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Greens Farms, Connecticut, the old West parish of Fairfield ... historical sketches and reminiscences, by George Penfield Jennings.

Collection Type
Jennings, George Penfield, 1855-1933.
[Greens Farms, Conn.,] The Congregational Society of Greens Farms
5 p. ¾., 152 p. front., plates, ports., facsims. 24 cm.
Maps on lining papers.
Call Number
Stacks F104.G75 J3
Descriptive terms
Greens Farms (Conn.)


Sherwoods of Fairfield #

AvatarPosted by Susan Sherwood on July 6, 2011
I wish there was a way to safely scan this old book so that it is accessible to those of us who must feed our historical/genealogical thirst on line...or some magical computer program to find any item in historic collections that actually belonged to any of my Sherwood/Gorham/Enos/Nichols ancestors. Just so I could see part of history, my history. At present, I cannot travel beyond the Chicago area. I am especially interested in my ggggg-grandfather John Sherwood , who died on a British prison ship in 1777. Thanks to all the wonderful people who are working so hard to save our heritage.

Thank you #

AvatarPosted by Ann Kardos on July 7, 2011
Dear Susan,

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to help.

There are a couple of organizations that are working to scan old books just for people like you who are interested in reading them online. Google Books is one, and the Internet Archive is another. However, copyright restrictions generally prohibit a work that was written in 1923 or later from being scanned and put up online. That may be the case with this book, as I have not been able to find a scanned copy for you.

However, because this book is not too old, it might be possible for you to get it through interlibrary loan. It's available at libraries across the country. Your local library could possibly order it for you. Alternatively, the Newberry Library in Chicago owns it, and while they do not lend, you may be able to go there to see it.

I hope this has been helpful and that you can find a way to look at this great book. Libraries and cultural organizations are working hard to get many of our collections online for patrons to view, no matter where they live. We hope you find even more things to see at Historic New England in the days to come.

Ann Kardos
Historic New England