CTIAHS Genealogy Group

The Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society (CTIAHS) has a members' genealogy group that meets on the first Saturday of the month (except July and August) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ethnic Heritage Center, 270 Fitch Street, New Haven CT (on SCSU Campus).

Our genealogy group is designed to give members who are interested in family history opportunities to exchange ideas, learn from experts in the field and to make field trips. We sponsor family history workshops focusing on such topics as using census records, research both here and in Ireland, and on-line research.

The CTIAHS archives and library are located at the Ethnic Heritage Center at 270 Fitch Street on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven CT. The archives/library contains resource material for historical and genealogical research, including a set of old New Haven City Directories, microfilmed 18th and early 19th century New Haven School records, personal interest collections and family histories that have been donated by Irish and Irish-American people throughout Connecticut.

Getting Started

Start with Yourself and Work Backwards!  Fill in a Family Tree and Family Group sheets (see Blank Forms section) with the information you have, including names (and nicknames), dates and locations of births, marriages and deaths, approximate if necessary, known siblings in each generation, and religious denomination ... [ more ]

Research Resources

These include: Vital Records, Cemeteries, Census Data, City Directories, Newspapers, Immigration and Naturalization Records, Military Records, Missing Persons Records, Probate and Wills and Fraternal Organizations. Search all U.S. and family sources that you can in an effort to identify where in Ireland your ancestor came from. The piece of information that you are seeking is the townland where your ancestors lived ... [ more ]

Genealogy for Kids

Engage your children in genealogy at an early age! This section of our website has a great selection of activities for kids. My Family Tree, Genealogy Terms, Word Jumbles and more ... [ more ]

Blank Forms

Use the forms included in this section to chart your family genealogy. Family Trees, Ancestor and Relationship Charts, Genealogy Circles and more ... [ more ]

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