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Research Center is your point of access to the millions of objects, manuscripts, photographs, prints, books, maps, and historical documents in our collection.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

Due to Covid-19, access to the Waterman Research Center is by appointment only.

  • Researching at CHS Researching at CHS

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

  • 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 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.

  • Independent Researchers for Hire Independent Researchers for Hire

    Need to hire someone to do your research for you?

  • Family History & Genealogy Family History & Genealogy

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

  • Credit Line, Citations, and Copyright Credit Line, Citations, and Copyright

    When using an image from the CHS collection in any way other than for personal use, there are two things to be aware of: the credit line and citations, and copyright.

  • 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.

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