Sunday, December 18, 2011
Church Record Sunday: Online CT Church History
Searching for new church records this morning, I stumbled across a history book that might be of use to those studying early Connecticut church history. Benjamin Trumbull published his A COMPLETE History of Connecticut CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL From the Emigration of its First Planters, from England, in the Year 1630, to the Year 1764; and to the Close of the Indian Wars IN TWO VOLUMES in 1898. Volume 1 has been made available online by Quinnipiac University's library at http://www.quinnipiac.edu/other/ABL/etext/trumbull/histconn1main.html. The book is admittedly a long and difficult read - and I've only looked at the first few chapters. However, it is worth your time. It carefully associates the original settlements in Connecticut with their origins in England, especially the church communities. If you're looking to make the jump across the pond, this may be of help.