Genealogy

 

Looking for a Windsor Family History? 

Windsor Public Library does not have staff to perform detailed genealogical or local history research. We offer this list of resources in hopes that it will aid you in your search. We've included both books that you may refer to, and a few organizations you can contact for more information.

 

If you are looking for detailed historical information about the Town of Windsor, or its original settlers, our best local resource is the Windsor Historical Society. They are open from 10-4, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and can also be reached at (860)688-3813.

 

Other genealogy sources can be found through the iConn databases. Try Heritage Quest for census data, books articles and more.

 

Two other key sites on the Web:  the Genealogy site by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the new American Family Immigration History Center, out of Ellis Island, New York. 

 

Books

These major works on Windsor history and genealogy are available at the library.


 ~ Henry R. Stiles, The History of Ancient Windsor, Volumes 1 (History) and 2 (Genealogy & Biography), 1976 (facsimile of 1892 edition), New Hampshire Publishing Company, Somersworth, NH 03878

 ~ Daniel Howard, The History of Old Windsor, Connecticut, 1935, The Journal Press, Windsor, CT 06095

 ~ William Joseph Uricchio, The Fowles History of Windsor, Connecticut 1633-1900, 1976, The Loomis Institute, Windsor, CT 060695

 ~ Windsor, Connecticut Town Planning Department, Historic Survey/Windsor: The Town,1981, Town of Windsor, Connecticut 06095

Organizations

Windsor Historical Society
96 Palisado Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 688-3813
www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org

Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621
www.chs.org

Connecticut Society of Genealogists
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 435 
Glastonbury, CT 06033-0435
Library Located at:
175 Maple Street
East Hartford, CT
(860) 569-0002
www.csginc.org

Archives, History & Genealogy Unit
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06115
(860) 566-3692
www.cslib.org/handg.htm

Bloomfield Family History Center
1000 Mountain Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 242-1607
www.rootsweb.com/~ctfhch/