Bring your family tree research to the library! We have a number of unique primary source documents detailing the history of some of the prominent families local to Groton Bank. Our staff are happy to assist you in your search of our physical collection.
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Family history resources focused mostly in CT and New England states with some information on non-New England states. Access online research tools, subject guides, and catalogs through the CT Historical Society and Museum. Visit this page for information about researching at the Museum.
Free limited access to resources from the Godfrey genealogical and historical library in Middletown, CT – Find tips for starting your research, information on how to read the American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI), and tutorials for using researchIT CT’s HeritageQuest. Access to more resources is available with the purchase of a membership (more information located on the website).
Resources provided by the U.S. National Archives in Washington D.C. – Search online databases for Census, Immigration, and Land Records, discover tips for successful research, learn about news and events within the national genealogical community, and learn more about how to care for your historical family documents.
Genealogy Tips – Information adapted from the book and TV show Who Do You Think You Are? By Megan Smolenyak. Discover more about how to start your genealogy research, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to succeed in physical and electronic searches.
Passenger Search – Access 51+ million passenger records, ship manifests, and ship images from travel through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1957.
Search for graves and monuments of family members by name, location of grave, birth and death dates, and more. This tool is great for anyone trying to locate the grace, and any accompanying information of a deceased relative.
A handy guide to researching military records from the Revolutionary War thorough World War II.