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Thursday: 10-9
Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 1-5

Closed Sundays Memorial Day to Columbus Day
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in August.

Woodbury Library
269 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT 06798



Genealogical & Historical Resources


Search thousands of U.S. government records including Census, probate and naturalization records.  View other members family trees and tombstone photos and so much more.


Census, Revolutionary War records and other sources.


Provides access to digitized records maintained by the Church of Latter Day Saints, may require you to create a free account.

Follow this link for Woodbury specific records. Click here for a how to guide for searching these records.

National Archives

Provides direct access to numerous documents and militray records held by the United States Government.


Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Requires a CT State Library Card.


Access to digitized newspapers: New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal and many more.

Google Newspaper Search

Search all the papers that have been digitized as part of the Google News Project.

Library of Congress Newspapers

A project by the Library of Congress to digitize newspapers.

CT Trust for Historic Preservation

Provides individual addresses for numerous historic properties in Woodbury.

CT Society of Colonial Wars

The Society of Colonial Wars is instituted to perpetuate the memory of those events, and of the men who, in military, naval, and civil positions of high trust and responsibility, by their acts or counsel, assisted in the establishment defense, and preservation of the American Colonies, and who were in truth founders of this Nation.


This is part of the State Libraries collection of World War I, including: letters to home; diaries; servicemen’s war record questionnaires; state-produced pamphlets and; front page newspaper accounts during the war.

National Register of Historic Places

Search digitized records of listed properties.

Woodbury Reporter Abstracts

Genealogical information taken from the Woodbury Reporter

Ellis Island Records

Explore their vast database of 51 million+ passenger records...

Woodbury Maps

Historic maps of Woodbury and surrounding towns.

Charles R hale Collection

An in-depth collection of Cemetery Inscriptions from Connecticut.  Woodbury's Hale Collection.

State Library Genealogical Collections

A collection of Genealogical resources maintained at the Connecticut State Library.

State Library Genealogical Sources

A collection of digital resources and databases provided by the Connecticut State Library.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library

An excellent resource for genealogical information in the State of Ohio and beyond.

Allen County Genealogy Center

An excellent resource for genealogical information in the State of Indiana and beyond.

  • Shepaug Railroad
    • This site provides information on the Shepaug Railroad, which ran from Hawleyville in Newtown to Litchfield.
  • Connecticut Roads
    • This website goes into great detail about highways in CT including the unpublished highway numbers used by the DOT.
  • Caves of Connecticut
    • A list of caves in the state.
  • Central CT Grotto
    • Central Connecticut Grotto (CCG) is a local chapter of The National Speleological Society.
  • Digitized Versions of Cothren's History of Ancient Woodbury    Volume 1    Volume 2 Part 1    Volume 2 Part 2

    Digitized Version of a True Record of Mortality in Woodbury CT 1783-1853

    Digitized Version of a History and Genealogy of the Family Hurd

    Digitized Version of the Biography of Deacon Benjamin Judson

    Digitized Version of The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States

    Digitized Version of Indian Place Names of New England