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Historical New York Times with Index.

Coverage: Full-text: 1851-2009.   Index: 1851-1993.

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Full text of the New York Times newspaper, 1980 to current. The complete text of recent articles is provided in the ASCII format. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format. Access provided by iCONN.

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The Genealogical Index Corridor in the History & Genealogy (H&G) Unit of the State Library is a destination for many who are researching Connecticut ancestors. With this in mind, H&G staff have created a guide to understanding and using these valuable collections. Whether you are planning a research trip, are curious as to what surname indexes are available here, or want to understand more about a certain collection, we hope this guide will be of help to you.

Available at the State Library. Includes the full texts of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633; and Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780; vital records of many Massachusetts towns to 1850; and transcriptions of manuscripts and diaries, military records, Bible records, and church records.

“Yes, it is in English.”  Documents such as the "Warwick Patent," "Matthew

Full text of the Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, from 1638 to 1649. From the Making of America book collection, digitized by the University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor.

An extensive annotated bibliography arranged chronologically and topically. Categories include culture, government, Indians, industry, transportation, and women. This is an important tool for beginning Connecticut historical research. (Connecticut's Heritage Gateway)

In addition to the better known indexes at the State Library, there are a number of smaller vital records indexes.

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Manuscript collections include letters, diaries, account books, minutes of organizations' meetings, and genealogies, and cover subjects in Connecticut history: politics; military, economic, industrial, religious, social, maritime and naval history; Native American Indians; women; education...

Probate records contain information about family relationships, property holdings and values, and land and building descriptions and descriptions. Documents in probate records include wills; petitions for probate or administration; bonds, inventories and accounts; receipts from heirs and/or...