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*
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.
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.
researchIT CT Newspapers provides access to a selection of historical Connecticut newspapers and recent issues of other popular newspapers.
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:
- Library History
- Local History
- Bloomfield Town Clerk for land and vital records
- CT State Library Genealogy & Historical Collections & Services
- Family Search
- Find A Grave
- U.S. Government Genealogy Resources
- National Archives
- U.S. Gen Web Project
- Connecticut History
- National Digital Newspaper Program
- Connecticut History Online
- Connecticut Archives Online