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.

Land Records

On Saturday, September 22 at 10:30 am, join genealogist Edwin W. Strickland for a discussion on land ownership from the right of the king through royal charters, grants, and proprietor’s records to individual ownership.

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Finding Your Female Ancestors

On Saturday, October 10 at 10:30 am, hear from professional genealogist Anthony Lauriano will address the problem of finding the elusive maiden name of female ancestors for research.

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Historic Photo Collection

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Greenwich Library Digital Collections

This collection features digitized historical photographs and postcards of Greenwich, CT. The Greenwich Magazine Index is an index to articles as well as marriage and obituary notices published in Greenwich Magazine, Nutmegger, Greenwich Nutmegger, Greenwich Review and Greenwich Social Review. The Greenwich Newspaper Index is a guide to newspaper articles of local interest, marriages and obituaries found in the Greenwich Time, Greenwich News, Greenwich Graphic, Greenwich News and Graphic and the Greenwich Observer.

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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.

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