Local Information

Founded in 1644 and located just east of New Haven, Branford is a beautiful New England town with beaches, walking trails, a typical Town Green, many options for fine dining and one of the most beautiful libraries in the state.

The Blackstone Library has many resources on local history. Our local history and genealogy research guidelines can be found here. You can also browse our list of local history resources. Some Branford history materials are also available online, including the Branford chapters of the following:

History of New Haven County (Rockey) – Branford section pdf

History of the Colony of New Haven (Lambert) – Branford section pdf 

A Modern History of New Haven & Eastern New Haven County (Hill) – Branford pdf and Stony Creek pdf

National Register of Historic Places