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Genealogy Research

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Ridgefield has been the home of many people from its founding in 1708. These families, collectively, have left thousands of descendants. Some stayed in town, some moved to the surrounding communities and others “went west.” An important part of the Ridgefield Historical Society is answering the requests of the current descendants to learn more about their Ridgefield ancestors.

A reference library in the Scott House includes books on Ridgefield, cemetery records, and a growing collection of family records. If you have ancestors from Ridgefield and would like to donate a copy of your family history please let us know.

The Ridgefield Historical Society provides, for a fee, a search service. We will research the records of the society, the town records, and church records.  The fee is $25 per hour. To set up an appointment, please call 203-438-5821 or email us.

Genealogy Articles

Cultural history

Scott House Journal, July 2023

This edition of the Scott House Journal features the Couch family collection as well as a tribute to the Ridgefield Garden Club’s long association with the West Lane/Peter Parley Schoolhouse.

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