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Connecticut State Library and State Archives

231 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106-1548
+1 860-757-6500
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A Great place to do some family research

I have visited the State Library several times over the last year conducting family research. The... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Judd K
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
I could not figure how to get in; disappointed

I walked all the way there and it was mid-day. It is really hard to figure how to get in. I... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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+1 860-757-6500
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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

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.

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

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

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

Thank Shalynne
Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This is THE place to study Connecticut history and genealogy. Their collections are unparalleled, much of it unique. The staff is friendly and helpful. Do walk upstairs to the law library and the wonderful small museum. Can't beat the price, which is free!

1  Thank CleanWouldBeNice
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

The support staff and the materials are outstanding. I was researching the 1870s and the newspaper on site materials were incredibly helpful. Off site materials can be ordered and delivered within a day or so. The rules for the use of archive materials are apprpriately...More

Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 1 November 2015

The State of Connecticut has opened the renovated Library filling it with artifacts and historic memorablia. It's a pleasant diversion for a history buff but don't go out of you way to visit. It'll be there when you want to walk by

Thank Velma Sue
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Wow one of the best Library's in Connecticut, it has a wonderful Colt Gun Museum that shares how the west was won! It also has a lot of Connecticut history and art. A must see for the whole family.

1  Thank TheVoiceofCT
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