Thursday, May 21, 2009

CHS has tools for researching your family tree

From the May newsletter of the Connecticut Historical Society:

"Developed under the direction of Charles Hale as a WPA project during the Great Depression, the Hale Headstone Index is immensely useful even today - more than 70 years later! This index, available in the Research Center on microfilm, consists of headstone transcriptions from all cemeteries in Connecticut. It can be used to find birth and death dates, to help determine familial relationships, and in some cases provide information concerning military service. Using microfilm for the first time can be daunting so stop by the Research Center and let our staff show you how to make use of this great resource!"