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U.S. Colonial Laws: Connecticut

This guide lists sources of laws of the original thirteen colonies.

Available as a Free Searchable Database

Colonial Connecticut Records 1636-1776 is an online version of the 1850-1890 edition of The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, from April 1636 to October 1776 ... transcribed and published, (in accordance with a resolution of the General assembly).

The link, on this page, for each volume connects to the Internet Archive page for the volume, which lists various formats. The PDF and Read Online versions each have search capabilities that search only that particular volume.

Other Internet Versions

At Hathi Trust Digital Library:

All volumes

A second set of all volumes

When a Hathi Trust book is available full text, it can usually be downloaded as a PDF file, which has search capabilities for the individual volume.

Available to Borrow from OhioLINK

The public records of the colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] (Hartford, 1850-90. 15 v.


Several copies are available to borrow from other OhioLINK libraries:

Record 1

Record 2


A 1968 reprint is also available to borrow from other OhioLINK libraries.