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Darien Library
Darien Library
1441 Post Road (at Hecker Avenue)
Darien, Connecticut 06820
Phone: 203-655-1234
Darien Library
Genealogy section of the Darien Library, 2nd Floor Research Room
Middlesex Genealogical Society

Library

The Darien Library maintains a genealogical collection by a sign that reads "Genealogy" in the far right hand corner of the Research Room on the second floor. Included in this collection are books donated by The Middlesex Genealogical Society. In 2017, MGS sold some of its lesser-used books and donated a number of books to three Connecticut libraries with more specialized collections: Ferguson Library in Stamford, Bridgeport Public Library, and Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown. See: MGS Book Distribution List.

A catalog search at the Darien Library yields the following results:

The Darien Library has a number of on-line genealogical resources in addition to its book collection: Genealogy Resources of the Darien Library, including

  • HeritageQuest, which can be accessed from your home computer, and
  • Ancestry.com, which can be accessed by computer at the Library.

The Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has genealogical records from all over the world. Go to Discover Your Family History to search for records. Most records are available online, while others are available only on films and fiche. The Darien Library is an affiliate of the Family History Library. At one time, you could order film and fiche from LDS for viewing at the Darien Library. LDS no longer circulates film and fiche, but certain film and fiche can be viewed online at Darien Library.

The Darien Library has a subscription to American Ancestors magazine in the Genealogy section. It is published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society four times a year.

The Society publishes a quarterly Newsletter and has from time to time issued its own Publications.

Volunteers are available, by appointment, to help with research problems, or just to get you started.

The address of the Darien Library is 1441 Post Road. Darien, CT 06820 (Exit 11 from I-95). The Darien Library is 0.7 miles from the Darien Metro-North Railroad station stop. Program meetings are held on the mezzanine level.