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  • America's Obituaries and Death Notices

    The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices.  Search by name, date range, or text such as institution name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.  Danbury Library card required for access.
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  Connecticut State Library

         Genealogical holdings of the State of Connecticut

Family Search

      Offers detailed instructions on how to get started with genealogy research, and provides downloadable pedigree charts.

U.S. Census Bureau

      Search the census before the 1930's.  For records after the 1930's, fill out a request for research service online.
U. S. Genweb

     A good genealogy research site divided by states, counties and towns. It contains Barbour collection from 1685 to 1847. Cemetery records of tombstones are searchable.

World Genweb

    A global genealogy resource for worldwide information.

Cyndi's List

    A comprehensive resource to help you solve any genealogy problem.

National Archives

    A good place to look up military records and receive guidance in obtaining federal records. You must submit proof you are a relative of the requested individual.

Connecticut Gravestone Networks

   Provides a listing of gravestone-related websites with information on reservation, recording, photographing, carver identification research, vandalism and  other cemetery related issues or news.

Local Organizations

   Contact information for organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.

  Books of Interest in the Danbury Library Local History Room

   Frequently used titles:

   History of Fairfield County, Connecticut 1639-1928 by Lynn Winfield Wilson  RLHR 974.69 WILSON (3 vols.)

   Inscriptions from the Cemeteries of Danbury, Connecticut compiled by Robert J. Young RLHR 929.5 DANBU
   The Public Records of the State of Connecticut RLHR 974.6 Conne (19 vols.)
   for legislative matters, such as probate courts, military records and legal information.


   Books Online

Bailey, James Montgomery, History of Danbury, Conn. 1684-1896, New York?: unknown, 1896, 667 pgs.

   Francis, W.H., A History of the Hatting Trade in Danbury, Conn.: from its commencement in 1780 to the present time: with a mercantile    and manufacturing business directory, Danbury, Conn.: H.L. Osborne, 1860, 36 pgs.


  • We do not carry vital records. They can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office.
  • The Department of Public Health Vital Records Office keeps copies of birth/death/marriage records.
  • There are no vital records for Danbury prior to 1777.
  • Land and Probate records from 1800 to present are kept at City Hall.
  • Cemetery records can be found at the Museum and Historical Society of Danbury.
  • The State Library carries Hale collection of cemetery inscriptions including Wooster Cemetery on microfilm.