Genealogy & Biography
Biographies, Cumulative Biography, Resources for Family History Research, Heraldry, Personal Names
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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.
Ancestry Library Edition Billions of records from 8,000 databases, census data, vital records, immigration & military records, and more.
Search by state and country included. Available on library computers only.
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.
Heritage Quest Online U.S. census records 1790-1940, local history books and Revolutionary War records; 272 million names.
Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Center
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 1875 – present
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
PublicRecordCenter.com Public records by state
USGenWeb Project Free genealogy and family history online
Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Information Desk. Audiobooks are shelved separately.
Biographies – filed alphabetically under name of subject
Cumulative 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 Information 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
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