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Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library Closed Until Further Notice

As the State of Connecticut continues to respond to the rapidly changing circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connecticut Society of Genealogists' library will be closed to the public indefinitely. This means that there will be no Genealogy Help Sessions on Thursday, March 26 or April 9, and whether there will be a session on April 23 is questionable.
The status of our scheduled April 18 program featuring Ed Strickland speaking on "More Than a Will" is also questionable.

In addition, in response to the Governor's policy requesting "nonessential" workers to stay home, CSG's office staff will not be available to answer telephone calls but can respond to emails and will be continuing to process dues, which may be mailed to us or paid through our website.

Be sure to check our Website, www.csginc.org and follow our posts on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the status of our April 18 program and May 16 Annual Meeting, and other news for the genealogy community.

We'll do our best to continue to keep you informed about what's happening at CSG. If you have any questions, please contact us at gro.cnigsc|cnigsc#gro.cnigsc|cnigsc. Please do not reply to this email as it is not checked and only used for sending out mass emails.

Sincerely,

The CSG Board of Governors


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THE NORWALK SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

The Norwalk Senior Center Genealogy Club continues to communicate with its members via email.

Please email your interest or your questions to moc.loa|02nworbnahtanoj#moc.loa|02nworbnahtanoj.


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

CANCELLED for April 18, 2020 Glastonbury, CT - Cancelled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEXT MEETING June 20 (see listing below)

The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets every other month 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


Please join us on 16 May 2020 for The Connecticut Society of Genealogists Annual Meeting.

In accordance with temporary state limits on meeting size, we have cancelled our Annual Meeting activities scheduled for May 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Glastonbury. Instead, our Annual Meeting will be held online via Zoom. Casey Duckett’s presentation “Dead Men’s Tales: A Discussion of Piracy in New England and Beyond” is being rescheduled for a future date. In his place, we will be presenting a webinar, “Inspiring Ways to Captivate Non-Genealogists” with Lisa Louise Cooke.

1:15 p.m. Zoom meeting open to those who have pre-registered
1:30 p.m. President’s Welcome & Business Meeting (only CSG Members may participate in any business)
1:50 p.m. “Inspiring Ways to Captivate Non-Genealogists” — Webinar with Lisa Louise Cook of Genealogy Gems

There is no cost, but please pre-register by Thursday, May 14 to gro.cnigsc|cnigsc#gro.cnigsc|cnigsc. Registrants will receive via e-mail confirmation of their registration along with an invitation to join the Zoom meeting online or by phone.


Russell Library, Middletown : Getting Started with Family History: the U.S. Census

Have you always wanted to learn more about your family’s history but didn’t know where to start? The U.S. census is one of the first sources you’ll need to explore. Taken every ten years since 1790, it allows you to trace your family over the decades and even centuries. Join us on June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual program using Zoom to introduce the U.S. census. This session will cover the history of the census, how to access enumeration forms, and how the census can help you discover more about your family’s roots.

Bryna O’Sullivan, a Middletown based professional genealogist and French-to-English genealogical translator, will present this virtual program. As owner of Charter Oak Genealogy, she specializes in lineage society applications. A Connecticut native, she enjoys tracing her family’s roots in the area back to the 1600s.

Registration is required at [https://russelllibrary.libcal.com/event/6691099 ] You will receive the Zoom link 1 hour before the program begins.


Durham Public Library : Imagine Your Story: Introduction to FamilySearch, June 10th, 7:00 PM

Interested in researching your family tree? FamilySearch, a free genealogy search tool developed by the Church of the Latter Day Saints is a great place to start! Learn how to access free genealogy webinars, how-to guides for local research, and original records in this workshop designed for beginners. Professional genealogist Bryna O'Sullivan will explain the information available and walk participants through how to navigate this useful website. This is a Zoom program and requires registration at [http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=DURHAMCT&EventID=6472564&sw=1536]. An email with the link to the Zoom call will be emailed before the presentation.


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"Insider's Guide to Cousin Bait"

Saturday June 13, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Connecticut Ancestry Society is pleased to present Genealogy author, blogger and speaker, Marian Wood as she presents useful tools you can employ as "cousin bait."

She'll show you how you can find formerly unknown cousins via Facebook, Family Search, Ancestry, Find a Grave, and DNA websites, as well as by blogging online.

“Cousin bait” can include ancestor photos, old documents, surname lists, family trees, family stories. You'll receive practical ideas for easy and often free ways to set genealogical bait for cousins and to take the bait that potential cousins leave online.

This is a benefit of a Connecticut Ancestry Society membership. 2020-2021 CAS members will be sent a ZOOM link and login information via email.


Russell Library, Middletown :Connecticut Genealogy Research: the Basics

If your ancestors had Connecticut roots, there are certain sources that can be especially helpful in providing more information on their pasts. Join us on June 17th at 6:30 pm for a virtual (Zoom) program about the most commonly used Connecticut sources. Participants will be introduced to Connecticut’s vital records, church records, land records, probate files and more.

Bryna O’Sullivan, a Middletown based professional genealogist and French-to-English genealogical translator, will present the program. As owner of Charter Oak Genealogy, she specializes in lineage society applications. A Connecticut native, she enjoys tracing her family’s roots in the area back to the 1600s.

Registration is required at [https://russelllibrary.libcal.com/event/6691196 ] You will receive the Zoom link 1 hour before the program begins.


+++A Kurpie Adventure trip to Poland
+++June 2020 you must register by January 15, 2020

The Polish American Foundation of CT presents The Road Home
A Kurpie Adventure
The trip starts in Warsaw on June 19, 2020 and ends in Warsaw on June 30, 2020.

The trip cost is $2,795 per person, double occupancy.
There will be an additional $ 500.00 fee for single occupancy.

The cost includes all ground transportation in Poland, hotels, professional tour guide, private tour bus, admission to scheduled attractions, basic tourist insurance, 11 breakfasts,
9 lunches and 10 dinners.

The trip size is limited to 15-18 people.
Deposits are due by January 15, 2020. Final payment is due by March 1, 2020

For more information or to make a reservation contact : moc.oohay|627anerod#moc.oohay|627anerod

Day 1 Warsaw Old Town
Welcome dinner
Night in Warsaw

Day 2 Royal Palace
Łazienki gardens
Museum of bread
Travel to Ostrołęka
Night in Ostrołęka

Day 3 Kurpie Wedding
Night in Ostrołęka

Day 4 Kurpie open air museum in Nowogród
Kurpie art workshop in Kadzidło
Night in Ostrołęka

Day 5 Genealogy on line lecture
Hands on genealogy workshop
practice Kurpie art workshop
Dancing class
Kielbasa roast
Night in Ostrołęka

Day 6 Surprise day trip!
Ceramic workshop
Night in Mikołajki

Day 7 Slow boat ride on Krutynia river
SPA time
Dinner on sailing boat
Night in Mikołajki

Day 8 Święta Lipka church & organ concert
Santa Claus Consulate
Wolf’s Liar
Night in Mikołajki

Day 9 Hot air Balloon trip – additional fee
Museum of Military Equipment
Biebrzański National Park
Night in Goniądz

Day 10 Tykocin synagogue
Stork Village
Uprising Museum in Warsaw
Night in Warsaw

Day 11 State Archives in Warsaw – lecture
Wilanów Palace & cooking class,
Museum of vodka
Night in Warsaw

Day 12 Shopping trip to the Gold Mall
Fly home


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

June 20, 2020 (Saturday), 10:30am-5:15pm, Glastonbury, CT

The Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop meets every other month 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


Durham Public Library: Imagine Your Story: Using the US Census in Family Research, July 8th, 7 pm

Looking to discover more about your family history? The Census is a valuable resource in searching your family's history. The census, taken every 10 years since 1790, offers a wealth of information which can be overwhelming if you are new to genealogy. Professional genealogist Bryna O'Sullivan will explain the history of the Census, how to access enumeration forms to help you learn more about family, and answer any questions you have. This is a Zoom program and requires registration at [http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=DURHAMCT&EventID=6472596&sw=1536]. An email with the link to the Zoom call will be emailed before the presentation.


Durham Public Library:Imagine Your Story: Exploring Military Records Using Fold3, July 29th, 7 pm

Ready to take your family search a bit deeper? Professional genealogist Bryna O'Sullivan will explain how to use Fold3 to access and use the pension files, service records, and other resources to learn more about our Revolutionary, Civil War, and Spanish-American War ancestors. Fold3 can be accessed with a Connecticut State Library Card. Request before the workshop at This is a Zoom program and requires registration at [http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=DURHAMCT&EventID=6472610&sw=1536. An email with the link to the Zoom call will be emailed before the presentation.


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"You Should Write a Book!" with Shelley Lowell and Janeen Bjork

Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., networking at 10 a.m.

The Connecticut Ancestry Society is pleased to present Artist and Book Designer Shelley Lowell and Genealogy Teacher Janeen Bjork as they present "You Should Write a Book," a program based on their collaboration on two family history books, and the many questions they have been asked about their work.

Shelley has created books of as few as four pages to preserve family stories. There will be a discussion of the many options for wannabe authors, from DIY to hiring a company that specializes in producing professional family heirlooms.

This is a benefit of a Connecticut Ancestry Society membership. 2020-2021 CAS members will be sent a ZOOM link and login information via email.


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Genealogy and Technology: Problems, Pitfalls, and Lots of Promise” with Rob Locke

Saturday, October 10, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., networking at 10 a.m.

Rob 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 in.

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 where he 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. If you have Genealogy technology questions, he has answers!

This is a benefit of a Connecticut Ancestry Society membership. 2020-2021 CAS members will be sent a ZOOM link and login information via email.


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