The Connecticut Historical Society is a nonprofit educational organization established in 1825 and includes a “museum, library, and the Edgar A. Waterman Research Center.”

They have a large in-house collection and a couple of online resources include:

  • Mary Morris Social Scrapbooks “An invaluable resource for Hartford-area social history, these 52 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings were compiled between 1873 and 1924.”
  • Civil War Monuments Survey

Most of their family history research material is offline.

“The Connecticut Historical Society is a great place to start or continue research into your family history. Our collection includes printed genealogies, Connecticut town and city directories (some runs are incomplete), and local histories for New England and some non-New England states, including published vital records, church records, and cemetery inscriptions. Featured genealogical materials include:

  • Published passenger and immigration lists
  • Military lists
  • Biographical dictionaries
  • Hereditary registers
  • Genealogical indices and bibliographies
  • Guides for ethnic research
  • Census indices—New England, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 1790-1850″


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