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Genealogy & Local History

Pequot Library is known for its outstanding collection of materials on genealogy and local history. Researchers are provided with a broad choice of printed materials relating to New England, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, other mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. In addition, the collection offers published family histories, lineage society resources, military histories, ethnic genealogy, and a good selection of genealogy finding aids.

Betty Oderwald small webGenealogist Betty Oderwald is available for one-on-one appointments. Call the Front Desk (203) 259-0346 ext. 15 to schedule.

2014 Dates:
Monday 3/10 and 3/24
Monday 4/14 and 4/28
Monday 5/12
Monday 9/8 and 9/22
Monday 10/6 and 10/27
Monday 11/3 and 11/17


Betty Oderwald finds the process of genealogical discovery—finding the pieces and connecting the dots—so intriguing that, over the past 50 years, she has branched out from her own family research to learning about and teaching genealogy. If you imagine genealogists to be bookish and dull, talking with Betty will change your mind in an instant. Energetic and enthusiastic, Betty wants to share the fun with other researchers.

Her experience with adult education, ongoing self-study, and attendance at genealogy workshops and conferences ensures that she keeps her skills polished. Betty is ready to take on the questions that come her way.

Genealogy Roundtables

Monthly Genealogy Roundtable from September through June at 10am on the second Saturday of each month. Genealogists Betty Oderwald and Bill Stansfield help answer your questions and suggest new sources and strategies for research. Participants are encouraged to share their research experiences and findings. On occasion the Roundtable will begin with a short talk by one of the Genealogists.

2014 Dates:
Saturday 1/11/14
Saturday 2/8
Saturday 3/8
Saturday 4/12
Saturday 5/10
Saturday 6/14

Free Websites for further research:
Family Search

Heritage Quest

CT State Library

Ancestry. com may be accessed at Fairfield Main library, Fairfield Woods branch library, and the Fairfield Museum and History Center.

Other sites that charge fees:
New England Historic Genealogical Society


New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

More Genealogy Websites