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Ridgefield Library Special Resources Services

The Ridgefield Historical Association is at present not operating.  Therefore the Library is doing its best to aid, & assist, genealogists with their ancestor inquiries.  The Library staff is limited. Any volunteer assistance is also sparse.  The library personnel will help those who come in the library. Those who rely on the mail or telephone to search their roots will probably be disappointed. 
Some of this special items found in the history room of the Library that is staffed by volunteer help who may be able to assist you.
1. Guide to Ridgefield Historical Materials published   in 1995 by the Ridgefield Archives Committee.  This is a list of 44 individuals and organizations in Ridgefield, with holdings of historic materials ranging from the Aldo P. Biagiotti Collection to the Weir Farm National Historic Site. Indexed by collection type the book is in the library's reference section and it is not available for loan or inter library services.  It cannot be photocopied or for sale.
2. U.S. Census tapes for Ridgefield 1790-1920 are on file with indices available when they are available.
3. A 1934 WPA project, compiled in a loose leaf binder.  200 pages of the town tombstone & graveyard inscriptions with alpha index.
4. Obituary index to the Ridgefield Press 1875-1997 and being constantly updated. Both hard copy & disk it lists name only,  and the Press edition obituary date.  Photocopied from Town Clerk.
5. A collection of manuscripts, some historic photographs and other archival materials are also available.

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