Library Closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020

Local History & Genealogy

Local History

Southbury Historical Society

624 South Britain Road
Southbury, CT 06488
203-405-3124

Hours:
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday: By Appointment

South Britain Library

203-405-3124

Open to the public Tuesday evenings, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The books and resources of the South Britain Library can be found catalogued in the Southbury Public Library catalog. The South Britain Library welcomes borrowing requests, which may be made by phone.

Genealogy

Janet Mann Genealogy Corner

Located on the main floor of the library near the public computers, the Janet Mann Genealogy Corner is paid for by the Janet Mann Genealogy Fund. It houses the library’s technologically-advanced microfilm scanner, which provided users with options to enlarge words and images, copy and paste text, search for keywords, and more. Users can also use the scanner to save and print  copies of articles and photos found on microfilm. New bookshelves stocked with genealogy reference materials also occupy the Janet Mann Genealogy Corner.

Ancestry.com

Any of the library’s public computers can be used to search Ancestry.com for free. If you are using one of the library’s computers, please click on this link: Ancestry.com

FamilySearch Affiliate Library Program

The Southbury Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. 

FamilySearch is a nonprofit, online genealogy resource. After creating a free, personal account with them on FamilySearch.org, begin searching through digital records to find archived newspaper articles, church records, and other documents – some of which are hundreds of years old.   


 

Other Online Resources

The Connecticut State Library offers access to a variety of free online databases for genealogy researchers. Follow this link to learn more: researchitct.org/genealogy/

Need Help?

Please call the Reference Desk with questions at 203-262-0626 ext. 130