Genealogy & Historical Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry® Library Edition is a genealogy resource that delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. *In-library access only*


Hartford Courant 1992-Present Button

Hartford Courant 1923-1990 Button

Hartford Courant 1764-1922 Button

Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant subscription is split into three different time periods. Note: the years of 1923-1990 are available onsite at the Bloomfield Public Libraries to all patrons, or offsite to Bloomfield library card holders only.

Hartford Courant (1992-Present)

Hartford Courant (1923-1990)

Hartford Courant (1764-1922)


Heritage Quest

HeritageQuest (through researchIT CT)

HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Census; genealogy and local history books; Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank records; U.S. Congressional Serial Set; and Periodical Source Index Archive.


Online Newspapers at research IT CT

Newspapers on researchIT CT

researchIT CT Newspapers provides access to a selection of historical Connecticut newspapers and recent issues of other popular newspapers.


Treasures of CT Libraries

Treasures of Connecticut Libraries

A joint project of the CT State Library and the Library Connection consortium, this collection of items comes from libraries and their partnering cultural institutions across Connecticut and has been digitized and made available online. Includes: historical photographs, maps, postcards, films, and more.


Additional genealogy and history resources: