Wilton Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.


Full-text biographies, biographical databases, and more.


Biography Reference Bank

This biographical database offers in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index and specialist content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.


Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases.


Resources from databases and the State Library.



This premiere genealogy database is ideal for the family historian. Ancestry Library Edition provides the most genealogical information available on-line, with more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 collections.

This link will work from computers inside the library.



Wilton Library's Carol & Robert Russell Wilton History Room is a registered FamilySearch Affiliate Library. With a free FamilySearch user account, patrons can access exclusive primary sources and do advanced genealogical and historical research, far beyond the basic keyword searches possible on the public FamilySearch or Ancestry websites.

FamilySearch access is limited to in-library use only.

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Explore genealogical records from 1704 – today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers, including the Wilton Bulletin. Access is available 24/7 from anywhere; all you need is your Wilton Library card.


ResearchIT CT Genealogy

ResearchIT CT and State Library resources for genealogy.


Historical newspapers, image collections, and more.


Connecticut Digital Collections

Multidisciplinary online resources provided by the State Library for all Connecticut library card holders.



Connect to the real thing, the historic places and primary source images, documents, and objects that make up the historical record.


Hartford Courant

Historical issues of the Hartford Courant


Connecticut History Illustrated

A collection of images of the state's people, places, and events.


History Reference Center

Covering topics in U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century, History Reference Center is a research database containing full-text journals, magazines, reference books and thousands of primary source documents.


Remembering World War One

Explore the collections, stories and communities of Connecticut in the Great War.


Library of Congress Digital Collections

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, films and video, audio recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

Books on History from Salem Press