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Connecticut State Library

Day Trip to the Connecticut State Library and Archives

Research Tour
In Person
July 30, 2024 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Connecticut State Library and Archives, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Christopher C. Child
Jennifer Shakshober

Uncover your Connecticut roots on a special day trip to the Connecticut State Library and Archives. While there, you will have exclusive access to city directories, town records, newspapers, probate records, special genealogy files, published resources, and much more! Our experts will help you plan your research with a pre-trip consultation and will be there with you during the trip to provide additional support. Whether this is your first trip to the Connecticut State Library or one of many, American Ancestors will help you make the most of your time there while also enjoying the company and camaraderie of fellow researchers!

This program includes:

  • 30-minute virtual consultation via Zoom, scheduled prior to the day trip
  • Tour and orientation by Connecticut State Library staff
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Research assistance by American Ancestors experts while at the repository

Please note: registration does not include transportation to or from the repository.


Cancellation Policy

Written cancellations received on or before June 30, 2024 will be fully refunded. No refund is possible after this date. Fees are based on group participation. There is no refund for services or portions of the day trip not taken, or for participants who do not complete the day trip.

About the Connecticut Library & Archives

The Connecticut State Library is home to a treasure trove of records for researching your family history, including the Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, and the Hale Collection of Connecticut cemetery inscriptions. It also has a large collection of newspaper records, church records, census records, probates, directories, land records, passenger arrivals and naturalization records, and more! Please explore their helpful guide on Preparing for Your Research Trip to the History and Genealogy Unit.


Tuesday, July 30, 2024

9:30 a.m.:

Tour and Orientation by Connecticut State Library Staff

10:30 a.m.:

Personal Research

12:00 p.m.:

Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m.:

Personal research

4:00 p.m.:

Program concludes

*Schedule subject to change

Books and Journals
Christopher C. Child
New England
African American
Lineage Societies
Chris Child has worked for various departments at NEHGS since 1997 and became a full-time employee in July 2003. He has been a member of NEHGS since the age of eleven.
Research and Library Services
Jen Shakshober
Areas of expertise: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.
Connecticut State Library and Archives

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