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Connecticut's Digital Library- ResearchIT CT (iCONN)
Connecticut Digital Collections presents historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories and more from Connecticut libraries, museums, and historical societies.

Business & Finance

Consumer Reports
* - Consumer Reports & Consumer Reports Health Online!

CT Business & Industry -Largest business association in the country. Access to a number of free tools for businesses through their website.

CT Department of Labor

Litchfield Area Business Association

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

Genealogy & Local History


Connecticut Historical Society

Connecticut’s premier institution for collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Connecticut.

Connecticut State Library History & Genealogy Resources

Comprehensive resource for information on history of Connecticut and its people including information on their history and genealogical unit.

Family Search
The largest collection of free family history, family tree, and genealogy records in the world.

Heritage Quest Online*

Research resource for family history and American culture includes U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection.

Historical Hartford Courant (1764- 1922)*

Litchfield Architectural Surveys

Architectural surveys, for Litchfield Borough (391 properties), Bantam and Milton (215 properties), Milton (61 properties) and Northfield (117 properties)

Litchfield Historical Society
Guide to Local Historical and Genealogical Resources in Northwestern Connecticut

Connecticut's Notable Trees Project
Established in 1985, the Notable Trees Project collects and distributes information about Connecticut's largest and most historic trees, both native and introduced. The online database is maintained at the Connecticut College Arboretum that includes records of 3458 individual trees in the state. Information for each tree includes size, location, ownership, and condition. 

Oliver Wolcott Sr., Oliver Wolcott Jr. -Brief biographies



Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries
The Law Library System of the Connecticut Judicial Branch will provide prompt and professional guidance and access to reliable and comprehensive information to individuals who are researching or pursuing legal rights and remedies.


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Interactive Connecticut State Register and Manual

Litchfield Bz
Discover information about Litchfield and the Town government.

Project Vote Smart

Volunteer citizens research the backgrounds and records of political candidates and elected officials to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations of them generated by over 100 competing special interest groups. 

State of Connecticut

Official site of the State of Connecticut. 

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Up to date legislation information from the Library of Congress. 

Town of Litchfield

Town of Litchfield’s official site

U.S. Federal Government Information

Links to the frequently used sites of the federal government.


Connecticut Physician Profiles

Consumer Reports Health Online*

Department of Public Health - Keeping Connecticut Healthy

Medline Plus - Authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Easy access to medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Local Links


Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau

Litchfield Historical Society
Litchfield Community Center
Litchfield Public Schools
Town of Litchfield




Iconn Newstand* - Free, full-text coverage of leading newspapers.
Associated Press Photo Archive* - Over 750,000 photographs and graphics from the Associated Press

Reader's Advisory


Need help finding a good read? Reviews and recommendations.

New York Times Book Review
Weekday and Sunday book reviews and news about books.

Additional Resources

Plant Database

Plant Identification and Classification from the U.S. Dept of Agriculture including color photographs, fact sheets, and guides


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