Connecticut Genealogy

Connecticut genealogy

The history of the state of Connecticut began in the early 1630s as settlements were formed along the Connecticut River in the areas of Windsor, Hartford, Wethersfield and Saybrook.

Some of the earliest Connecticut genealogy collections include land, court, church and probate records that date back to the 1640s.

As a professional genealogist, Holly MacCammon can assist you in finding any available records pertinent to your Connecticut ancestors.

Holly conducts research coaching sessions and traditional research projects. Whether you have hit a “brick wall” in your research, you need some assistance in focusing your goals, or you have research that requires a little more time or know-how, the research services she provides can help you discover more about your family history.

Connecticut genealogy

Holly can conduct online genealogy research for your Connecticut ancestors.  Her research strategy makes use of databases, digital publications, and professional networks to get the most out of the documentation and information that is available. Through her subscription services, she can search a multitude of collections that may not be available for general public access.

If an original record exists, but is not available in digital form, she can provide information and assistance on how to obtain a copy. If she is unable to find an existing record to a specific inquiry, she can provide suggestions on record substitutes that may provide the answers you need to make new family history discoveries or perhaps open up new avenues of research.

Connecticut Research Projects

Holly’s involvement with researching Connecticut genealogy collections includes tracing some of the state’s early settlers.

  • In her research, Holly has utilized:
    • Indexes and abstracts of vital record information from Connecticut town records
    • Transcriptions of New England marriages prior to 1700 compiled from books and manuscript collections
    • Published genealogical research in family history books with Revolutionary War and Colonial ties
    • Indexes to pre-1820 passenger and immigration lists

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Connecticut history

Do you need help with your family research? Click the button below to send Holly an e-mail inquiry about your Connecticut ancestors. She can also assist with genealogy research throughout the United States.

Highlights From Holly’s Connecticut Genealogy Research

Examination of 19th century church records for the town of Salisbury, Litchfield County, in search of an 1830’s marriage record.

Colchester Connecticut Probate Records

Researched 18th century New London County probate records to prove a father/daughter relationship between John Niles and Abigail (Niles) Chapman.

Researched mid-18th century church and town records of Hebron, Tolland County to identify the children born to Philip and Margaret Gay.

Study of two Colonial families, the Maskells and the Parsons, through published genealogies, as well as church and probate records, as they migrated from Connecticut to New Jersey in the early 1700s.