The library's physical collection is contained in our 4,000 square foot facility.
The collection consists of more than 45,000 works, including:
state and local histories;
cemetery and funeral home records;
church records; and
The library also has a large archive of out-of-print books documenting family histories,
as well as unique Bibles, and original research donated by patrons.
The foundation of our collection is the 226 volume American Genealogical Biograhical Index (AGBI),
an index of more than 4 million names from the more than 800 books in our original collection and
the Boston Evening Transcript genealogy query column from 1896 to 1941.
The majority of our collection is focused on the families and history of the original colonies during
the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Additionally, we have a diverse collection of other books and
periodicals relevant to those researching other states as well as internationally.
The library does not have an interlibrary loan system, whereby other libraries can borrow our
books or materials. To search our catalog, click
To learn how our staff can provide research
services if you are unable to travel to the library, click here.
DIGITAL COLLECTION (Scholar)
The library's digital collection is available remotely to members and onsite to patrons
Our searchable Basic online content includes:
All 226 volumes of the American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI) with finding aids;
More than 1,000 books containing genealogies, biographies, memorial addresses,
military and regimental histories, lineage books, directories, state and local histories,
and vital records (from our print collection);
Curated links to more than 8,000 helpful websites compiled in an easy-to-use grid
categorized by geographic area and topic;
Our searchable Premium online content includes all of the Basic online content above plus:
An additional 4,000 digitized resources (Godfrey Collection);
Tens of thousands of unique records from local churches, cemeteries, and funeral
homes as well as family Bibles (most are not found anywhere else on the web);
19th century U.S. Newspaper database;
London Times Newspaper database;
Newspaper Archive database;
MyHeritage database; and
Ed Laput Connecticut Cemetery Project, containing photos and descriptions of every
headstone in more than 1000 Connecticut cemeteries.