Genealogy Research

An excellent genealogical research center is located in Old Wethersfield. This research library is operated by the Wethersfield Historical Society in the 1804 Old Academy building at 150 Main Street. It contains over 1,000 books, including genealogies of Wethersfield families, as well as local and regional histories and other paper and photographic material.

The library is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments may be made for other hours. Please call (860) 529-7656 or send written inquiries to: Wethersfield Historical Society, 150 Main St., Wethersfield, CT 06109.

In addition, the Wethersfield Town Hall is another source for land and probate records dating back to the town's founding in 1634. Secondary sources and additional paper resources are available. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two other excellent research facilities are within 15 minutes driving time of Wethersfield. They are the Connecticut State Library - Museum of Connecticut History and the Connecticut Historical Society.