Genealogy & Biography
Biographies, Collective Biography, Family History Research, Genealogy, Heraldry, Personal Names
Contact: Adult Service Desk 203-438-2282 x12004 firstname.lastname@example.org
Good News for Genealogists and Historians!
The Ridgefield Library has acquired a new ST ViewScan III microfilm scanner to provide improved access to the Ridgefield Press from 1875 to 2003 as well as other microform content. More details.
To learn more about this wonderful new resource, join us on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 AM or 3:00 PM for a demonstration or contact the Adult Services Desk for an individual appointment.
Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.
New for 2017! AmericanAncestors.org
AmericanAncestors.org Search more than 500 research databases maintained by the
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS). Covers vital, probate, cemetery, church,
and other records spanning the U.S. and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American records, and the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines. Available on library computers only.
Special strengths include English, New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia materials.
Established in 1845, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization.
Ancestry Library Edition The world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource. Billions of records from 8,000 databases, census data, vital records, immigration & military records, and more.
Unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Search by state and country included. Ancestry.com, Inc. is based in Provo, UT. Available on library computers only.
Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Center
Connecticut State Library Collections in Ancestry.com Create an individual account and search Connecticut records only. The complete Ancestry.com database is only available in the Library on library computers.
HeritageQuest Online Powered by Ancestry. U.S. census records 1790-1940, local history books and articles, city directories, Revolutionary War records, and more.
MyHeritage Library Edition
More than 5 billion historical records from all over the world, including U.S. and U.K. census records, 1.5 billion exclusive family tree profiles from MyHeritage and Geni, millions of public records and tombstone photos, directories, guides, references, biographies and yearbooks, exclusive databases such as the Jewish Chronicle historical newspaper and many others. MyHeritage is based in Israel.
Historical Hartford Courant 1764-1922
Historical New York Times 1851-2009
Tested and recommended by our librarians.
State and Local Genealogy Resources
Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc
Connecticut Public Record Center
Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Ridgefield Historical Society
Ridgefield Press Obituaries Index 1875 - August 2005
Notable Ridgefielders: A Who’s Who of People Who Made News in 20th Century Ridgefield
Cyndi's List Find genealogy resources on the Internet
DAR Genealogical Research System National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
FamilySearch.org Free family history and genealogy records
FindMyPast.com Leading British owned genealogy website
Geni World's largest free family tree
Legacy.com National database of obituaries
New England Historic Genealogical Society - AmericanAncestors.org
PublicRecordCenter.com Public records by state
USGenWeb Project Free genealogy and family history online
Circulating books and most reference books are shelved in the stacks.
Print magazines and newspapers are on display or ask at the Adult
Services Desk. Audiobooks and most nonfiction DVD's are shelved
separately. Travel DVD's are shelved in the stacks.
Biographies – Alphabetical by last name of person; monarchs and saints are by first name
Collective Biographies (families or groups as subject) – 920’s
Family History Searching – 929.1, 929.1028
Heraldry – 929.6
Personal Names – 929.4
Local family histories - Ask at the Adult Services Desk for assistance
Connecticut Genealogy News
See also: General Periodical Indexes
Ridgefield Historical Society - Extensive research library available online, including index of Ridgefield names, cemetery indexes and more
Check here to see if we have any upcoming programs or events about Genealogy and Biography.
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