Pequot Library

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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.

Genealogy Roundtables

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.

Free Websites for further research: Searches records and publications to help uncover ancestors.

Family Search

Heritage Quest

CT State Library

Other sites that charge fees:
New England Historic Genealogical Society

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

More Genealogy Websites