The following links may be helpful in researching your patriot lineage.
DAR Genealogical Research Database. Discover whether your ancestor has already been verified by the DAR as a patriot.
Connecticut State Library. Archives contain a wide variety of resources for people doing historical and genealogical research.
Family Search is sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Access billions of records including transcribed (and many times microfilmed images of) birth, death, and marriage records, census records and estate files.
Heritage Quest. Access from home through your public library's portal; find census images, historical, and genealogical publications.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet helps you find potential sources for information about your ancestor.