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Digital collections private records update Thursday, July 21, 2011

Posted by jsherman in updates.
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The following interesting genealogical items were up-loaded into the Connecticut State Library Personal & Family Vital records digital collection  last week:

Diary of Oren Lee, of Granby, 1809–1841

Account book, 1799–1845, of Francis Case, Granby

Letters, 1798–1816, of Gideon Hale, Jr., Glastonbury

Vital Records from Rev. Samuel F. Jarvis’ Manuscript, Christ Church Middletown, 1836–1839

Account Book, 1821–1828, of Thompson & Dibble, Granby

Account book of Jeremiah Seymour, Wethersfield (Newington Parish), 1790–1878

Marriages in record of cases, 1791–1812, kept by Justus Johnson, J.P., Southbury


Civil War Era Newspaper Digitization Project Friday, July 8, 2011

Posted by kabery in Archives, digital collections, genealogy, history, New Resources @ CSL, newspapers.
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The Newspapers of Connecticut digitization pilot project is underway.  It is a collaborative project between the Connecticut State Library, Library Connection and Connecticut History Online to digitize a sampling of historic newspapers in Connecticut.   The collection will include newspapers covering the various regions, perspectives and topics of the Civil War era in Connecticut.  Seven titles have been added to the collection including the Connecticut War Record from 1863-1865.  More titles are being added on an ongoing basis.

The link for this collection is: http://cslib.cdmhost.com/custom/frontpage_newspapers.php

Day Trips with Kids: Fun, Free and Family-Friendly Thursday, July 7, 2011

Posted by kabery in history, Museum, updates.
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Spend some time exploring the seat of state government through tours of Connecticut’s Supreme Court State Capitol and the Museum of Connecticut History.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011

(recommended for children 8 and over)

Activities include:

• a scavenger hunt in the Museum of Connecticut History, where you will find exhibits that trace the growth of
the State and its role in the development of the nation
• visit the State Capitol’s Hall of Flags, which displays flags Connecticut soldiers have carried into battle, and
also learn about the legislative process
• join the Judicial Branch in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the historic Connecticut Supreme
Court courtroom by visiting and learning about the room where Connecticut’s most important legal rulings have


Tours of the State Capitol/LOB (approximately one hour in duration)
210 Capitol Ave., Hartford
10:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.

Tour/Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Connecticut History
231 Capitol Ave, Hartford
9:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
1:45 p.m.

Visits to the Supreme Court courtroom (approximately one hour in duration)
231 Capitol Ave., Hartford
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

Lunch will be available for purchase at the Legislative Office Building’s cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.jud.ct.gov

Early record book of General Railroad Commissioners among State Archives accessions for fourth quarter of FY2011 Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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The State Archives took in 17 accessions during the period covering April 1 – June 30, 2011.

Among the accessions is the first volume of records of the General Railroad Commissioners, 1854-1864. The General Railroad Commissioners became the Board of Railroad Commissioners in 1875. This item was a gift of the Connecticut Historical Society and Mrs. Edmund L. Warren.

The Office of the Secretary of the State transferred several items to the State Archives including the nominating petition for Joseph I. Lieberman, Independent candidate for U.S. Senate, 2006. The State Archives continues to acquire records of the probate courts and accessioned 17 record books from the Hebron Probate Court and 34 cubic feet of files from the Plymouth Probate Court.

For the complete list, see http://www.cslib.org/archives/acc2011Q4.htm