Danbury Museum & Historical Society

Local history materials formerly located at the Danbury Library are accessible at the Danbury Museum.


Researching in person at the Danbury Museum is free, but must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.


State & Online Resources

Cyndi’s List

Cyndi’s List is a comprehensive online resource offering a vast array of categorized links to genealogical research materials.

National Archives

The National Archives page hosts an extensive collection of genealogical resources, providing access to historical records and documents for tracing family lineage and uncovering rich personal histories.

Connecticut Ancestry

Connecticut specific Ancestry search made possible through the Connecticut State Library.

Family Echo – Free Family Tree Maker

Build an interactive family tree of your ancestry, going back far into the past. Invite your parents or grandparents to collaborate online and fill in the missing details.

Stephen Morse

Tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications.

State Genealogy Indexes

The Connecticut State Library has several indexes of information about Connecticut residents that record events such as births, marriages, and deaths.


State public history resource written for a diverse set of readers, ranging from students to educators to history enthusiasts. Engaging, well-researched stories about Connecticut history that link to reliable primary and interpretive resources.

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History is the state’s official historical society. The Connecticut Museum’s collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials.

Danbury FamilyNewspapers & Microfiche

The library’s historical newspaper collection of the Danbury News Times/Evening News has been relocated to the Danbury Museum. Visit the Museum website for a list of resources, visiting times, and research assistance.

Newspapers Online
Newspapers at the Library
  • Connecticut Post
  • Danbury News-Times
  • El Diario
  • Hartford Courant
  • Investors’ Business Daily
  • NY Post
  • NY Times
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Antique and the Arts Weekly
  • Bargain News [Weekly]
  • Tribuna [Biweekly — Available in English, Español & Português]
  • Newtown Bee [Weekly]
  • USA Today Sports Weekly