The Stratford Historical Society


Stratford Historical Society Box 382 Stratford, CT 06615-0382 (203) 378-0630

Judson House and the Catharine B. Mitchell Museum


The Stratford Historical Society

We keep collections because we want people to learn from them! The Stratford Historical Society Genealogy Library and collections serve as a resource for people who are looking for answers about their ancestry and other research questions. The library is located on the lower level of the Catharine B. Mitchell Museum directly behind the historic Captain David Judson House.

In-person self-research during regular hours is free and available to members only. We will give you a short orientation and be available to help you locate and reshelve materials during your visit.

We can accommodate off-hours appointments at a rate of $10 per 30 minutes. Please contact us by phone or email to make an appointment.

Research Requests
If you are unable to visit in person or prefer us to find information for you, we are delighted to help! A search performed by our Research Team is at a rate of $10 per 30 minutes and is available to members and non-members. Members get a free hour of research per year!

Keep in mind that we may not find the information that you are requesting. Our research fees support our efforts to preserve our collections for research and exhibition in perpetuity through conservation, collections handling training for staff and volunteers, and other collections management endeavors.

Research Form
Use this online form to request research. Please reach out via telephone or email if you need assistance or if you would like to provide additional information.
Research Form

Pay a Research Fee
We'll let you know if you need to pay a Research Fee after reviewing your request or when you set an appointment.
Pay the Research Fee

Usage Rights
You are welcome to take photographs or video for your personal, non-commercial use. If you plan to use images of our collections or other materials in publications (digital or print) or other commercial uses, please see our Reproduction and Usage Policy.