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Mailing Address: 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Genealogy & Biography
Biographies, Cumulative Biography, Resources for Family History Research, Heraldry, Personal Names
Contact: Reference Desk 203-438-2282 x1014 firstname.lastname@example.org
Authoritative sources of articles and reference information, brought to you by the Ridgefield Library unless otherwise noted. Have your library card handy for log-in.
Ancestry Library – Available in the Library only
Encyclopedia Britannica - click here for tips on using this online encyclopedia
Heritage Quest Online
Biography & Genealogy Master Index
Biography In Context - click here for an online tutorial
Ridgefield Library Author Directory
Historical Hartford Courant 1764-1922
Historical New York Times 1851-2006
Click here for a guide to using these newspaper databases
Tested and recommended by our librarians.
Connecticut Public Record Center
Free Genealogy & Family History Online - USGenWeb
Geni - world's largest free family tree
Obituaries from the Ridgefield Press 1875 – present.
Legacy.com national database of obituaries
Notable Ridgefielders: A Who’s Who of People Who Made News in 20th Century Ridgefield
Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Reference Desk. Audiobooks on cassette & CD in the Fiction Room.
Biographies – filed alphabetically under name of subject in Biography RoomAsk about a current list of materials related to genealogy available at the Library.
Cumulative Biographies (families or groups as subject) – 920’s
Family History Searching – 929.1, 929.1028
Heraldry – 929.6
Personal Names – 929.4
Local family histories - Ask at the Reference Desk for assistance.
Everton’s Genealogical Helper
See also: General Periodical Indexes
Ask about a current list of materials related to local history available at the Library
Ridgefield Historical Society - Extensive research library available online, including index of Ridgefield names, cemetery indexes and more
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