Local History & Genealogy

Local History & Genealogy

The Local History and Genealogy collection consists of approximately 5,000 books, 800 Oral History transcripts, yearbooks, historic maps, vertical files, pamphlets, and periodicals. US Census microfilm is available as well as The Boston Transcript microfiche and City Directories from the late 1800s.

Iraq: Creation of Colonialism

On Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 pm in the Meeting Room, Mark Albertson will discuss how the British formed the entity known as Iraq out of Mesopotamia. Handouts, complete with maps, will enable those who attend to geographically follow the narrative.

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Navigating Key Genealogy Websites

On Saturday, November 4 at 10:30 am at Cos Cob Library, professional genealogist Tony Lauriano will offer tips on how to best navigate the major genealogy websites and how to obtain the vital records you need when conducting research on your ancestry.

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Historic Photo Collection

Explore and share comments on Greenwich Library’s historic photo collection.

The photo collection is currently in development. Stay tuned for the updated link!

Greenwich Library Historic Photo Collection
  • Grand Lists
  • Historic Maps (for use in the library)
  • Microfilm and Microfiche
  • Oral History Transcripts
  • Pamphlets
  • Passenger Lists
  • Periodicals
  • Prominent Family Histories
  • State Histories
  • Town Budgets and Reports
  • Vertical Files

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Additional Local History Resources:

These are photographs of Greenwich taken by professional photographer John Gotch from the early to mid 1900s.

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Video testimonials of people who experienced and survived the Holocaust, including local Greenwich residents.

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Collection of materials used in the research of the Rundle family genealogy.

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Programs and phonograph records of early plays performed by the Connecticut Playmakers acting group.

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Interviews with local people who served in World War II.

Dig Deep Into the Story on our Local History Blog