Genealogy and Local History
The following local history volumes are in our Reference section. In addition to these books we have the Observer-Patriot (Putnam Patriot, Windham County Standard) from 1874-1994 with some missed years (1955-1958) in microfilm format. Please ask to use the microfilm reader at the Adult Circulation desk. If you are interested in obituaries from any of these historical newspapers please click here to email us. Please provide your mailing address so that we may send the hard copy of the obituary to you. Our Local History Resources flyer is available here. Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to download and look at this file.
Bayles, Richard Mather. History of Windham County, Connecticut. 1889.
Bowen, Edward Augustus, Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut. 1897.
Bowen, Clarence Winthrop, The History of Woodstock, Connecticut, 1926-1943.
Commemorative biographical record of Tolland and Windham counties, Connecticut, 1903.
Larned, Ellen D. History of Windham County, 1976. Reprint of 1874-1880 ed.
Putnam, Connecticut Directory (1907, 1915, 1918, 1931, 1933, 1939, 1947, 1949, 1951)
Records Town of Pomfret, 1911.
Seymour, Malcolm, Puritan migration to Connecticut, 1982
Weaver, Margaret M., Perspectives of Putnam, Connecticut, 1980, 2006.
Can you believe that the Flood
of 1955 was 55 years ago?
The Library building was in place
but the Flood prevented
the Grand Opening until 1956!
Click here to see some Flood photos.