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 not be offering research services for the next two weeks and phone calls will not be returned temporarily for two weeks. The email and Facebook page will be answered as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and have a great day!

After two weeks we will be offering research services, but it will only be done by Society staff. It might take 6-8 weeks to fulfill a request. 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!

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

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.