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Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library Has Reopened

The Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library is now open to the public Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 11am to 3pm by appointment only.

Visitors must call ahead before coming (860) 569-0002. Masks must be worn. .

The library has received the State of Connecticut COVID self-certification safety seal which means we are compliant with all safety requirements put in place to re-open safely to the public. Our library has been professionally cleaned and sanitized. Additional safety signs and floor markings to ensure proper distancing have been added as well as research area spaced out appropriately. Hand sanitizer is available and required to use.

We look forward to having our researchers back with us again and please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions as we ease back into this re-opening.
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.


“Going Beyond the Barbour Collection, One More Time!" with Mel Smith

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Sometimes you have to go beyond vital records to find your elusive Connecticut ancestor. At times you may have to utilize multiple primary source records that are unique for a given family, community, or state. Please join the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor via Zoom as Mel Smith of the Connecticut State Library's History & Genealogy Unit outlines a wide range of underutilized resources that are found at the State Library, and perhaps right at your fingertips on your computer or mobile device.

Cost: $8.00 per person, advance registration required for this Zoom meeting; go to https://dfaw.org/events/


"Connecticut genealogy Research: The Basics", Waterford Public Library

Saturday, October 3, 2020, 10 am

There are certain sources that can be especially helpful when researching your Connecticut ancestors. This workshop will cover the most commonly used Connecticut sources. A hand-out is available for pick up at the Information Desk in the library.
This is a Zoom event. Please click this link to register: [https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpfuyopz8jGdD1ee9Q4jLbFQHbrKU0QHWk] After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Our speaker is Bryna O’Sullivan, a Middletown based professional genealogist and French-to-English genealogical translator. As owner of Charter Oak Genealogy, she specializes in lineage society applications.


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy-on-ZOOM

Monday October 5, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Researching Welsh genealogy, answering questions, helping each other with our brick walls.
RSVP to moc.liamg|ENWhsleWofnI#moc.liamg|ENWhsleWofnI required to be added to Zoom meeting invite.


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Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy-on-ZOOM

Monday October 19, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Researching Welsh genealogy, answering questions, helping each other with our brick walls.
RSVP to moc.liamg|ENWhsleWofnI#moc.liamg|ENWhsleWofnI required to be added to Zoom meeting invite.


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"Mining DNA Results," virtual meeting delivered via Zoom

Saturday, October 17, 10:30 am - noon

Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork will demonstrate some of the tools and strategies available for making the most of DNA results, particuarly the tools for ancestryDNA and 23andMe.

Sponsored by Fréamh Éireann, the Gaelic words for “Irish Roots”, the genealogy group at the Gaelic American Club in Fairfield, CT. (Note: this is one week later than one usual meeting).

This is a members-only event. To become a member, please email moc.liamg|cagyratercesEF#moc.liamg|cagyratercesEF, or visit http://fegenealogy.org/contact-us/


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"It's Personal: Tracing Your Ancestors in Local Newspapers"

Saturday, October 24, 10:30 am - noon

Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork will share some of her favorite finds from Personal and Social columns from online newspapers, and she'll discuss strategies for finding the elusive items for your family.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cos Cob Library and the Local History Department of the Greenwich Library, the program is free and open to the public. To request the ZOOM link for the presentation, contact the library at this link. http://greenwichlibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=53320&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/10/11


Durham Public Library, Durham: House History Part I: Accessing CT Land Records, November 5, 7 pm.

Do you know how to locate your ancestor’s land records in Connecticut? Bryna O’Sullivan with Charter Oak Genealogy will walk us through how to access land records for 169 towns throughout our state. You’ll learn how to determine what town the records are in, how to search the records using the grantor/grantee index, and how to find and work with the records. Register at [https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=DURHAMCT&curID=463645].


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy-on-ZOOM

Monday November 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Researching Welsh genealogy, answering questions, helping each other with our brick walls.
RSVP to moc.liamg|ENWhsleWofnI#moc.liamg|ENWhsleWofnI required to be added to Zoom meeting invite.


Durham Public Library, Durham: House History Part II: Who's Lived in Your House?, November 10, 7 pm.

Identify the homeowners and learn the history of your house! Using the census, local history, newspapers, photographs, maps, and architectural surveys to trace the story behind the people who once lived in your home. Bryna O’Sullivan will walk us through using these resources. Register at [https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=DURHAMCT&curID=463644].


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“Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Genealogy Mistakes” with Jennifer Mendelsohn

Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., networking at 10 a.m.

This is a CAS membership benefit. All those whose memberships are current will be sent the ZOOM link to the event.

More than two decades of journalism experience has helped Jennifer Mendelsohn as a genealogist, both to zero in on reliable information and not to be duped by unreliable information. She will talk about using the “Law and Order” method (follow the “dun duns!”) to track down information and how relying on simple principles like Occam’s Razor – that the most likely scenario is the least complicated – and logic grids can help you get further. We’ll go over pitfalls like not blindly using Ancestry hints, aassessing the credibility of sources, not being wedded to spelling, (hello, wildcard searches!) and why genealogy is like playing Concentration: you always have to remember the cards you’ve seen and turned over.

Jennifer Mendelsohn is a seasoned journalist and ghostwriter whose work has appeared in numerous local and national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, People, Slate, and USA Today.

A native Long Islander now based in Baltimore, Mendelsohn serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and is the administrator of Facebook’s Jewish genetic genealogy group. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she is the creator of the movement known as #resistancegenealogy, a project that uses genealogical and historical records to fight disinformation and honor America’s immigrant past. Her work has received international media attention, including being featured on CNN.com, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post.


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Welsh Genealogy-on-ZOOM

Monday November 23, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Researching Welsh genealogy, answering questions, helping each other with our brick walls.
RSVP to moc.liamg|ENWhsleWofnI#moc.liamg|ENWhsleWofnI required to be added to Zoom meeting invite.



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