About Research Requests

RESEARCH REQUESTS MAY be sent to the Ingraham Memorial Library. The fee for an initial search of the collections is $25.00, and this fee includes 10 copies. Copies may be provided in digital format at the discretion of staff. Additional copies are 25¢ per page.

Research requests are handled in order of receipt. Please allow six to eight weeks for a reply. Additional time and fees will be required for extensive or very time consuming work. The staff will send notification if this is the case.

The research fees assist the Ingraham Memorial Library with the costs of making the resources available and of preserving them for future generations.

The Litchfield Historical Society is a private non-profit. We are not a government repository. Official birth, death, and marriage records, as well as land records, are located in the town halls of each town. Information on contacting town halls can also be found in the Guide to Local Resources. Connecticut probate records are held in district probate courts. Vital records are NOT in the collection of the Historical Society.

The Society's collecting mission is specific to the town of Litchfield. If you are searching for information about someone from another town, we urge you to check with that town's repositories first. Check the Guide to Local Resources for contact information.

If you wish to search our online databases prior to contacting us, see this page for details.

Please fill out the research request form (PDF, 181kb) and mail or fax with payment to:

Litchfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 06759
(860)567-3565 Fax