Ridgefield family portrait circa 1915

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.

Antique portraits

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 $15 per hour for members and $25 per hour for non-members. To set up an appointment, please call 203-438-5821 or email us.