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Ask a Genealogist: Researching 20th century Connecticut newspapers

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Question:

I would like to know if it is possible for me to obtain Massachusetts and Connecticut newspaper articles pertaining to my father's murder which occurred on April 20, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut.

Answer:

Reply from Alice Kane, Genealogist

Digital images of the Boston Daily Record are available on GenealogyBank.com, which is a subscription website for historical newspapers and more. While NEHGS does not subscribe to this service, I am attaching a PDF copy of the pertinent page from my own log-in. The Boston Public Library’s Microtext Department (700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116; phone: 617-859-2018) also holds microfilm copies of that newspaper’s complete run of issues and has a photocopy service. As to the Bridgeport Post, GenealogyBank.com does not have images of the date you are interested in. The Connecticut State Library (231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT, 06106; phone: 860-757-6500; web: http://www.ctstatelibrary.org/topics/newspapers  has the most complete holdings of this newspaper that covers your date of interest.

 

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