Saturday, December 10, 2011

Society Saturday: Godfrey Memorial Library

If you've been doing Connecticut research for any period of time, you've probably already heard of them, but I wanted to feature Connecticut's genealogical library. The Godfrey Memorial Library (Middletown) was founded in 1947 by a local librarian and genealogist. The library has grown substantially since those early years. It now boasts around 200,000 genealogy-related books and periodicals, an online database service, and an outreach program that touches most of the surrounding community. Godfrey itself is free and open to the public.

In addition to its library services, Godfrey is home to an in-house Friends group. Friends of Godfrey Library support the library in a variety of ways, including fundraising. They also sponsor several genealogy related programs every year.

Both Godfrey and the Friends group are great resources for the new genealogist or the experienced one.

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  1. Hello! Just came upon your blog through Geneabloggers. I am doing some genealogy research in CT, my Coyle ancestors in Waterbury & I appreciate all the information you have posted here! Thanks fo rsharing!

  2. Thank you! Good luck with your research.