The Connecticut Historical Society’s Waterman Research Center is your point of access to the millions of objects, manuscripts, photographs, prints, books, maps, and historical documents in our collection. Begin your search here.

  • Independent Researchers for Hire Independent Researchers for Hire

    Please Note: Researchers for hire are not Connecticut Historical Society employees. Inclusion on the independent researcher list should not be viewed as an endorsement of the quality of the researchers’ work. The Connecticut Historical Society is not responsible for any arrangement made with independent researchers. Such arrangements, including the character, extent, and cost of the…
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  • Researching at CHS Researching at CHS

    Here are a few things you should expect when arriving at the CHS to do research.

  • Research Tools Research Tools

    The catalogs and subject guides available online are a great introduction to the many other research tools available at the Connecticut Historical Society.

  • Family History Family History

    The Connecticut Historical Society is a great place to start or continue research into your family history.

  • Digital Reproductions Digital Reproductions

    Digital reproductions of images, manuscripts, and artifacts in the Connecticut Historical Society collection are available for personal, educational, and commercial use.

  • Research Fellowships Research Fellowships

    The Connecticut Historical Society participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), which offers research fellowships to those who qualify.