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February, June and September:

Cos Cob Library

5 Sinawoy, Cos Cob, CT 06907

March and October:

Danbury Public Library

170 Main St, Danbury, CT

April and November:

Trumbull Historical Society

1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611


Fairfield Museum & History Center

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT


Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.

PO Box 249, Stamford, CT 06904

Focused on southwestern Connecticut

About the Journal

Initially published as the Bulletin in 1958, the Society's periodical has been titled Connecticut Ancestry since 1971 and now averages 40 pages per quarterly issue. The journal's contents include well-researched and documented articles on families with roots in southwestern Connecticut, transcriptions of previously unpublished source material, and articles on genealogical technique. Members are encouraged to submit the results of their own research projects for publication.


Also published are queries, book reviews, and a calendar of genealogical events sponsored by our Society and by others. Since 1985, an every-name index is included in the last issue of each annual volume. Combined indexes for the earlier volumes are available from our list of publications along with back issues, as available.

Submission Guidelines

This is your journal on Connecticut families and Connecticut research. Sharing your knowledge of sources, your genealogical techniques, and the results of your research is what keeps the publication going. Reports on work in progress are encouraged - reader response to such an article may advance your research. Whatever you send is appreciated. We will acknowledge all contributions.


Preferred submission is now as an email attachment using any standard word-processing application to editor <at> As near as possible, please format as follows:

  • 1 inch margins all sides of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.
  • Titles bold and centered in at least 12pt. or 14pt. type followed by author's name and contact information (address and/or email), also centered. Section titles bold on left margin.
  • Use a serif font such as Times, Times New Roman, or Garamond, usually 12pt. or 11pt.
  • For most text, justification to both left and right margins looks best.
  • For family genealogies we prefer either Register or Modified Register format.
  • Sources should be referenced with numbered footnotes (not endnotes).
  • Do not number pages except lightly in pencil on reverse of hard copies.

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For Issue       #1 August     #2 November       #3 February          #4 May

Past Journals

There is a listing of past issue "Table of Contents" that can be searched using your browser's "Find" feature after going to this Past Journals page.

250th Issue

Connecticut Ancestry recently celebrated its 250th issue. Included in that issue is a retrospective written by our current genealogist, Frederick C. Hart, Jr., CG, FASG. Read the article for yourself.

Commemorative Edition

Connecticut Ancestry, Volume 47
the Commemorative Edition
celebrating the Society's 50th Anniversary
224 pages hardbound in handsome gold buckram


What the genealogical journals are saying:

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, April 2005: Deciding what to include from such a long period is difficult, and the editorial committee is to be commended for their choices, which give the flavor of the journal's diverse contents. ... The focus of Connecticut Ancestry is "Southwestern Connecticut." ... Because of migration patterns, Massachusetts, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley are mentioned frequently in these articles.


The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, October 2005: Selected past articles of various types have been reprinted along with useful lists of the other articles that will be found in the Society's publications. From this mix one gains an overview of the Society's many accomplishments. ... Any researcher with early family connections in southwestern Connecticut will want to peruse this entire volume.

The American Genealogist, April 2005: To celebrate its 50th anniversary ... the vigorous Connecticut Ancestry Society ... published two special issues of its journal. ... It includes 13 original articles by some of the best genealogists and researchers in the country. ... These articles are now the best accounts available on their subject matter, and each is a model for other researchers. ... Every library specializing in Connecticut scholarship should obtain a hard-bound copy, ... and many libraries and individuals will want to join the Society.


The Connecticut Nutmegger, September 2005: This is a fine book to commemorate 50 years and also will be useful to researchers looking for the families cited.

To purchase a copy for yourself or as a gift for your local library, select Back Issues: 50th Anniv. Year for $50.00 on the Publications page.

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