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Research guides compiled by the Connecticut State Library.

Finding Aids and Indexes

Guides to the New London County and Litchfield County court records. New Haven County finding aids coming soon!

Other Items of Interest



Research Resources Online Forum, November 2023

Rebecca Taber (Director of Connecticut History Day, Connecticut Democracy Center) and Sarah Morin (Project Archivist) discuss the Uncovering New Haven project, potential topics related to this year's National History Day theme: Turning Points in History, and research resources available at the Connecticut State Library.

Grating the Nutmeg, Connecticut Explored, November 2023

Dr. Kathy Hermes (publisher, Connecticut Explored), Beth Caruso (author, Windsor), and Sarah Morin (project archivist, Uncovering New Haven) discuss the history of witchcraft and the exoneration project, civil court cases relating to witchcraft accusations, and the persistence of belief in witches into the eighteenth century.

Archives and Records Custodians Symposium (ARC), RootsTech by FamilySearch, 2022

State Archivist Lizette Pelletier and Project Archivist Sarah Morin discuss the components of early colonial and pre-Civil War court records and why court records can be useful for genealogical research.

North Haven Memorial Library, April 2022

Project Archivist Sarah Morin presents more cases discovered in the New Haven County Court Records from 1700 to 1790. Subjects include cases involving African American, Black, and Indigenous peoples; crimes of “sin;” disease controversies; animal cruelty; Revolutionary War disputes; Benedict Arnold; and other interesting and unusual finds.

Third Thursday, Connecticut State Library, October 2021

In honor of Archives Month, Project Archivist Sarah Morin gives an overview of the New Haven County Court Records dating from 1666-1855 and highlights several of the interesting, amusing, tragic, and sometimes infuriating cases that we’ve discovered in the course of preserving these records.

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