This database is based on Colony of Connecticut, Minutes of the Court of Assistants, 1669-1711 which was written by Helen Schatvet Ullmann and published by NEHGS in 2009.
From the introduction to the book:"The Connecticut Court of Assistants began holding sessions in May, 1666. It functioned as the court of appeal for the colony, many cases coming from the county courts. But it was also the original jurisdiction for some matters, particularly divorce and murder.""In the index, spelling of names has been standardized. Many subjects have been indexed, but not common ones such as debt, land titles, or disputes over boundaries, hay, and timber. Places are included, often indexed both by the town and the specific place name within the town. “Indians” and “Negroes” are indexed under the racial heading. Those with two names are also indexed with a surname. Other inclusive headings are animals, occupations, and weapons."
The full introduction to this volume is available for download as a pdf file from the advanced search page for the database.
Other Connecticut databases include: Connecticut Nutmegger, Connecticut: Early Probate Records, and Families of Ancient New Haven.
Connecticut publications available through our bookstore include: Stamford Town Records, Volume 1, 1641-1723 and Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes. You may also purchase a hard copy of this resource, Connecticut: Minutes of the Court of Assistants, 1669-1711.
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