Connecticut: Links to Digitized County Histories

Connecticut is today’s entry. I never realized that it has only eight counties! However, all have digitized county histories, so have fun browsing.

FAQ

1. While every county in the state is listed, links are only provided for titles that no longer fall under U.S. copyright laws. All (almost) links connect to free websites.
2. There are a few instances when a book has been digitized, but is only found on a paid site. In that case, no link is inserted, but a note as to the website where it has been found is given.
3. When a state history has also been found in digital format, it is listed in the STATE section that precedes the county list. I have limited STATE entries to those with county histories/biographical volumes in them.
4. There are a number of counties that DO have histories written, BUT they remain copyrighted material. Therefore, if a county has NONE after its name, it doesn’t mean there is no county history, just that none has been digitized. It’s also possible that the only digitized county history is included in one of the state volumes, so be sure to check those entries.
5. If the book is on FamilySearch, you will need a free account to access it. This list does NOT include town histories.
6. When all fifty states have been completed, I will post a PDF of them all.
7. One last note – it is very possible that a book is digitally available on more than one website. I’ve only included links to one site per book.

CONNECTICUT

STATE – Connecticut historical collections: containing a general collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc., John Warner Barber, Durrie & Peck, New Haven, Connecticut, 1837.
STATERepresentative citizens of Connecticut, biographical memorial, American Historical Society, New York, 1916.
STATE Biographical encyclopedia of Connecticut & Rhode Island to the nineteenth century, Henry Clay Williams, Metropolitan Publishing & Engraving Company, New York, 1879.

FAIRFIELD – History of Fairfield County, Connecticut: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers, Duane Hamilton Hurd, J.W. Lewis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1881.
FAIRFIELD – Leading Business Men of Fairfield County, and a historical review of the principal cities, Mercantile Publishing Company, Boston, 1887.
FAIRFIELDHistory of Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1639-1928, Volume 1, Lynn W. Wilson, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1929.
FAIRFIELDHistory of Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1639-1928, Volume 2, Lynn Winfield Wilson, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1929.
FAIRFIELDHistory of Fairfield County, Connecticut, 1639-1928, Volume 3, Lynn Winfield Wilson, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1929.
HARTFORD – History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1928: being a study of the makers of the first constitution and the story of their lives, of their descendants and of all who have come, Volume 1, Charles Winslow Burpee, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1928.
HARTFORD – History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1928: being a study of the makers of the first constitution and the story of their lives, of their descendants and of all who have come, Volume 2, Charles Winslow Burpee, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1928.
HARTFORD – History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1928: being a study of the makers of the first constitution and the story of their lives, of their descendants and of all who have come, Volume 3, Charles Winslow Burpee, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1928.
HARTFORDThe Memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1, James Hammond Trumbull, E.L. Osgood, Boston, 1886.
HARTFORDThe Memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 2, James Hammond Trumbull, E.L. Osgood, Boston, 1886.
LITCHEFIELD – A biographical history of the county of Litchfield, Payne Kenyon Kilbourne, Clark, Austin & Company, New York, 1851.
LITCHFIELDHistory of Litchefield County, J.W. Lewis, Philadelphia, 1881.
LITCHFIELDLitchfield County sketches, Newell Meeker Calhoun, Litchfield County View Club, 1906.
LITCHFIELDRural life in Litchfield County, Charles S. Phelps, Litchfield County University Club, 1917.
LITCHFIELDLitchfield County centennial celebration: held at Litchfield, Conn., 13th and 14th of August, 1851, E. Hunt, Hartford, Connecticut, 1851.
LITCHFIELDBiographical review of . . the leading citizens of Litchefield, County, Connecticut, Biographical Review Publishing Company, Boston, 1896.
MIDDLESEX – A statistical account of the county of Middlesex in Connecticut, David Dudley Field, 1819.
MIDDLESEXHistory of Middlesex County, J.E. Beers, New York, 1884.
NEW HAVEN- Leading Business Men of New Haven County, William Hale Beckford, Mercantile Publishing Company, Boston, 1887.
NEW HAVENHistory of New Haven County, Connecticut, Volume 1, J.L. Rockey, W.W. Preston & Company, New York, 1892.
NEW HAVEN – History of New Haven County, Connecticut, Volume 2, J.L. Rockey, W.W. Preston & Company, New York, 1892.
NEW HAVENIndex to History of New Haven County, Connecticut, Volume 1, Decatur Genealoigcal Society, Decatur, Illinois, 1989. *Volume 2 not found.
NEW HAVENA modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, Volume 1, Everett G. Hill, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, New York, 1918.
NEW HAVENA modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, Volume 2, Everett G. Hill, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, New York, 1918.
NEW HAVENHistory of New Haven County, Connecticut, Volume 1, Mary Hewitt Mitchell, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1930.
NEW HAVENHistory of New Haven County, Connecticut, Volume 2, Mary Hewitt Mitchell, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1930.
NEW HAVENHistory of New Haven County, Connecticut, Volume 3, Mary Hewitt Mitchell, Pioneer Historical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1930.
NEW LONDONBiographical review of. . leading citizens of New London, Connecticut, Biographical Review Publishing Company, Boston, 1898.
NEW LONDON – History of New London County, Duane Hamilton Hurd, J.W. Lewis, Philadelphia, 1882.
NEW LONDONA modern history of New London County, Volume 1, Benjamin Tinkham Marshall, Lewis History Publishing Company, New York, 1922.
NEW LONDONA modern history of New London County, Volume 2, Benjamin Tinkham Marshall, Lewis History Publishing Company, New York, 1922.
NEW LONDONA modern history of New London County, Volume 3, Benjamin Tinkham Marshall, Lewis History Publishing Company, New York, 1922.
TOLLAND – History of Tolland County, including its earliest settlement. . to the present time, J.R. Cole, W.W. Preston & Company, New York, 1888.
WINDHAMHistory of Windham County, Volume 1, Ellen Douglas Larned, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1874-1880.
WINDHAMHistory of Windham County, Volume 2, Ellen Douglas Larned, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1874-1880.
WINDHAMHistoric gleanings in Windham county, Ellen Douglas Larned, Preston & Rounds, Providence, Rhode Island, 1899.
WINDHAMHistory of Windham County, Richard M. Bayles, W.W. Preston & Company, New York, 1889.
WINDHAMA modern history of Windham County, Volume 1, Allen B. Lincoln, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1920.
WINDHAMA modern history of Windham County, Volume 2, Allen B. Lincoln, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1920.

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