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sam31750

Connecticut Historical Research

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Samcapitol

sam31750

Connecticut Historical Research

9

Reviews
Samcapitol

sam31750

Connecticut Historical Research

9

Reviews

Connecticut Historical Research

$30/hr

Sam Lewbel

Stafford Springs, Connecticut
Response Rate

100%

Response Time

unknown


Provider Info
Services
About Me

Semi-retired former educator, freelance writer, historian. See my articles on Connecticut history at OneNewEngland.com or my 2009 book Historic Photos of Connecticut (Turner Publishing) available at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

Education/Training

- Retired U.S. History teacher, university adjunct, educational editor
- Master's Degree in U.S. History
- Numerous historic and educational publications

Research Services

Connecticut newspapers (obituaries, birth or wedding announcements or articles on major events reported in local or statewide newspapers) also historic photo look-ups for century @1860-1960 and archival record retrieval (i.e. county or superior courts) at Connecticut State Library

Research Specialities
  • Colonial
  • Court Records
Research Localities
  • Connecticut, USA
Research Repositories
  • Connecticut State Library
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

Record Retrieval
Images

How to Hire sam31750 for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button at the top of this page.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Connecticut Historic Photographs
    As author of HISTORIC PHOTOS OF CONNECTICUT (Turner Publishing, 2009) I have viewed thousands of photos of places, events and people taken for var...

    $30.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Connecticut Historic Photographs

    $30.00/record

    Description

    As author of HISTORIC PHOTOS OF CONNECTICUT (Turner Publishing, 2009) I have viewed thousands of photos of places, events and people taken for various publications and purposes over the first century of the camera.

    After the copyright expired many of these rare photos became property of the Connecticut State Library (CSL) in Hartford. While some are indexed, most are simply part of larger specialized collections found in the state archives. The existence of a photograph is often simply by chance, although images of historic buildings, unique events and popular locations were often preserved. A surprising number of photos also exist of private residences, mills, factories and “main streets” across the state.

    I will search through relevant collections in the CSL and provide a high resolution (600 dpi) jpeg of any photograph (If more than one image exists in a collection up to five additional images will be provided for just $2 each). Included will be a full description of any textual information that accompanied the photo (photographer, date, original owner, etc.) as well as documentation on the collection in which I found the photograph. If the only image I can locate is not of photographic quality (i.e. a newspaper or magazine clipping) price will be reduced 50%. Most images in the collection are black and white; some have faded or deteriorated over time. If I cannot locate an image I will provide a full listing of those collections searched.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide a detailed physical description of who or what are you looking for. Include any identifying information such as where he/she/it was located and the time frame. Might a photo have appeared in a local newspaper, town commemorative publication or similar unique source? (The original of many newspaper photos are in the archives. If you have such an image please provide a copy and I will attempt to locate the original. Please note if I should include additional images (up to five at $3 per image) if they exist in the same collection. Turn around time between 14-21 days. Please note that not all archival materials are stored on site often necessitating multiple trips.


    ×
  • Connecticut Newspapers - Entire State - Just se...
    The Connecticut State Library has the most complete collection of newspapers published in the state – including the HARTFORD COURANT, (published c...

    $30.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Connecticut Newspapers - Entire State - Just send me a date!

    $30.00/record

    Description

    The Connecticut State Library has the most complete collection of newspapers published in the state – including the HARTFORD COURANT, (published continuously since 1764). Other papers such as the DAY of New London have also published since colonial times. Located on microfilm, these sources are not indexed. I will search for obituaries by date in local newspapers (I can also search for birth and wedding announcements). Lookup may involve searching several daily papers for up to 30 days. I will provide (in jpeg format) a copy of the microfilm entry. If an obituary or similar item cannot be located I will describe the newspapers and dates searched. Turnaround time between 7-14 days.

    Ordering Instructions

    For an obituary “lookup” please provide full name, date of death and town of residence. Additional information: i.e. religious, professional or fraternal memberships, town and date of birth, profession, name of spouse and/or maiden name my be helpful.


    ×
  • 18th and 19th Century Connecticut Court Records
    Colonial era and later court records including probate, county and superior (criminal) court records are archived at the Connecticut State Library....

    $30.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    18th and 19th Century Connecticut Court Records

    $30.00/record

    Description

    Colonial era and later court records including probate, county and superior (criminal) court records are archived at the Connecticut State Library. Often these holdings include the original court documents, filings and judgments. I can search for specific documents or search to find if a person was involved in any civil or criminal court cases during a specific time period.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide a description of the type of document or event you are seeking. Include whatever information you can such as the date or time period, persons involved and the location. (i.e. "In or around 1773 Ezekial Hayes of New Haven sued Benedict Arnold, also of New Haven, for non-payment of a debt." or "Any cases involving Thomas Wadsworth of Waterbury between 1765 and 1775.") I will order, search and if found, photograph the relevant documents and/or report on all materials searched. *Note: Rate is per single document retrieval, general searches are per hour.


    ×

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1 Review
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8 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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jeniannj

I have used him for several projects. He is thorough and goes the second mile. Highly recommended!

June 2017


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stargategirl82

A+++++++++! Sam did a great job working to find the obituaries that I requested!!

April 2013


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stargategirl82

Sam was fast, kept in contact with me throughout the entire process (including some technical difficulties), and found me a great document! A++++.

April 2013


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harvardx

Excellent service, excellent communication and follow up

April 2013


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asparagirl

Sam found my great-great-grandmother's obituary in a New Haven newspaper for me, which gave me a ton of new information about my family tree! He was prompt and the quality of the photo/scan of the obituary was good. Thanks, Sam!

April 2013


Sam Lewbel

Stafford Springs, Connecticut

$30 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

unknown

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About Me

Semi-retired former educator, freelance writer, historian. See my articles on Connecticut history at OneNewEngland.com or my 2009 book Historic Photos of Connecticut (Turner Publishing) available at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

Education/Training

- Retired U.S. History teacher, university adjunct, educational editor
- Master's Degree in U.S. History
- Numerous historic and educational publications

Research Services

Connecticut newspapers (obituaries, birth or wedding announcements or articles on major events reported in local or statewide newspapers) also historic photo look-ups for century @1860-1960 and archival record retrieval (i.e. county or superior courts) at Connecticut State Library

Research Specialities
  • Colonial
  • Court Records
Research Localities
  • Connecticut, USA
Research Repositories
  • Connecticut State Library
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

How to Hire sam31750 for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button to the left.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask a Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Connecticut Historic Photographs
    As author of HISTORIC PHOTOS OF CONNECTICUT (Turner Publishing, 2009) I have viewed thousands of photos of places, events and ...

    $30.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Connecticut Historic Photographs

    $30.00/record

    Description

    As author of HISTORIC PHOTOS OF CONNECTICUT (Turner Publishing, 2009) I have viewed thousands of photos of places, events and people taken for various publications and purposes over the first century of the camera.

    After the copyright expired many of these rare photos became property of the Connecticut State Library (CSL) in Hartford. While some are indexed, most are simply part of larger specialized collections found in the state archives. The existence of a photograph is often simply by chance, although images of historic buildings, unique events and popular locations were often preserved. A surprising number of photos also exist of private residences, mills, factories and “main streets” across the state.

    I will search through relevant collections in the CSL and provide a high resolution (600 dpi) jpeg of any photograph (If more than one image exists in a collection up to five additional images will be provided for just $2 each). Included will be a full description of any textual information that accompanied the photo (photographer, date, original owner, etc.) as well as documentation on the collection in which I found the photograph. If the only image I can locate is not of photographic quality (i.e. a newspaper or magazine clipping) price will be reduced 50%. Most images in the collection are black and white; some have faded or deteriorated over time. If I cannot locate an image I will provide a full listing of those collections searched.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide a detailed physical description of who or what are you looking for. Include any identifying information such as where he/she/it was located and the time frame. Might a photo have appeared in a local newspaper, town commemorative publication or similar unique source? (The original of many newspaper photos are in the archives. If you have such an image please provide a copy and I will attempt to locate the original. Please note if I should include additional images (up to five at $3 per image) if they exist in the same collection. Turn around time between 14-21 days. Please note that not all archival materials are stored on site often necessitating multiple trips.


    ×
  • Connecticut Newspapers - Entire State - Just se...
    The Connecticut State Library has the most complete collection of newspapers published in the state – including the HARTFORD C...

    $30.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Connecticut Newspapers - Entire State - Just send me a date!

    $30.00/record

    Description

    The Connecticut State Library has the most complete collection of newspapers published in the state – including the HARTFORD COURANT, (published continuously since 1764). Other papers such as the DAY of New London have also published since colonial times. Located on microfilm, these sources are not indexed. I will search for obituaries by date in local newspapers (I can also search for birth and wedding announcements). Lookup may involve searching several daily papers for up to 30 days. I will provide (in jpeg format) a copy of the microfilm entry. If an obituary or similar item cannot be located I will describe the newspapers and dates searched. Turnaround time between 7-14 days.

    Ordering Instructions

    For an obituary “lookup” please provide full name, date of death and town of residence. Additional information: i.e. religious, professional or fraternal memberships, town and date of birth, profession, name of spouse and/or maiden name my be helpful.


    ×
  • 18th and 19th Century Connecticut Court Records
    Colonial era and later court records including probate, county and superior (criminal) court records are archived at the Connec...

    $30.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    18th and 19th Century Connecticut Court Records

    $30.00/record

    Description

    Colonial era and later court records including probate, county and superior (criminal) court records are archived at the Connecticut State Library. Often these holdings include the original court documents, filings and judgments. I can search for specific documents or search to find if a person was involved in any civil or criminal court cases during a specific time period.

    Ordering Instructions

    Provide a description of the type of document or event you are seeking. Include whatever information you can such as the date or time period, persons involved and the location. (i.e. "In or around 1773 Ezekial Hayes of New Haven sued Benedict Arnold, also of New Haven, for non-payment of a debt." or "Any cases involving Thomas Wadsworth of Waterbury between 1765 and 1775.") I will order, search and if found, photograph the relevant documents and/or report on all materials searched. *Note: Rate is per single document retrieval, general searches are per hour.


    ×

Pricing is flexible with discounts for larger/multiple orders. I can generally complete an order within 14 days. Many archival materials are stored off-site and may take up to a week for retrieval. All documents are photographed using an iPhone and will be delivered in jpg format unless otherwise requested. Also, please note that the Connecticut Newspaper Collection is all on microfilm which does not always provide a completely clear image.

Reviews
References
1 Review
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
8 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 10 de81954d84e21326b911d863e801433fd39c84be3d08568807ccd84157954603

jeniannj

I have used him for several projects. He is thorough and goes the second mile. Highly recommended!

June 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 25 29814e1c0c1d8ea70906ba204fb68dd72ac4018855a04ca6fcf3575ad82d1ddc

stargategirl82

A+++++++++! Sam did a great job working to find the obituaries that I requested!!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 25 29814e1c0c1d8ea70906ba204fb68dd72ac4018855a04ca6fcf3575ad82d1ddc

stargategirl82

Sam was fast, kept in contact with me throughout the entire process (including some technical difficulties), and found me a great document! A++++.

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

harvardx

Excellent service, excellent communication and follow up

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

asparagirl

Sam found my great-great-grandmother's obituary in a New Haven newspaper for me, which gave me a ton of new information about my family tree! He was prompt and the quality of the photo/scan of the obituary was good. Thanks, Sam!

April 2013


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