From 1860 to 1930 The Connecticut Historical Society published a series containing items from their collection of historical documents. The following are the 24 volumes of their works freely made available online. To assist the researcher with determining the contents for each volume, we’ve included such in the description. Connecticut genealogists will want to pay particular attention to Volumes 8-10, 12, 14, and 22. Willis and Wyllys family researchers, who descend from George Wyllys will be ecstatic over volume 21. And to our Native American friends, volumes 2 and 3 contain some information on early Connecticut Indians.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 1

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 2

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 3

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 4

The Talcott Papers: Correspondence and Documents during Joseph Talcott’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut, 1724-1741, edited by Mary Kingsbury Talcott.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 5

The Talcott Papers: Correspondence and Documents during Joseph Talcott’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut, 1724-1741, edited by Mary Kingsbury Talcott.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 6

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 7

Orderly Book and Journals kept by Connecticut Men while taking part in the American Revolution, 1775-1778

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 8

Additional Rolls of service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution not found in the “Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution.”

EN: This manuscripts digital images are in need of rescanning. Many of these pages are too small of versions of the page itself, making them very difficult to read, and some are very blurry.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 9

Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 10

Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French and Indian War, 1755-1762.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 11

The Law Papers: Correspondence and Documents during Jonathan Law’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut 1741-1750.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 12

Lists and Returns of Connecticut Men in the Revolution. 1775-1783.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 13

The Law Papers: Correspondence and Documents during Jonathan Law’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut 1741-1750.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 14

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 15

The Law Papers: Correspondence and Documents during Jonathan Law’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut 1741-1750.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 16

The Wolcott Papers: Correspondence and Documents during Roger Wolcott’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut 1750-1754

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 17

The Fitch Papers: Correspondence and Documents during Thomas Fitch’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut 1754-1766.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 18

The Fitch Papers: Correspondence and Documents during Thomas Fitch’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut 1754-1766.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 19

The Pitkin Papers: Correspondence and Documents during William Pitkin’s Governorship of the Colony of Connecticut, 1766-1769

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 20

Huntington Papers: Correspondence of the Brothers Joshua and Jedidiah Huntington, during the period of the American Revolution. In two parts.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 21

The Wyllys Papers: Correspondence and Documents chiefly of Descendants of Gov. George Wyllys of Connecticut, 1590-1796.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 22

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 23

The Deane Papers: Correspondence between Silas Deane, his brothers, and their business and political associates, 1771-1795.

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society: Volume 24

Hoadly Memorial: Early Letters and Documents relating to Connecticut 1643-1709, gathered by Charles J. Hoadly