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Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

September 14, 2019 (Saturday), 10:15am-5:00pm, Glastonbury, CT

The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots.

Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.

Workshop may include a 12 noon-1PM presentation on a genealogy topic.

Members, $5. Non-members - first Workshop complimentary, further workshops $10 per session.

RSVP for Info & location to moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW


THE JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT
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AN AFTERNOON WITH STEVE MORSE

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and The Connecticut Society of Genealogists are delighted to offer an afternoon with Steve Morse on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 1:00 – 3:45 PM, at Temple Sinai, 41 West Hartford Road, Newington, CT 06111. There will be two presentations: One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools, followed by The History of the Geography of New York City.

The program is free and open to the public.

Stephen Morse, Ph.D., is the creator of the One-Step Website, https://stevemorse.org/, for which he has received prestigious awards from many international genealogical societies. Morse is a computer professional who has held many research, development, and teaching positions, authored numerous technical papers, written four textbooks, and the owner of four patents.

For more info: www.jgsct.org or www.csginc.org.


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8-week Lifetime Learners Genealogy course resumes Monday, September 16, 3:10 pm - 4:50 pm

Up Your Game: Genealogy Management Systems

The class is open to Genealogists of all levels. Students will explore many systems so they can find the system (or systems) that best suits them. The first four weeks of the course will emphasize best practices for researching, recording, and sharing family history. There will be increasing amounts of lab time throughout the eight-week course.

$30 course fee, in addition to the annual LLI membership of $50, which allows member to use the NCC Computer Lab, Library and Wellness Center and to attend the LLI Lunch & Learn programs.

Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.

See page 16 of the online catalog for more information about the course:
http://lifetimelearners.org/uploads/2019-FALL-Catalog-FINAL-REVISION-2-1.pdf


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DNA - New features, findings and caveats.

Norwalk Senior Center Genealogy Club, Thursday, September 19th, 1-3 p.m., social time 1 - 1:30 p.m.

This session will focus on how to synergistically use your trees and test results to find lost or unknown relatives or facts about them. (The Scanning Workshop, originally scheduled for this date, will take place on October 17th.)

The meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP either to moc.loa|02nworbnahtanoj#moc.loa|02nworbnahtanoj, or call the reception desk at NSC, 203-847-3115.


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“Genealogy and Technology: Problems, Pitfalls, and Lots of Promise”

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Cos Cob Library

The interactive session will begin with several slides and demonstrations by Rob Locke, and continue with audience participation. Attendees are encouraged to bring any technology and genealogy questions they would like to have answered

PRESENTER ROB LOCKE'S BIO

Rob Locke has been researching his family tree off and on since 1976 thanks to close relationships with his now deceased grandparents, great-uncles, and great-aunts. Rob’s ancestry in the United States begins with the Great Migration to New England (1630s) with every northern European group arriving and marrying into the family.

Rob has also served on the boards of Connecticut Ancestry Society, New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, and Locke Family Association. He is a member of numerous other genealogical societies.

Rob is employed in the technology industry, having spent most of his time teaching seminars, writing curriculum, and developing classroom lab environments. Rob has trained and mentored thousands of certified technology professionals over the last 30 years.

More information about Rob can be found at www.ralii.com where he keeps a public copy of his family tree.

THE CONNECTICUT ANCESTRY SOCIETY

Founded in 1954, the Connecticut Ancestry Society is the oldest genealogy society in Connecticut. The organization's roots are in the colonial town of Stamford, but the society now includes members with backgrounds in many countries and ethnicities. The group meets eight times a year, with programs that move from town to town in Fairfield County. The program meetings, as well as the Society's quarterly journal, are part of the CAS mission to promote genealogical scholarship, preserve source material, share genealogy methodologies, and exchange family histories. For more information FCT Ancestry Society: http://www.connecticutancestry.org.

All Friends and all CAS programs are free and open to the public. Genealogists of all levels are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807


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UNDERSTANDING AND USING YOUR DNA RESULTS with Nora Galvin

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists' Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, CT 06118

The program is FREE and open to the public. Bring a friend!

Understanding your DNA results yields progress in your genealogy. Learn how you get shared segments and why your ancestor's DNA disappears over the generations. Discover good strategies for testing relatives to identify unknown ancestors.

Nora Galvin, CG is a professional genealogist specializing in Irish and Connecticut research and Genetic Genealogy. A former secondary-school science teacher and laboratory scientist, she started her family-research business in 2005, specializing in Connecticut and Irish research and genetic genealogy. She is active in her local genealogy group Connecticut Ancestry Society (editor of their quarterly journal) and in Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council.

Pre-registration is required so we may plan appropriately. For more details or to pre-register, visit us at www.csginc.org or call 860-569-0002.


"FLESHING OUT THE FACTS: THE STORY OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER ELIHU LYMAN"

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Ave., Windsor, CT 06095-2072

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; BRING A FRIEND!
What: 9:30-10:00 Registration and Social Hour: Visit with others; browse the DFAW displays and sales table; consult with the Registrar, Genealogist, and/or Membership Chair with any questions you may have.
10:00-10:30 Memorial Service.
10:30-11:30 Program: "Fleshing Out the Facts,” Diana Ross McCain. She will recount how she used research in manuscripts, personal journals, newspapers, and other sources as a foundation for re-creating the wartime experience of a real-life Continental Army soldier , Elihu Lyman of Middlefield, who fought and was wounded at the 1776 Battle of Long Island and endured nearly two years as a British prisoner of war.
11:30-12:00 Break.
12:00-1:00 Luncheon Buffet: Grilled marinated turkey breast w/cranberry, Mashed potatoes, Herbed green beans, Butternut squash bake, Garden salad w/dressing, Rolls & butter, Dessert.
1:00-2:00 Annual Meeting, including election of Officers and Board Members.
Where: Matthies Hall, Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Ave., Windsor, CT 06095-2072.

Registration: $26.00 per person, including luncheon; $7.00 per person program only. Make checks payable to "DFAW". Mail to: Richard Roberts, 596 Gurleyville Rd., Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268-1408 by Friday, September 20.
Inquiries about the program can be sent to moc.oohay|3361WAFD#moc.oohay|3361WAFD.


USING THE CONNECTICUT STATE LIBRARY'S WEBSITE FOR GENEALOGY with Bryna O’Sullivan

Saturday, October 05, 2019, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT

Sponsored by Wadsworth Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

The Connecticut State Library (231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT) has an extensive online collection of materials useful to genealogists and family historians. Bryna O’Sullivan will discuss how to navigate the website and search its digital resources, including newspapers, genealogy indexes (e.g., probate records), vital records indexes (e.g., marriages, deaths), databases (e.g., Fold3), aerial photos, court records, legislative histories, portraits, and so much more.

Free to Godfrey Premium members. $10 per session for all others. Open to the general public. Attendees will have time after the presentation to do research at the library.


INTRODUCTION TO USING DNA FOR GENEALOGY

Four Mondays, October 7 – 28, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00

Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave, 9 Norwalk, CT 06854
Tuition: $89
Whether or not you want your DNA tested, this course can help you understand the use of DNA testing. The use of consumer DNA databases to solve cold cases, Jane and John Doe cases, and even recent crimes has been making headlines since the capture of the alleged Golden State Killer. This class will talk about GINA (the Genetic Information Non-Disclosure Act), the law that protects insurance companies and employers from using an individual’s DNA to discriminate against them (and what kinds of insurance are excluded from protection by GINA). For those who have tested, or who intend to test, we will explore all the options and related results plus strategies for getting the most from your DNA testing dollars.

See Page 31 of the online catalog https://norwalk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/NCC-Fall-2019-Continuing-Ed-Catalog.pdf


Genealogy Workshops begin October 15th in Greenwich

A hands-on Genealogy course, taught in a computer lab

Four Tuesdays, October 15, 22 and 29 and November 12, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830 Room 112 (it is a computer lab)
$99 fee to Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education. https://www.greenwichace.com/

See page 11 of the interactive GACE catalog.


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

October 8, 2019 (Tuesday), 10:15am-4:00pm, Glastonbury, CT

The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots.

Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.

Workshop may include a 12 noon-1PM presentation on a genealogy topic.

Members, $5. Non-members - first Workshop complimentary, further workshops $10 per session.

RSVP for Info & location to moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW


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Scanning Workshop

Norwalk Senior Center Genealogy Club, Thursday, October 17th, 1-3 p.m., social time 1 - 1:30 p.m.

Scanning Workshop - how to get your old photos digitized, stored, labeled and organized with your family history collections.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP either to moc.loa|02nworbnahtanoj#moc.loa|02nworbnahtanoj, or call the reception desk at NSC, 203-847-3115.


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The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc. and

The S. A. Blejwas Endowed Chair of the Polish and Polish American Studies, Central Connecticut State University

Cordially invite you to attend The 2019 GENEALOGY CONFERENCE to learn the strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots.

It will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 and Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Institute of Technology, Business and Development, Downtown campus of Central Connecticut State University, 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT.

The conference provides an opportunity to learn strategies for tracing your Polish-American and Eastern European roots. The speakers are well known in Polish genealogy circles and their discussions will enable attendees to fill in the missing pieces of their family history. Speakers have extensive experience in their respective fields and have been featured at numerous regional, national and international conferences.

Featured speakers will be Blaine Bettinger, Matthew Bielawa (Vice-President, PGSCTNE), Dr. Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski, (Endowed Chair, Polish and Polish-American Studies, CCSU), Daniel Bućko (from Krakow, Poland), Thomas Sadauskas (Virginia), Jonathan Shea, A.G., (President, PGSCTNE) and Maureen Taylor (Photo Detective, Rhode Island).

Daniel Bućko will speak on “Inaccuracies, Errors and Conflicts of Information in Polish Vital Records and How to Resolve These Problems” and “The Genealogical Value of Royal and Government Estate Inventories.”

A two-part seminar will be presented on “Introduction to Polish and Eastern European Family History.”
Many lectures are scheduled including:

  1. Introduction to DNA
  2. Phasing and Mapping Your DNA
  3. Photo Detecting 101
  4. Advanced Photo Detecting: Cracking the Cold Case
  5. Who Created Modern Poland?
  6. A History of Ellis Island – Separating the Myth from Reality and What Really Happened There
  7. How Your Ancestors Came to America and Finding Their Records (1890 to 1950)

Throughout the day, a collection of books, maps and other materials will be available to all attendees for consultation. Officers of the Society will be present to answer questions.
We also have many exhibitors who will display their items.

For more information, please email Diane Szepanski at Szepanski3@cox.net or visit our website: PGSCTNE Conference Website


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CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS' ANNUAL FAMILY HISTORY SEMINAR

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06040

A full day of programming including:
9:00 - 10:00: "Sources around the House" with Pauline Merrick
10:30 - 11:30: "Mapping Your Sources" with D. Joshua Taylor
Noon - 1:00: Luncheon
1:45 - 2:45: "Evaluating and Documenting Online Sources" with D. Joshua Taylor
3:00 - 4:00: "Eight Steps to Preserving Family Photographs" with Maureen Taylor

Plus exhibitors and presentation of CSG's 2019 Literary Awards.

Register before September 30: $49
Registrations postmarked after September 30: $59
Deadline to register: October 11, 2019

To register or for more information visit www.csginc.org or call 860-569-0002


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“Let’s Write a Sketch (About Anybody You Like)”

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Writing Workshop co-sponsored by the Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Danbury Public Library
Join Certified Genealogist Nora Galvin for instruction and support as you write a Genealogical Sketch. Bring samples of your work and whatever you write with (a tablet, a laptop, or pencil and paper) with you.

The program is free and all are welcome.

Danbury Public Library, 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT

All CAS programs are free and open to the public. Genealogists of all levels are welcome. For more information about CT Ancestry Society: http://www.connecticutancestry.org.


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Researching Italian American Families: All Roads DO NOT Lead to Rome

November 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The search for Italian-American and Italian relatives, begins with yourself and with census data, as it does for families of any ethnicity. Both Connecticut and Italian vital records are stored in the town where the event took place. This program begins with what for many is the greatest challenge, finding the town or towns.

Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cos Cob Library.


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"Richard William Daniels, the Marrying Barber: a DNA Case Study from the John Daniels of New London CT Project" with Keith Wilson

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists' Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, CT 06118

The program is FREE and open to the public. Bring a friend!

A combination of DNA in a FamilyTree DNA Surname project and traditional genealogical research was used to identify the descendants of Richard William Daniels, who married seven times and had at least thirteen children. Discover how similar strategies might help break down brick walls in your research.

Keith Wilson has been researching genealogy for more than forty years and DNA since 2008. He manages more than twenty DNA kits of family members at FamilyTree DNA and is the Project Manager of the John Daniels of New London CT project. Keith has hosted annual gatherings of Daniels cousins since 2014 in Old Lyme and has written several articles on the Daniels family for the Connecticut Nutmegger. He is a former president of the Mansfield Historical Society, and currently serves on the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Board of Governors.

Pre-registration is required so we may plan appropriately. For more details or to pre-register, visit us at www.csginc.org or call 860-569-0002.


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

November 16, 2019 (Saturday), 10:15am-5:00pm, Glastonbury, CT

The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots.

Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.

Workshop may include a 12 noon-1PM presentation on a genealogy topic.

Members, $5. Non-members - first Workshop complimentary, further workshops $10 per session.

RSVP for Info & location to moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW


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"More Than a Will: Understanding Probate Records"

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Connecticut Ancestry Society has invited Edwin W. Strickland II to do an encore of the program he presented on June 1st in Cos Cob.

Trumbull Historical Society
1856 Huntington Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

December 17, 2019 (Tuesday), 10:15am-3:30pm, Glastonbury, CT

The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots.

Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.

Workshop may include a 12 noon-1PM presentation on a genealogy topic.

Members, $5. Non-members - first Workshop complimentary, further workshops $10 per session.

RSVP for Info & location to moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW


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"Genealogy Story Slam"

Saturday June 6, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Friends of the Cos Cob Library
"American Idol" meets "Finding Your Roots" at the Cos Cob Library in the summer of 2020. It's a Genealogy storytelling competition in front of a live audience, for fun and prizes.
No costumes, no visual aids,or special effects, just authentic tales of family history.

Each storyteller will have five to ten minutes to tell a personal Genealogy-related story. The stories must be told and not read, notes and props are not allowed. There will be a maximum of 12 contestants, who can sign up in advance by writing to gro.yrtsecnatucitcennoc|ofni#gro.yrtsecnatucitcennoc|ofni, or, if there are still places available, at the Cos Cob Library on the day of the event. Judges will be chosen from the audience.

Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Rd, Cos Cob, CT 06807
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.



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