Windsor Historical Society


Research Requests


We are happy to conduct research using the resources of the Society library for patrons who are unable to come in and use the library in person. We have a dedicated group of volunteer researchers who will strive to answer your research queries. Please be aware that it may take several weeks to receive a response.


Research inquiries should be made in writing to librarian/archivist Michelle Tom, either by mail or email. Please include:

  • your mailing address

  • daytime telephone number

  • email address

  • maximum research and photocopy fees that you are willing to pay

Be specific and reasonable in your research questions. "Tell me what you have about the Phelps family" is too broad a question. "What information do you have about Stoughton family members living in Windsor in the 1600s?" or "Where was Ebenezer Hayden (d. 1808) buried?" are better questions. Include information such as dates of birth, death, or marriage, places lived, name of spouse, etc. in your query.


We will bill you after completing the research or meeting your maximum fee, whichever comes first. However, payment must be received before we will send out research materials. Please make checks payable to the Windsor Historical Society or contact us for credit card payments.


Research Fees

First hour                     Free

Each additional hour     $20/members; $30 nonmembers

Photocopies                $0.25 each

Postage                      $3.00 minimum


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