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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Explore the amazing history of you with Ancestry Library Edition that includes: immigration records, vital records, census data, family histories, court records, directories, photos and military records.  Your ancestors left clues along the way.  Now, you can trace them online. 

This resource is available in-person here at the Library.  At home use requires a valid CT State Library card. To get one, click here. Any Connecticut resident is eligible to receive one for free!

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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. 

This resource is available through the CT State Library and requires a valid CT State Library card. To get one, click here. Any Connecticut resident is eligible to receive one for free!

ConnCris - Interactive CT Map

The Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to provide ConnCRIS, an online viewer for Connecticut’s cultural resources inventory.

This map has toggles to change what you can see, flood zones, preservation areas, as well as historical sites with StreetView. The link above will take you to the layer settings for historical sites in East Hampton, you just have to zoom in.

What are you looking for?