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Genealogical Research
There are many wonderful resources in Hartford for genealogical searches, including the Connecticut State Library History and Genealogy Unit where you'll find extensive birth, death, marriage, naturalization, land, probate and other records; Hartford History Center at the main branch of the Hartford Public Library, the Connecticut Historical Society Research Library as well as these online resources:

Hartford County 1790 Census. County map showing towns contained there with links to census information for 1790.

Hartford County Connecticut Geneaology. Wiki site sponsored by FamilySearch.org.

Hartford County Genealogy. Cemeteries, census, vitals, photos, records and information on volunteering.

Hartford Genealogy. Birth, death, cemetery, census and church records, plus city directories and Hartford Histories and Genealogies provided by LDS.

Connecticut Department of Health. Office of vital records provides information on how to obtain a certified CT birth, dealth or marriage certificate.

U.S. GenWeb Hartford. Free resources organized by town.


Bushnell Park Foundation Historical information, including profiles of Frederick Law Olmsted, Horace Wells, Jacob Weidenmann, Reverend Horace Bushnell and George Keller.

Cedar Hill Cemetery Provides history of the park-like cemetery, virtual tour and information on activities.

Charter Oak Cultural Center Historic structure now houses exhibition and performance space and offers multicultural arts and education programming.

Connecticut Gravestone Network. Dedicated to preserving the state's old burying grounds and preserving their historic significance.

The Connecticut Historical Society Extensive research library, exhibits, artifacts and comprehensive historical information.

Connecticut History Online Excellent resource for photographs, drawings and prints on the state's history.

Connecticut Landmarks Museum-based preservation organization provides information on historic properties statewide.

Connecticut State Library Repository of historical and genealogical information and collections.

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Showcases the contributions of Connecticut women. Located at the Hartford College for Women at the University of Hartford.

Cricket Hall of Fame Nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the game of cricket in the United States

Elizabeth Park 102-acre public park known worldwide for its rose garden.

Farmington Avenue Alliance Nonprofit organization that promotes the urban neighborhoods along Farmington Avenue.

First Company Governor's Foot Guard Official state military unit orginally organized in 1771 that now providers primarily ceremonial services.

Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens Nonprofit formed for the purposes of promoting the literary arts and preserving the cultural legacy of Wallace Stevens.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Last residence of Harriet Beecher Stowe and site of the Stowe-Day Library, housing a collection of 19th century literature.

The Hartford African American Heritage Trail Nonprofit organization that researches the places that tell the history of Hartford's African American citizens.

The Hartford Black History Project. Community-based nonprofit that celebrates the contribution of the Black community to Hartford's history.

HartfordHistory.net Articles, images and a blog all about Hartford's history. By Kevin Flood.

Hartford Preservation Alliance. Nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the city's significant architectureHartford Public Library Extensive resource site for information on Hartford.

Hartford Public Library. Hartford's premier source for information, community programming and learning.

Hartford Radio History. Covering radio and some television stations, both current and defunct.

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford Nonprofit organization d rivernorth.html edicated to collecting and preserving historical documents, photographs and memorabilia of the Jewish community of Greater Hartford.

Mark Twain House Where Samuel Clemens lived and worked from 1874 to 1891.

The Old State House History, vintage photos and information on events.

Curlie Project: Hartford History List of resources provided by dmoz.org

Peregrine Watch at the Travelers Tower Amelia is an adult female peregrine falcon. Her aerie is a nest located outside the 21st floor of Travelers tower building in downtown Hartford. View live and archived images online.

Real Art Ways Hartford's premiere art gallery and events center.

Riverfront Recapture Nonprofit organization leading the effort to restore public access to the Connecticut River in the Metro Hartford area.

Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford Charitable and educational membership society that promotes Hartford's history.

Other Resources
Adobe PDF File Hartford's Historic Districts and Properties as of 2010 Color-coded map prepared by the City of Hartford

Adobe PDF File Hartford's War Memorials List Information provided by Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library

Adobe PDF File Jewish Cemeteries in Hartford Information from Jewish Cemeteries of Five Counties of CT Cohen/Goldfarb Collection, Vol. 2 ©1998 Published by Heritage Books

Adobe PDF File Old South Burying Ground List of interments provided by Ruth Shapleigh-Brown, Connecticut Gravestone Network

Adobe PDF File Sexton's List of Burials Center Church ("Ancient") Burying Ground as published in consecutive issues of The Connecticut Magazine, 1898-1899

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