KILLINGLY - Then and Now.pptx

Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society is closed until further notice. This action is in keeping with our commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe environment, as well as with our responsibility to follow directives from the Federal and local governments.

The Society will still be offering research services, but it will only be done by Society staff. Also, donations will still be accepted, but must be scheduled. Please call (860) 779-7250 2-3 weeks before donating. Thank you everyone and stay strong!

Killingly Historical and Genealogical Society is participating in Giving Tuesday on December 1. Please donate by check through the mail, or contribute in one of several ways to the Society. The Society can not exist without public support. Thank you so much for supporting the Society and stay safe!

Founded in 1972, the Society's charter is to promote knowledge, interest and research in Killingly and Windham County Connecticut. The Society administers the Bugbee Memorial building (pictured right). This facility, often referred to as the Killingly Historical Center, includes:

  • Museum of Killingly History

  • Research Library of Biographical Data

  • Family-Research Center of Genealogical and Historical Data

196 Main Street

P.O. Box #265

Danielson, CT 06239

Phone: 860-779-7250

For more information email us at info@killinglyhistorical.org


Killingly Historical Center

Photo courtesy of Mr. William Olson

Welcome to Killingly Historical & Genealogical Society!

Research can be fun and can lead to intriguing facts and stories about individuals, their histories, and events in the histories of our town of Killingly, our state and our country.

My adventure started with a search of the local newspapers at the Killingly Historical Society for information on local men who went to sea on the whaling ships. One of the results of my search was the obituary of William H. Shippee in the Windham County Transcript of July 16, 1931.

Click here to read the obituary.