Catalogs & Useful Links

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Cragin's CatalogCONNECT - Sharing the Resources of Central Connecticut Member Libraries
iConn.org

Search magazines, journals, newspapers, business and health information

Connecticut News

NameDescripton
The Connecticut MirrorAn online news source that will enable readers to become better informed about state government and public policy
Connecticut Network

Your State. Your Government. Your Network.

The DayA daily newspaper covering a 20-town region in eastern Connecticut
Hartford CourantThe country's oldest newspaper in continuous publication
Hartford Courant - Historical(1764-1922) Via iConn.org (please have your library card ready)
Norwich BulletinServing eastern Connecticut since 1791
Connecticut News JunkieA Connecticut news site that understands the usual media offerings just aren't enough.

Genealogy

The Library has a small local history and genealogy collection, which is accessible during Library service hours. Additionally, the following links may be helpful in your research.

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Ancestry.comOffers both free and premium subscription databases including the Social Security Death Index and U.S. Census Records, and numerous databases dedicated to specific ethnic origins and regions
Connecticut Genealogical Society 
Connecticut Historical SocietyA non-profit museum, library, and education center
Connecticut History OnlineA collection of images of the state's people, places and events
Connecticut State LibrarySome databases are made available through paid subscriptions or licenses and can be accessed only at the State Library.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy SitesA list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online
Ellis Island ImmigrationSearch the electronic archive of passenger lists from Ellis Island's immigration records.
Family Search

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides access to genealogical records gathered from all over the world.

ArchivesFamily history made simple and affordable.
The Godfrey LibraryCity and business directories, vital records, printed census records, state, county, and local histories as well as numerous family histories, family bible records, and service and pension records
HeritageQuest OnlineAvailable through iConn.org
National Archives & Records Administration Genealogy PageFind information on how to do genealogical research at the National Archives and other useful links.
National Genealogical SocietyThe premier national society for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian
New England Historic Genealogical SocietyThe oldest and most respected nonprofit genealogical organization in the country
Roots WebThe oldest and largest FREE genealogy site, supported by Ancestry.com
VitalChek to Obtain Vital RecordsLocate and order birth certificates and other vital records throughout the United States.