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Research Center is your point of access to the millions of objects, manuscripts, photographs, prints, books, maps, and historical documents in our collection.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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Independent Researchers for Hire Independent Researchers for Hire

    Need to hire someone to do your research for you?

  • Family History Family History

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

  • 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.