First Thursdays Genealogy Support Group

Just starting out? Experienced but stumped? Want access to and other genealogy databases? We now have access to Ancestry's international databases with our World Explorer account. Family history researchers find that historical artifacts and [...]

Merwin’s Wareroom: Satisfaction Guaranteed

The first funeral director in Windsor, James J, Merwin was known throughout the region for pioneering new methods and practices to advance his profession. Windsor Historical Society is fortunate to have three volumes of record books from the Merwin Funeral Home in its collection.

Founders’ Series: Margaret Barrett Huntington Stoughton

In continuing our Founders’ Series, we decided to examine the life of one of Windsor’s founding women. Studying women from this early period can be challenging, but Margaret Barrett Huntington Stoughton’s life, however, is surprisingly well-documented and full of quiet drama.

“Bear Bible” Returns After 355 Years

Handwritten entries in the Gillett-Holcomb Bible. This article originally appeared in the WHS Newsletter in September, 1990. The first part was written by then director Robert T. Silliman, and the second part by Raymond A. Beardslee, a former owner of the Bible.