Resources

We maintain a great selection of materials and resources that can be helpful in your research.

Library Collection

  • Ancestry.com Library Edition (for use in-house only)
  • Family Histories
  • Town, County and State Histories
  • Barbour Collection of CT Vital Records (books), index by town
  • Barbour Collection of CT Vital Records (microfilm), index by surname
  • Hale Collection of CT Cemetery Inscriptions (microfilm): by town, then cemetery (ca. 1934)
  • Hale Collection of CT Cemetery Inscriptions (microfilm): by surname, then cemetery (ca. 1934)
NEWSPAPERS (microfilm):
  • Farmington Valley Herald
    January 1894–April 1901, January 1908–December 1986,
    1988–1994 (partial years)
  • Hartford Courant
    January 1987–December 1996
  • New York Times
    January 1852–December 1907,  January 1969–November 15, 2008
  • Connecticut 1930 Federal Census (microfilm), by county
  • Wisconsin Federal Census (partial) (microfilm), by county: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910

Obituary Abstracts, Simsbury and Vicinity (ca. 1922-2006)

  • DAR Lineage Books
  • Genealogical Periodicals

  • Death Index, Simsbury, ca. 1847–1892
  • Marriage Index, Simsbury, ca. 1849–1877
  • Church Records, Simsbury
  • Simsbury (Center) Cemetery Gravestone Photos and Inscriptions
  • William Phelps Eno Scrapbooks (containing correspondence and newspaper articles related to his work in traffic safety, ca. 1899–1939)
  • George L. Hall World War I Letters (1917–1918)
  • Military Records (partial) (microfilm):
    Revolutionary War, Pension and Bounty Land Warrants Application Flies (Holcomb, Abel – Holcomb, Obed; 1800-1900 Holcomb, Peter – Holden, Job; Gillet, Adna – Gillete, Benoni); Rev. War Land App (Gal – Gli); War of 1812 (Low – Lun); Pennsylvania Union Soldiers (Low – Ly); 1861 Pension (Cark – Carp, Pet – Phil, Tom – Tow); Civil War, General Index to Pension Files for Union; Civil War, General Index to Pension Files for Union Soldiers, 1861-1934, Sabin, Frederick – Sames, Pearl)

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