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- History Room at the Norwalk Public Library - Main Branch
> Most of Norwalk's historical archives (paper), maps, unframed photographs and genealogy information are located in the "History Room" at the Norwalk Public Library - Main branch, 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Contact Information: [email protected], 203-899-2780, x-15125 or Norwalk History Room.
- Norwalk Collection
> The former Norwalk Museum's collection (objects) is managed by the Norwalk Historical Society. The collection was moved from the former City Hall building in South Norwalk to the former Lockwood House (141 East Avenue) on the Norwalk City Hall (125 East Avenue) campus. The new museum opened December 5, 2015 and renamed the "Norwalk Historical Society Museum". The Norwalk Historical Society also manages Mill Hill Historic Park, located at 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT. Contact Information: [email protected], 203-846-0525 or www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.
- The City of Norwalk, Connecticut Official Website
- East Norwalk Library
- Norwalk by Reverend Charles Melbourne Selleck, Volume 1 (1896)
> Book about the early history of Norwalk, Connecticut.
- Norwalk by Reverend Charles Melbourne Selleck, Volume 1 Supplement (1896)
> Supplement to the Norwalk Volume 1 book containing genealogy information.
- Norwalk After Two Hundred & Fifty Years. Compiled by Samuel R. Weed; Norwalk Historical and Memorial Library Association.
> An account of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the chartering of the town 1651-September 11th-1901; including historical sketches of churches, schools, old homes, institutions of eminent men, patriotic and benevolent work, together with the record of soldiers and sailors enlisted in Norwalk for 1676 to 1898. The civic progress in the last century and statistics of commerce and other miscellany of local interest.
- Norwalk Preservation Trust - Historic Building and Site Preservation
- Norwalk Public Library System
- Norwalk Public Library - South Norwalk Branch
- Norwalk Public Library - Main Branch - History Room: Local History, Genealogy, Photographs, Maps and Archives from the former Norwalk Museum
- Norwalk Town Clerk's Office - Land Records/Birth Certificates/Death Records
- Rowayton Library
- Rowayton Historical Society
- Accessible Archives-18th and 19th Century Material
> Primary Source Material from 18th & 19th Century Publications.
> A fee based website with numerous census, vital statistics, family histories, city directories and family trees. Available for free at the Norwalk Public Library.
- Cyndi's List
> Links to genealogy related websites and sources.
- Ellis Island
> From 1892 to 1924, more than 22 million immigrants, passengers, and crew members came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. The ship companies that transported these passengers kept detailed passenger lists, called "ship manifests." Thanks to the generous efforts of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, these manifests have been transcribed into a vast electronic archive, which you can easily navigate in search of an individual passenger.
> A free website with genealogy data and family research. Free forms available for download to aid in research.
- FamilySearch - Family History Books
> A collection of more than 80,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees.
- Find A Grave
> Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.
- Geni (A MyHeritage Company)
> Online genealogy platform for building family trees
- Genealogy Directory
> A directory of free genealogy resources including marriage, military, regional, free genealogy, genus, services, colonial america, military research, books, geneology, census and more.
- Ge.ne.al.o.gy Guide
> One of the largest online genealogy directories and resource guides. Here you will find 1000's of hand-selected links to all things genealogy such as genealogy related websites, family tree research, family tree products, historical landmarks, genealogy societies, census data, historic documents, antiquities, genealogy researchers and more.
- Genealogy Today
> Over 6,350 transcriptions -- including Masonic lodge rosters, funeral notices, school catalogs, telephone directories, insurance claims, directories, church member lists, prison records, etc. -- from original documents.
- Heritage Quest
> Free census records and genealogy related articles. Can only be accessed through iCONN with a Connecticut library card.
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
> Contains 15 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in the Library of Congress collections.
- Library of Congress Online Catalog - Gateway to Library Catalogs (z39.50)
> Z39.50 is a national and international (ISO 23950) standard defining a protocol for computer-to-computer information retrieval. Z39.50 makes it possible for a user in one system to search and retrieve information from other computer systems (that have also implemented Z39.50) without knowing the search syntax that is used by those other systems. Z39.50 was originally approved by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in 1988.
> Free genealogy software (Family Tree Builder) for building family trees.
> Free family tree and message boards (owned by Ancestry.com).