|CONNECTICUT GENEALOGY||04 APRIL 2004|
RIDGEFIELD.....The dividends of a historic colonial town, an alert
historical society, an active restoration committee, with well-organized town records, can
be a genealogist's bonanza when seeking ancestor information. Ridgefield, established in 1709, encompassing Branchville, Titicus, & Ridgebury is an
Now almost 30 years later,
there has been a transformation in the town. While it still retains much of the charm of
yesteryear, the landmark building are sandwiched between the "modern" day
improvements that must necessarily become a part of any modern, growing community.
Ridgefield is the site of the Revolutionary War 1777 "Battle of Ridgefield." American Generals Wooster and Arnold attempted to hold off the British in the one of only two land battles on Connecticut soil during the Revolution. There are still monuments and markers to the events or incidents that transpired in that 1777 battle. They remind us that Ridgefield has a heritage that must be preserved. The Revolutionary Road historical project is currently being developed. When it is completed it will aid all of us in helping to uncover the treasures of Ridgefield, its history, and its patriots. Ridgefield is one of Connecticut's finest treasures. The town is the perfect blend of New England small town charm, combined with Americana's modern day tastes.
Some folks say, "To
live there is to love it
" It is true. Those who live in
Ridgefield love it and there is a community commitment to keeping it at the top.
Town officials and residents alike, strive toward creating the perfect balance of
yesterday's charm with today's enrichment.
Nestled In the Housatonic Valley, Ridgefield covers 35 square miles, is just 60 miles north of New York City, a one hour's commute.by train from Grand Central Station to Branchville station.. By car it is just over the border from Westchester and can be reached from Routes 7, 33, 35, 102, and 116. Nearby Fairfield County towns are Wilton, Redding, Weston, Easton, Bethel and Danbury.
RIDGEFIELD GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES
|Ridgefield Town Offices||400 Main Street Ridgefield Ct 06877|
|Town Clerk - Barbara Serfilippi
Asst. Clerk; Sandra Warner----
Marguerite Agresta-Catherine Littleton Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 Mon.-thru Fri.
|You may obtain certified copies of Vital Statistics, birth, marriage, & death certificates for $5 each. Please call the office for details required to obtain the copies. Phone 203-431-2783|
Library & Historical Society : 472 Main St.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon Tues. Wed Fri 10 - 6 PM, Thorps 10 AM - 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun. closed during the Summer
See Resources Information....
Library offers free, unrestricted
access to a balanced collection of books and genealogical reference material. Information
Services resources include print & electronic reference materials, with CD-ROM and
online databases and public Internet access. There is a professional staff available to
provide Reference and Readers Advisory assistance either in person or by phone. E-Mails
Information Services: email@example.com or
Anita Daubenspeck: firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Ridgefield Cemeteries||Access the Cemetery page.|
Contact Mrs. Maddy Corbin -
|They can provide information on the homes standing in the historic district, or if you visit Ridgefield, you will be able to take a self-guided tour year-round.|
| The Keeler
operated by the
Keeler Tavern Society
Elise Haas, President
|Visiting Ridgefield? One of the first stops might be the historic Keeler Tavern. Take a tour with a guide garbed in historical finery: In this building with its low-beamed ceilings an wide-board floors you can see the place where a battle of Ridgefield, British cannon ball is still lodged in a wall. Hrs. Wed-Sat-Sun, 1-4 PM; Call (203)438-5485 for information.|
This Search Engine is a new addition to the Ridgefield Web site. It offers a Surname search, plus cemetery, search of Surnames in Ridgefield.
|I you wish to learn more about Ridgefield here is a fantastic page that will provide you that information. You can discover Ridgefield, its background, its history, and its activities. Take a walking tour, view old postcards, learn about old settlers, and have hundreds of questions answered. This page gives ALL of the answers. Click Here: Authored and published by Jack Sanders from the Ridgefield Press.|
|Genealogical Exchange & Surname Registry||Statewide Surname Exchange|
|GenForum Genealogy||Check Surnames & Bulletin Boards if your name is not there, ADD it|
|GenForum for Connecticut|
|CT State Library History & Genealogy Section|
|GenConnect for Connecticut||Post a Query, any Ct. County|
|LDS Online, Ancestral Files & IGI||Family History Center Files|
|Connecticut Historical Society|
|Cyndi's Connecticut Genealogy Links|
|Old Maps ot Ridgefield and New England||Check it out, interesting offer|
We Need People for individual lookups
If you would like to volunteer to do lookups, please contact me, Maureen Pond (click), with your name & email address, and a list of your resources and I will add them here.
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