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Church Records and Resources

Church Records & Resources for Historical Research

Milford Historic Church from WPA Survey

New England is well known for its historic Town Greens with their white steepled churches adorning them. Many people are curious about the history of the church and its architecture. You will find that much information has been written by the churches themselves, such as anniversary programs and histories of their parishes. 

If you are looking for ancestors, Connecticut is fortunate to have many historic church records stored in a central location here in the CT State Archives. The records we hold are mainly for Congregational Churches, but there are also Episcopal, Baptist, and Methodist records. The List of Church Records in the Connecticut State Library will show most of what records we hold. There are also collections in CT State Archives Record Group 070, Church Records; see the Descriptive Register of Church Records. Digitized microfilm of the original Church Records can be found through a 'Place'  search through the FamilySearch catalog.

Newer Accessions of Church Records to the State Archives can be found by searching the State Archives Finding Aids; see the link to this below. 

We also hold resources to research ministers, denominations, ecclesiastical affairs, and much more. See the tabs on the side to learn about the different kinds of material we hold about churches and the people who attended them. 

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