Genealogy Resources

Subscription Databases -

Access using your Norwalk Library card number.

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(Only available in the library) Explore over 5 billion digitized records
Search Census records, local & family histories and articles, selected revolutionary war records, Freedman's Bank, and U.S. Serial Sets.
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Daily Norwalk Gazette [1890-12-20--1891-12-30, 1893-01-03--1896-02-01]

Evening Gazette [1896-02-03--1899-06-29]
Search ProQuest Historical Newspapers for articles and obituaries.

Free Genealogy Sites



Commercial & Membership Sites


  • Ancestry.com - Individual subscriptions or use in the library for free.
  • Connecticut Ancestry Society - The mission of Connecticut Ancestry Society is to promote genealogical scholarship, preserve source material, and exchange family histories.
  • Emerald Ancestors- access to one of the largest collections of Irish genealogy records available, as well as a range of rare Ulster history book reprints. Limited free access.
  • Fold3- American military records. Search by category or name or explore records by wars.
  • My Genealogist - Find ancestors, search for records, & trace your family tree with the help of professional genealogist.
  • ScotlandsPeople - The official government source of genealogical data for Scotland.