Due to a rise in COVID cases, masks are required when visiting the Library building.

Databases & Websites

Access premium genealogy database like Ancestry.com, American Ancestors, and America's Obituaries and Death Notices via the Library. View the genealogy databases and websites.

Local History & Genealogy Collection

The Library has its own Local History collection on the Second Level. We also house the Middlesex Genealogical Society's collection. Stop by and visit the Research Room for resources like Darien High School yearbooks, city directories, guides to genealogical research, an extensive collection on the history of Darien & Noroton Heights and more.

Items listed in our catalog by the Darien Historical Society can be found at their location: 45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820.

One-on-One Assistance

Need help getting started with your genealogy research? A volunteer from the Middlesex Genealogy Society would be happy to help you! To make an appointment, email mgsvolunteer@gmail.com.

Genealogical & Historical Societies

Middlesex Genealogical Society — Darien, CT

Darien Historical Society

Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc.

National Genealogical Society

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

American Ancestors

DNA Testing

"A genealogical DNA test looks at a person's genetic code at specific locations. Results give information about genealogy or personal ancestry. In general, these tests compare the results of an individual to others from the same lineage or to current and historic groups. The test results are not meant for medical use." Source

List of DNA Testing Companies

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