Colonial History

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Tips: The twenty items presented here are just a sampling of resources relevant to Connecticut colonial history available in Connecticut History Illustrated. To search for more on particular topics or people, click on the “Search CHI Digital Archive” link in the top menu and enter terms into the search box. Try phrases such as “French and Indian War” (enclose in quotes), or names of individuals of interest. From an item record, you can also use the Subjects or Places links to find more relevant items. Using a Topic link is particularly helpful for finding relevant resources for topics such as the Charter Oak, since many places and businesses use that name and a simple keyword search will retrieve many items not related to the actual Charter Oak.