The 1940 Federal Census will be released on April 2. It will be immediately available on archives.gov (and on Ancestry very soon). However, it will not be indexed immediately. There is a group of volunteers working on the indexing but it is estimated it will take several months. If you are looking for relatives, you can start with the 1930 Census and look at the enumeration district number which is at the top of the page and looks like ED# 24-1689. You can then check that enumeration district in the 1940 Census to see if your relatives were still at the same location.
Enumeration District Information: http://stevemorse.org/census/top2.htm
Connecticut State Library
Genealogical holdings of the State of Connecticut
Offers detailed instructions on how to get started with genealogy research, and provides downloadable pedigree charts.
U.S. Census Bureau
Search the census before the 1930's. For records after the 1930's, fill out a request for research service online.
U. S. Genweb
A good genealogy research site divided by states, counties and towns. It contains Barbour collection from 1685 to 1847. Cemetery records of tombstones are searchable.
A global genealogy resource for worldwide information.
A comprehensive resource to help you solve any genealogy problem.
A good place to look up military records and receive guidance in obtaining federal records. You must submit proof you are a relative of the requested individual.
Connecticut Gravestone Networks
Provides a listing of gravestone-related websites with information on reservation, recording, photographing, carver identification research, vandalism and other cemetery related issues or news.
Contact information for organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.
Books of Interest in the Danbury Library Local History Room
Frequently used titles:
History of Fairfield County, Connecticut 1639-1928
by Lynn Winfield Wilson RLHR 974.69 WILSON (3 vols.)
Inscriptions from the Cemeteries of Danbury, Connecticut
compiled by Robert J. Young RLHR 929.5 DANBU
The Public Records of the State of Connecticut
RLHR 974.6 Conne (19 vols.)
for legislative matters, such as probate courts, military records and legal information.
Bailey, James Montgomery, History of Danbury, Conn. 1684-1896
, New York?: unknown, 1896, 667 pgs.
Francis, W.H., A History of the Hatting Trade in Danbury, Conn
.: from its commencement in 1780 to the present time: with a mercantile and manufacturing business directory, Danbury, Conn.: H.L. Osborne, 1860, 36 pgs.
- We do not carry vital records. They can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office.
- The Department of Public Health Vital Records Office keeps copies of birth/death/marriage records.
- There are no vital records for Danbury prior to 1777.
- Land and Probate records from 1800 to present are kept at City Hall.
- Cemetery records can be found at the Museum and Historical Society of Danbury.
- The State Library carries Hale collection of cemetery inscriptions including Wooster Cemetery on microfilm.