Genealogy Section

Barkhamsted Historical Society - Barkhamsted, Connecticut

The Barkhamsted Historical Society will try to assist you with genealogical inquiries and requests for copies of materials from our collection. We will attempt to handle basic or limited inquiries at no cost, however for more extensive research and copying we charge a $10 per hour fee. BHS is also willing to take digital photos of gravestones, family homesteads, churches and/or any other local sites that may be of interest to a family historian.  We can send these via e-mail for a flat fee of $20.00. Click here for information on how to contact us.  

If you would like to volunteer to research genealogical inquiries, we would be most grateful!  We desperately need help in this area.  If you have any interest at all, PLEASE contact us

See links to other genealogy resources at the bottom of this page.

Given the growing interest in genealogy, it is our goal to develop the content on this page as much as time and resources permit.  As a start, we have some genealogical material in our collection relating to the surnames listed below.  The material associated with these names can range from good to very limited (an example of limited being a single birth certificate or marriage license).

Barber
Burwell
Bushnell
Carter
Case
Davidson
Dowd
Driggs
Healy
Ives
Jacquier
Merritt
Moses
Offerman
Perry
Peters
Rogers
Root
Ross
Slade
Snow
Squires
Ullmann
Weed
Wheeler
Wright
Woodruff
Youngs



Links that may be of use to you for additional genealogy research (let us know if you have suggestions for other links):

bullet Sherry's Family Tree is a home grown genealogy site which includes information on a couple of names with ties to Barkhamsted: Webster and the Chaugham Family (of Barkhamsted Lighthouse fame).
bullet The History and Genealogy section of the Connecticut State Library is a major genealogy resource.
Here you can get an idea of just what they have available, which includes Connecticut vital records, church, census, land, probate and military records.  Understand that little if any of this is accessible directly through the Internet, however they do accept e-mail reference questions.
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