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Genealogy

Ancestry.com Library EditionAncestry.com Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online. Access is available within Wilton Library on the Library’s Internet Computers.

Connecticut Digital Collections:  researchIT CT database offering Central Connecticut State University's (CCSU) Digital Collections, a collection of more than 4,500 digital objects including oral histories, rare publications and archives materials, Polish posters and publications, student publications, theses and dissertations; Connecticut State Library’s Digital Collections, a collection of materials from the Connecticut State Library and the State Archives, including court documents, law and legal materials, photographs of farms, roads, bridges and more, ranging from 1631 to the present; Newspapers of Connecticut, a sample collection of historical newspapers covering the various regions, perspectives and topics of the Civil War era in Connecticut, including theConnecticut War Record from 1863-1865; Treasures of Connecticut Libraries, a collection of more than 1,700 items from Connecticut libraries and partnering institutions, including Civil War letters, historical photographs, postcards, pamphlets, films and more; and new items from CT libraries are added on an ongoing basis; Southern Connecticut State University's (SCSU) Digital Collections, a collection of antique library postcards, student publications, the newsletter of the Connecticut Library Association and Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.'s papers; and Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA), a service of the University of Connecticut Libraries with a collection of 200,000 digital assets from 20 different institutions, and includes assets from Connecticut History Illustrated (formerly Connecticut History Online).  [Available to all Connecticut residents with current public library cards.]

Connecticut State Library Collections in Ancestry.com:  researchIT CT database offering Connecticut State Library materials on Ancestry.com that are not part of the Ancestry.com site that is commercially available to the public. To access the State Library’s materials, you must create an individual account with Ancestry.com. In doing so, be aware that you may receive large amounts of e-mail from Ancestry.com – unless you choose to opt out of receiving those e-mails.  [Available to all Connecticut residents with current public library cards.]

HeritageQuest: researchIT CT research resource for family history and American culture. Includes U.S. Federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection. [Available to all Connecticut residents with current public library cards.]

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