Stamford History Online Resources
The Ferguson Library offers a wide variety of online genealogical sources. You can search in the library or through our website.
Local Stamford History
Advocate: Death Notices & Obituaries – Search full text obituaries and death notices in The Advocate (Covers October 2004 to present)
Stamford Newspaper Obituary Index -Search obituaries printed in Stamford newspapers since 1830 by name and date. Text of obituaries are available on microfilm at the DiMattia Main Branch or through our digitized archive at Newsbank.
Ferguson Library Digital Archives – Search photos and documents from Stamford’s history
Stamford Barbour Index – Births, marriages and deaths records (1641-1853)
Online Heritage Research
African Heritage – Sponsored by the Africana Studies Department at the University of South Florida. Provides records that document the names and lives of African-American slaves, freed persons, and their descendants.
Ancestry Library Edition – Great online source for family history. Only available on-site at The Ferguson Library.
Cyndi’s List – Genealogical research portal.
Ellis Island Foundation – Passenger list research and immigrant experience.
Family Search – Provides large free collection of family history, family trees, and genealogy records.
The Hale Collection – Cemetery inscriptions for selected Fairfield County Towns.
Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths of Stamford Families by Reverend Elijah B. Huntington – Stamford registration of births, marriages and deaths : including every name, relationship, and date now found in the Stamford registers, from the first record to the year 1825.
Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors & Your Family Tree – Librarian curated collection of links for genealogy research.
RootsWeb.com – The oldest and largest free genealogy site.