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Local History at the Blackstone LibraryBranford History and Genealogical Research Guidelines
The Blackstone Library has an extensive Local History/Genealogy collection. If you are interested in conducting local history or genealogy research, we will be happy to assist you. Our collection is in closed stacks, but our reference librarians can retrieve materials for you.
Whether you are coming in from out of town or are local, we encourage you to contact us ahead of time to set up an appointment or to have materials gathered prior to your visit. "Drop-in" research assistance may not be available, especially on evenings and weekends.
While materials cannot be taken out of the library, copies or scans can be made. Short, factual requests and obituary requests (when an exact date is known) can be made using this form or by email (please include full name, email address and postal address). The library owns microfilm for the following newspapers and years:
Additional questions? Please call us at 203.488.1441, ext 318.
The Branford History Room houses a large collection of information on Branford town and family history including city directories, Branford family genealogies, Branford High School Yearbooks (1925 - present, missing 1933 and 1934), church histories, maps, military titles, municipal records, newsletters from local organizations and photographs and slides. You can view quite a few of our photographs on our photobucket page.
In addition, we own general histories of other Connecticut towns and selected newspaper clippings from the Branford newspapers (various years). Search our catalog for specific titles, see our list of local resources and view our guide to Researching Your Branford Ancestor.
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