Friday, March 18, 2016
Upcoming Event: Using the Connecticut State Library Website
On March 21st from 6 to 8 pm, Godfrey staffer Bryna O'Sullivan will teach you how to use the website for genealogy. Registration is required and full information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/108892012834948/.
Here's a sneak preview...
Probate records are one of the hardest types of records to use for Connecticut genealogy. Why? Because unlike vital or land records, they were never kept on the town level. Instead, probates have always been kept on the district level. Unfortunately for genealogists, those districts have changed regularly over time... so how you figure out where your ancestor's records might be located?
Some are actually online and easily searchable. ResearchITCT gives Connecticut residents access to probate microfilms available on Ancestry.
Your ancestor's records not there? Try the guide available here to determine the correct probate district and contact the court in question...
Hope to see you Monday.