Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Researching Your Native American Ancestors

The National Archives in Washington, D.C. is probably your ultimate destination if you are trying to locate records about a Native American ancestor who belonged to one of the Southeastern tribes during the early 1800's.  However, before you travel to D.C., you might want to check out a book by Rachal Mills Lennon called "Tracing Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes" (GE 929.1 Len). The book is a helpful supplement to the background information provided by the National Archives about their holdings.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Naugatuck History

Naugatuck, incorporated in 1844, is one of five towns that were once part of Waterbury.  For more information about the town's history, check out the Naugatuck Historical Society's blog.  Among the many books we have in our collection about Naugatuck is a recent publication by Arcadia Press about the local textile industry.

(published 2011)