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ONLINE RESOURCES

Ancestry.com/, free and subscription-based genealogy resources.
Ancestry.com Library Edition - Connecticut libraries offering access.
Amberskyline.com, free genealogy search tips.
Connecticut State Library History & Genealogy Department
Cyndi's List of Internet Genealogy Sites
Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory
FamilySearch.org, web site of the Mormon Library.
FindaGrave.com, millions of cemetery records.
Genealogy.org, genealogy links.
Genealogy Today ~ Connecticut Links.
HeritageQuest / Connecticut Digital Library ~ Follow links.
PeopleSmart.com ~ Public records.
Public Records Search ~ The Records Project
National Center for Health Statistics - Vital statistics resources by state
RootsWeb, the oldest and largest free genealogy site.
The USGenWeb Project, free genealogy resources by state.


LOCAL GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION

Noden-Reed Museum at 58 West Street has been operated by the Windsor Locks Historical Society since 1976. This Victorian farmhouse, which is home to some of Windsor Locks' most treasured memorabilia and historical artifacts, houses copies of the Windsor Locks Journal from 1880 until 2005. Later issues can be found at the Windsor Locks Public Library. The museum is open on Sundays from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. from May through October and on Wednesdays by appointment.
Call 860-627-9212 to arrange access to the museum's collection.

Researchers from outside of the Windsor Locks area may contact the Windsor Locks Historical Society by mail to request a search for obituaries or news articles. Correct dates and names must be provided. There is no charge for this service, but donations are always welcomed. All donations are used for the upkeep of the Noden-Reed Museum. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and pertinant details to :

Windsor Locks Historical Society
P.O. Box 733
Windsor Locks, CT 06096.


Birth, death, and marriage records from 1854 through the present are kept in the Windsor Locks Town Clerk’s office.

Windsor Locks Town Clerk's Office
Windsor Locks Town Hall
50 Church Street
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
860-627-1441

For more detailed information on vital records, visit Windsor Locks Town Clerk's web page.

Records prior to 1854 are kept in Windsor (Windsor Locks was originally a part of Windsor), but some 19th century births may never have been registered.

Windsor Town Clerk’s Office
Windsor Town Hall
275 Broad Street
Windsor, CT 06095
860-285-1902

In Connecticut only certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage records can be issued.
No uncertified records are available.

Birth records less than 100 years old may only be issued to:
Parents, children, grandparents, or spouses or
Members of genealogical societies incorporated to do business in CT (list available at www.cslib.org/genesoc.htm).

Death records may be obtained as long as the exact date of death is known.
No Social Security numbers are included on issued death certificates.

Church baptismal records are also an excellent source of genealogical information. Requirements differ for every church, but in general, the seeker must supply most churches with a full name and year of birth in order to obtain baptismal information (which would include parents’ names). For death records the church may be able to supply an exact date, but no other significant genealogical information is recorded.


OTHER RESOURCES IN CONNECTICUT:

CT State Library (requires in-person visit for research). For more information call 860-757-6580, FAX 860-757-6677, or visit the CT State Library web site at
www.cslib.org/handg.htm.

Connecticut Digital Library at www.iconn.org provides access to HeritageQuest Online. Users must access from a CT public Library or have a CT library card barcode to access from home.


FINDING INFORMATION IN OTHER STATES:

Please contact your state’s Department of Vital Statistics for records information on genealogical resources in other towns or states.Contact information for all states is available at National Center for Health Statistics.


Updated 5-5-2014