Local History

Local History Resources

The Bristol Library has as a number of reference materials that are accessible to the public for library use only. Call the library at 229-5862 for assistance or check the OWWL online catalog.

Town of Bristol Historian

Helen Corser Fox, The Town of Bristol Historian has a vast array of local history and genealogy resources within the Bristol archives. Because the holdings are so extensive and various, Mrs. Fox asks that requests for items be as specific with queries as possible. Names, dates, places and specific questions are helpful when filling your request. For more details on requests please visit the Town of Bristol website.

A View to Our Past: a Bristol Town History by Helen Corser Fox, the Bristol Town Historian is an in-depth narrative about this area’s colorful past.

The Bristol Library is happy to help patrons with their genealogy and local history questions and requests. There are many free websites and databases that are available to the public. The Bristol Town historian Helen Fox has been busy adding more than 200,000 family names on http://www.rootsweb.com/ which is sponsored by Ancestry.com. The computer at the Bristol Town Hall is also available for genealogy research. Another helpful site is www.familysearch.org which is also recommended by Ms. Fox.