New Haven Connecticut Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Although all are welcome, we find most of our patrons come from the following towns  (in alphabetical order);  Ansonia, Bethany, Bridgeport, Derby, East Haven, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, Stratford, Trumbull, West Haven, and Woodbridge.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 990 Racebrook Road, Woodbridge, Connecticut (in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse)
  • Use the side entrance closest to Route 15.  Only entrance with stairs and handicap ramp
Location on Map

Phone: 203 387-2012


Open Hours:

Monday: 10am-2pm,
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 10am-1pm;7pm-10pm,
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Closed Friday and Sunday

Holiday Schedule:  Closed: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings Held monthly. 

Center Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  In the center, we have a large variety of databases on film for the New England States, New York, Germany, Italy, and the British Isles.  We also have many films for the Latin American countries, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Canada, France, and Hungary.  We also have books of ship manifests, histories of towns and specific familiy histories availble for use at the Center..
  • Databases and Software: Pedigree Resource Files, Scottish Records, Freeman Bank Records.  We use Open Office which is found on each computer. 
  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • Hardware and Equipment : There are five computers networked to a printer, all available for patron use.  We have fourteen film readers including one handicap accessible, and  two microfiche readers.  There is also one microfilm copier/printer, although we encourage our patrons to bring their cameras and tripods.   We also have WiFi, so laptops are welcome.

Center Services

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