Project: Connecticut

Categories: Connecticut | Connecticut Project | Connecticut Projects

This project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the Connecticut Project!
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The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Connecticut related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Connecticut Counties
Fairfield Hartford Litchfield Middlesex New Haven New London Tolland Windham
Please note: There were no counties in Connecticut prior to 10 May 1666, and county government was abolished in 1960.


How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Connecticut or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

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  • Look at one of the project's example profiles to see what we hope for in profiles that are part of our project. Other excellent examples from our project and others can be found in the Examples Gallery.

Add united_states and connecticut to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.

If you are interested in New Haven Colony add the new_haven_colony to your followed tags.

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.

Add your name to the Members List along with anything you'd like to add.


Using Connecticut Project Templates:
The main project template is to be used on profiles that should be managed by the Connecticut Project. Sometimes this is people important to Connecticut's history, or common ancestors who were early settlers (who don't fall into the Puritan Great Migration Project). All profiles that need Project Protection under the Connecticut Project should have the Project Box template and the Project as a manager. Type {{Connecticut}} which will give you:
Connecticut Flag
... ... ... is a part of Connecticut History.
Join: Connecticut Project
Discuss: connecticut

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from Connecticut. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance:

Connecticut Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{Connecticut Sticker}}
... ... ... was a Connecticuter.
Living Persons {{Connecticut Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is a Connecticuter.


The overall goals of the United States Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in Connecticut and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Connecticut-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Connecticut counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Connecticut state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Connecticut Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Connecticut, please consider adding Catalog: Connecticut Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Connecticut Project Worklist. Lists of Profile*One Place Studies: Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut led by James Paxtons that need work.
  2. Cemeteries in Connecticut need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Connecticut Cemeteries Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Connecticut state tribes.
  4. Work on Connecticut's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  5. Create new profiles for people of Connecticut who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  6. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Connecticut, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  7. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Connecticut in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Town and County Projects and Pages

One Place Studies

State Resources

Connecticut Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

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