The Genealogy Club of Newtown was inaugurated September 12, 2001.
Genealogist Harlan Jessup envisioned a club where interested genealogists could share experiences and learn from one another. The club
supports the efforts of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in the area of
genealogy and assists in the upkeep of the library's genealogy room
The Genealogy Club meets at the Cyrenius H.
Booth Library at 7 p.m. the
second Wednesday of each month except July & August. All are welcome
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A complete manuscript index is located at
On the Articles page,
information on nineteen families is shared from Random Acts of Genealogical
Kindness research. Since this information is supplied by volunteers and/or
family research, always check for accuracy.
New! Over 1,000 microfilms from Austria to WWII are on permant
loan to the LDS Family History Center in Newtown, CT. A database of these films by specific locality
has been developed to assist patrons in their research. Please check this list of films that are housed
locally before ordering from the Family History Library in Utah.
Ongoing! Database of Newtown Deaths 1890
- 1899 is now available at the library, at the Town Historian's office, or
through Random Acts at
Newtowngenealogy@yahoo.com. This database includes date of death,
age at death, marital status, place of birth, cause of death, occupation,
parents' names, and in most cases mother's maiden name. Indexes of obituaries
appearing in The Newtown Bee through 2010 are available in the C. H.
Booth Library genealogy room or through Random Acts at
Recent obits now give parents' names and mothers' maiden names.
The 1890 Census Substitute for
Newtown was developed by utilizing school records, the Grand List and voter registration
lists for 1890. The 1890 Census Substitute is now featured on this Web site
in the four 1890 databases as well as residing in the C. H. Booth
Library's genealogy room.
The Newtown Oral History Project has produced three volumes of Newtown
Remembered: An oral history of the 20th century. Sponsored by the
Newtown Historical Society and the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library, these
volumes contain stories by and about Newtown residents. History books
give us information on events and dates; oral histories help us to
understand how events actually affected the people in the community. These
volumes can be borrowed from the C. H. Booth Library.
The C. H. Booth Library genealogy room has indexes for the Newtown Bee's
vital records from 1889-1953, Newtown Congregational Church Records
1715-1946, Mayflower Families, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Family
histories of Newtown families, and much more. It is definitely worth a
research trip to the Booth Library if you have Newtown area ancestors.
25 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut 06470
phone: 203 426-4533