Research Requests

About Research Requests

The Watertown Historical Society is a private, volunteer, non-profit organization with a mission to collect, share, and preserve the heritage and history of Watertown and Oakville for present and future generations.

Research requests pertaining to Watertown and Oakville may be sent to the Watertown Historical Society utilizing the Research Request form. The fee for an initial search of the collections is $25.00, which includes up to 10 pages of copies (additional pages or copies are 25 cents per page) and color copies are 75 cents per page. This fee is waived for current members. If you would like to become a member please see our membership page. Research fees support the Watertown Historical Society with the maintenance of current holdings and the acquisition of new materials for its collection.

Because the Watertown History Society is staffed solely by volunteers, please allow six to eight weeks for a reply to your request. Research requests are handled in order of their receipt. Additional fees will be required for extensive or very time-consuming requests. The volunteer staff members completing the research will send you notification if this is the case.


Please Note: The Watertown History Society is not affiliated with any governmental agency or organization and does not maintain official birth, death, marriage records, or land records. Those, and all other types of official records, are found in the applicable county or town office. Connecticut probate records are held in district probate courts. The official website for Watertown Town Hall is ( The Watertown Historical Society only maintains information specific to Watertown and Oakville; all other areas of research in Connecticut should be addressed to that specific town.

Please fill out the Research Request Form and mail with payment to:

Watertown Historical Society

22 DeForest Street

Watertown, CT 06795