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Genealogical Research - Great online source for family history. Only available on-site at The Ferguson Library.

Heritage Quest Online - Research resource for family history and American culture includes U.S. federal census records and the UMI Genealogy and Local History collection.

Stamford Advocate - Ferguson Library holdings –  print, microfilm, and electronic versions of Stamford’s local newspaper.

Stamford Newspapers Obituary Index

Advocate: Death Notices & Obituaries - Search full text obituaries and death notices in The Advocate (Covers October 2004 to present)

Online Resources

African Heritage- Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department at the University of South Florida. Provides records that document the names and lives of African-American slaves, freed persons, and their descendants.

Cyndi's List - Genealogical research portal.

Ellis Island  Foundation - Passenger list research and immigrant experience.

Family Search – Provides large free collection of family history,  family trees, and genealogy records.

The Hale Collection - Cemetery inscriptions for selected Fairfield County Towns.

Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths of Stamford Families by Reverend Elijah B. Huntington. Stamford registration of births, marriages and deaths : including every name, relationship, and date now found in the Stamford registers, from the first record to the year 1825. - The oldest and largest free genealogy site.

Stamford Barbour Index – Births, marriages and deaths  records (1641-1853).

List of Stamford Churches

List of Stamford Synagogues

Professional Genealogists

Contact one of the following agencies for recommendations for a qualified, professional researcher and/or historic and genealogical records.
(There may be a cost associated with any of the societies listed below.)

Connecticut Ancestry Society
P. O. Box 249
Stamford, CT 06904-0249

View the listing of members who have indicated that they are available to do genealogical research for a fee: List of the professional Genealogists

Connecticut Society of Genealogists
P. O. Box 435, Glastonbury, CT 06033

Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: 860-757-6580, Fax: 860-757-6677

Stamford Historical Society
1508 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06903
Phone: (203) 329-1183