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February, June and September:

Cos Cob Library

5 Sinawoy, Cos Cob, CT 06907

March and October:

Danbury Public Library

170 Main St, Danbury, CT

April and November:

Trumbull Historical Society

1856 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611


Fairfield Museum & History Center

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT


Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.

PO Box 249, Stamford, CT 06904

Focused on southwestern Connecticut

Our Mission

Connecticut Ancestry Society is a not-for-profit genealogical society organized for the mutual benefit and education of its members and the general public and registered with the Secretary of the State of Connecticut. As such, its members in good standing are entitled to certain statutory privileges with regard to access to Connecticut vital records, in addition to the freedom of information privileges that apply to the public in general.


Connecticut Ancestry Society's mission includes the following objectives:

  • To treat all public records and their custodians with appreciation and respect; and, to take appropriate action to discipline or terminate the membership of any individual members who fail to observe this objective.

  • To provide a variety of opportunities for its members to exchange genealogical information on an ethical and collegial basis, recognizing the need for sensitivity and confidentiality in personal matters particularly regarding the privacy of living individuals, and emphasizing the need for responsible research and diligent attention to the standards that may apply. The opportunities may include but are not limited to:

    • Regular and/or special publications that include genealogical compilations, original records, and instructional materials

    • Educational programs including lectures, workshops and seminars

    • Association and active participation with other like-minded societies on a local or regional basis, for example by participation in the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC)

    • Maintaining a public presence for the benefit of other genealogists by providing contact information, including on the Internet

  • To promote, maintain and encourage an ongoing specific and unique interest in the genealogy of the families of southwestern Connecticut, including in particular the 23 municipalities of Fairfield County and their regional surroundings. Opportunities may include activities throughout this geographical area such as:

    • Providing a point of contact for public libraries and historical societies on genealogical matters, including joint sponsorship of meetings and other activities

    • Providing a point of contact for town clerks and other municipal officials on genealogical matters

    • Providing a point of contact for the general public on genealogical matters

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