This site is dedicated to all families with ties — past or present — to the Connecticut region known as Greater Waterbury. Covering parts of three Connecticut Counties (New Haven, Hartford, and Litchfield), the area is rich in history. Although much has changed during the last few decades, there is still great opportunity for many in this region. By using this site, you will help preserve the history of Waterbury and stimulate continued success for the future.
To establish the most comprehensive source of family and local history information available for the Greater Waterbury region. Through continued expansion of content and features, technology will enable round-the-clock access by a worldwide audience. Our efforts will record and preserve local sources, will stimulate an active online community, and will be nationally recognized as a model for sharing localized content with a worldwide audience.
The Online Business Directory and other aspects of this site were created to help generate revenue which can be used to fund continued development of content and features serving our core mission of genealogy and local history education.
Initial efforts are focused on the city of Waterbury and the immediately surrounding towns of Watertown, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Cheshire, Wolcott, Plymouth, and Thomaston. As additional resources become available, the project will expand to include all those towns or parts of towns generally considered to be part of the original settlement of Mattatuck.
This website and related volunteer projects represent an extensive effort being spearheaded by Waterbury-native Dan Lynch. An avid genealogist of Irish & Italian descent, Lynch is the third generation of his family born in Waterbury and shares a common bond with many others who are actively involved in researching the lives of their Waterbury-area ancestors. A 21-year computer industry veteran and professional genealogist, Lynch is using his combined experience to drive this project forward. In addition, he has assembled an Advisory Board who volunteer their time and substantial experience for the benefit of Waterbury-area researchers.
If you are interested in helping us achieve our mission, please contact us to discuss how you can be of help. Your assistance can come in a variety of ways, but will benefit a great many people with ties to the region. Financial contributions, donations of original source material, volunteering your time and/or services — we sincerely appreciate all the support we can get.
We are also seeking sponsors to help fund the expansion of our content offerings and further site development. If you live or work in the region and find this site to be of interest, consider asking your employer to support us with a donation of any size.