Genealogy Databases and Resources

There are a number of genealogy databases and resources available from Canton Public Library. Canton Public Library’s Local History Collection has a number of helpful resources for tracking down Canton and nearby local families. Ask one of our Reference Librarians to help you or give us a call at (860)693-5800.

Ancestry Anyone doing research into their ancestors knows that is far and away the best website for tracking down all the details about one’s relatives. Ancestry’s extensive databases include census records; immigration and emigration records; newspapers and periodicals; court, land, wills and financial records; directories and member lists; military records; birth, marriage and death records; and more.

Ancestry is only available for in library use.

Fold3® provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. 

researchIT CT Genealogy Resources include historical issues of the Hartford Courant, searches of the Connecticut State Library’s digital collections in Ancestry and many links to useful and vetted genealogy websites and resources.

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