Online Resources:

ResearchITCT Connecticut’s Digital Library provides free access to a variety of databases, including history, science, biography, magazine & newspaper articles, and much more.  It also provides access to a state-wide catalog of library holdings.

MyHeritage Library Edition:

If you are an East Haven resident and have a Hagaman Memorial Library card, you have access to our subscription to the family history database called MyHeritage Library Edition. MyHeritage Library Edition is a cutting edge search engine to help you discover more about who your ancestors were and the lives they led. By searching billions of historical records from around the world, you can break through brick walls in your family history research. Search the complete U.S. and U.K. census collections, gravestone records, and more than a billion family tree profiles as well as birth, marriage, death, immigration and military records from around the world. To access MyHeritage Library edition from home, click here, type in your East Haven Hagaman Library card barcode number, click on login and then click on the link to the right of the orange MyHeritage Logo where it says “MyHeritage Library Edition.”



The Hagaman Library subscribes to the following newspapers:

  • New Haven Register (current month on shelf; past 6 months in storage)
  • New York Times (current month)

We also keep back issues of these newspapers:

  • East Haven Citizen (February 26-December 1937; January-March 1938)

  • Branford Review (January 13, 1939-March 15, 1944)

  • East Haven Topics and Shopping Guide (January-December 1952; no October)

  • Stars & Stripes Mediterranean (July 1-July 29, 1944; August 5, 1944)

  • East Haven Advertiser (1993-2008)

  • East Haven Courier (March, 2002-present)

You may also access current and back issues of many more newspapers at Under the blue “Resources” heading, click on Newspapers to get a list of what is available digitally.


Library of Congress

Google Books & Magazines

Connecticut State Library