Local History & Genealogy

The East Hampton Public Library has a number of resources to help you learn about East Hampton or your family history.  If you would like help with your research, please call ahead and make an appointment with one of our librarians. 860.267.6621.

Local History Room

Our Local History Room contains

  • a large collection of historic newspapers from East Hampton
  • historic photographs and old postcards of the East Hampton area
  • original research on local family histories and local properties
  • A small collection of East Hampton History specific books

Before you visit, please read our Local History Room Policy 

Digital Resources

= Library Card Required

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Ancestry.com – Connecticut State Library Collection

The complete Connecticut State Library collection is now available through Ancestry.com.

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Family Search

Family search has digitized all of East Hampton’s, and many other towns’, vital records.  This is a free service but you may need to create an account.

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East Hampton Newspaper and Yearbook Archive

A digitized collection of East Hampton news and yearbooks from 1881 forward.

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online

Genealogy and family history resources that includes census records, city directories and more. 

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