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Irene Mix Root genealogical papers

Identifier: RG074_004

Scope and Content

These papers consist of the genealogical notes amassed by Root while the genealogist for the Colonial Dames. There are 80 notebooks with a card file index. Family names from the index are transcribed in the Container List below. The notes primarily cover the 18thcentury. There are also working papers for the Colonial Dames register.


  • 1940-1949, undated

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

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Biographical Note

Irene Howe Mix was born in New Haven on August 7, 1887, to Alfred and Anna Mix. Mix was on the staff of the Connecticut State Library as the secretary to Lucius B. Barbour, the Public Records Examiner. In 1933, she became the genealogist for the Colonial Dames Society. She married Judson Buel Root on September 25, 1935. Besides the Colonial Dames, Root belonged to the Ruth Wyllys Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendents. She died on October 16, 1949.

Sources: Hartford Courant, September 26, 1935, p. 13; Hartford Courant, October 17. 1949, p.4.


3 cubic feet


Irene Mix Root (1887-1949) was the genealogist for the Colonial Dames Society. These papers contain her genealogy notes and register files.


Family names in the notebooks are in no particular order. The index identifies which books the name could be found in. The register sheets are arranged alphabetical by last name.


Recieved from Irene Mix Root's estate on November 30, 1949.

RG 074:004, Irene Mix Root Genealogical Papers
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository