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New Haven County Court Records: Uncovering New Haven

Introduction

The New Haven County Court Records span from 1666 to 1855. This subject guide provides background information about the eras from colonial Connecticut to antebellum America, in order to help researchers put these records into historical context.

Thanks to a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the Connecticut State Library is processing this collection for enhanced public access and use. In tandem with this subject guide, we have also published a blog that chronicles a selection of the interesting, amusing, tragic, and sometimes infuriating cases found in these court records.

Click on the subject heading tabs above to access Connecticut State Library print and electronic resources, websites, and other external links and resources. (Please be advised that some of these resources--particularly those created in previous eras--contain descriptions for ancestral, racial, ethnic, and gender identity that may be offensive or harmful to researchers, and are considered inappropriate to use in modern times.)

We will be adding more materials to this subject guide as we identify additional resources. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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This project is generously supported by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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