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Database subscriptions are available from home to Cheshire Library cardholders only and may require your library card number to access.

Databases are available to all patrons from the library’s public computers.

See also Cheshire History



Accessed through iCONN iconn_icon32x32, the Connecticut Digital Library, Heritage Quest offers over 22,000 titles of local and family history books, and an index of over 2 million articles on genealogy and local history. Search the complete set of U.S. Federal Census images from 1790 to 1930. Search Revolutionary War records and the Freedman’s Bank records.



Ancestry Library

AncestryLibrary provides access to more than one billion names, 3,000+ databases, federal, state and city censuses, and primary-source documents for the genealogy researcher.


New England Historical Genealogical Society
Over 90 million names in 2,000 databases, covering New England and regions of New York and Eastern Canada.