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!
Thank you everyone who donated to our Giving Tuesday this year! If you still want to donate please send a check through the mail.
The Society will still monitor its email intermittently, but not the phone or social media from December 17, 2020- January 3 2020. The Society will be taking a holiday break, but will continue research requests after the New Year.
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
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.