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Genealogy & Local History
Pequot Library is known for its outstanding collection of materials on genealogy and local history. Researchers are provided with a broad choice of printed materials relating to New England, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, other mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. In addition, the collection offers published family histories, lineage society resources, military histories, ethnic genealogy, and a good selection of genealogy finding aids.
Get customized help on your ancestry search from a knowledgeable researcher. Free.
Fridays: 10am - 4:30pm by appointment only [1 to 1 1/2 hours per appointment]
Monthly Genealogy Roundtables are held year-round at 10am on the second Saturday of each month. Genealogists Betty Oderwald and Bill Stansfield help answer your questions and suggest new sources and strategies for research. Participants are encouraged to share their research experiences and findings. On occasion the Roundtable will begin with a short talk by one of the Genealogists. Free.
Last 2015 Date: Saturday, December 12
Winter/Spring 2016 Dates: Summer 2016 Dates: Fall 2016 Dates:
Saturday, January 9 June 11 September 10
Saturday, February 13 July 9 October 8
Saturday, March 12 August 13 November 12
Saturday, April 9 December 10
Saturday, May 14
Free Websites for further research:
CT State Library
Ancestry. com may be accessed at Fairfield Main library, Fairfield Woods branch library, and the Fairfield Museum and History Center.
Other sites that charge fees:
New England Historic Genealogical Society
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society