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Connecticut State Library and State Archives

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Nice and helpful staff

Staff in the archives were kind and helpful. They provided lockers for my stuff while I was there... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Oakland, CA
Family History Research

Ct State Archives is an Excellent resource for finding out information about your Family History... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Staff in the archives were kind and helpful. They provided lockers for my stuff while I was there. I was able to view original records from the Civil War period. They offered any help they could provide and it made for a short but productive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Ct State Archives is an Excellent resource for finding out information about your Family History. The Staff is very friendly and helpful as they assist you in navigating the Archive Records and using the microfilm and newspapers. They have a large card catalog of The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobHenderson1
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Came here to do some genealogy research on some of my CT roots. Mel, the librarian, was extremely helpful and forthcoming with suggestions for searches. He walked us around the library to show us the locations of the various collections. He showed us how to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We walked in here only because we couldn't get in to the State Capitol right away (the fire alarm had gone off, so everyone was outside) and saw the building across the way. However, it was really interesting to walk around and see the exhibits,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Naberius
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have visited the State Library several times over the last year conducting family research. The staff is always helpful - especially when one has not use a microfilm machine in a while. In addition the museum had several interesting displays focusing on the history...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Judd K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I walked all the way there and it was mid-day. It is really hard to figure how to get in. I walked the building twice. It came highly recommended, so I was extremely disappointed.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 411Luv2Travel
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The amount of CT genealogy resources on hand is incredible. Additionally the staff are very helpful and willing to assist. It's a no frills location, however, the amount of information available offsets this altogether. Don't hesitate to ask for help. One other suggestion - before...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank tmchoate
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I hadn’t expected to find two modest coin cabinets in Memorial Hall. Some fluorescent bulbs were burned out and I didn’t notice any signage outside the cases. Expecting a modest display of grandpa’s box of funny money, imagine my shock at seeing, first thing, a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank patenman
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I had traveled to Connecticut to do genealogical research and the Library offered so much that could not be found elsewhere. The staff was beyond helpful. Loved the card files and actually found a death record that I had been searching for, for over 13...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Shalynne
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I spent a couple of hours here on a Saturday morning. Street parking on Saturdays is free and they open a parking lot that is usually for staff. The building is relatively deserted and you have to find the correct doorway to enter, but if...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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