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Godfrey Memorial Library - Ask an Expert. Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT

Whether you are just starting out or have hit a roadblock in research you have been conducting for a long time, we can help. Godfrey researchers will be available to consult on your research question and help you find resources and answers. For best results, bring whatever information you already have with you. Also, bring your laptop to make the most out of this useful session.

No pre-registration necessary. Free to all Godfrey members; $10 a session for all other attendees.

Middlesex Genealogical Society presents

*Do the "Write" Thing for Genealogy* - Speakers: Marian & Wally Wood

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 2 pm

Practical, creative ideas for planning, organizing, and starting to write a personalized family history by focusing on one ancestor or family, one heirloom or photo, or one special occasion. Learn how to look for the "story" in family history, find the drama in ancestors' lives, plan a clear and engaging narrative, and add finishing touches like maps and timelines. "Show and tell" with samples to inspire and motivate.

Program is free and open to all. Meeting at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

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April 3rd-6th, 2019 NERGC Conference, Manchester, New Hampshire

There will be no Connecticut Ancestry Society meeting in April, 2019, as we will be attending, and are encouraging all our members to attend, the Fifteenth New England Regional Genealogical Conference that is being held at the Manchester Downtown Doubletree Hotel (formerly the Radisson).

Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

April 13, 2019 (Saturday), 10:15 - 5:00 PM, Glastonbury, CT

The Genealogy Workshop of the Welsh Society of Western New England ( meets monthly to learn how to research our 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.
Info & location: email moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW.


Genealogy Workshops at the Greenwich Historical Society

Tuesdays: April 16, April 23, April 30 and May 7, 1:30–3:30 pm

Genealogy is not just for you: It's for your ancestors and for future generations, and you could be the link that connects them. This four-week class will offer you options for organizing what you already know, as well as for researching and recording your family history. Beginning with a pedigree chart, we'll discuss Genealogy conventions, best practices and research strategies. We will also touch on how DNA testing can augment your research.

Participants can partake in all of the workshops or just one. While the sessions do build off of one another you do not need to attend the previous sessions to get something out of this course. No prior experience is needed and attendees with specific questions can bring them to the class for discussion.

Note that no food or drink is allowed in the Reading Room. Each session will include a short break. Participants can bring a laptop or wireless device to assist with research but it is not required. All other materials will be provided.

Greenwich resident Janeen Bjork has applied the detective, analytic and presentation skills she garnered in a career of over three decades in TV research to her second career as a Genealogy teacher and presenter. Her engaging and interactive presentation style uses audience participation with actual examples and case studies to prepare students to find the family members and stories that have eluded them.

Bush-Holley Historic Site, 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807, 203-869-6899

Adult Members: Single session $15, full course $50
Adult Nonmembers: Single session $20, full course $70

Reserve online or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10


NSC Genealogy Club meeting

Thu., April 18, 2019 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road, Norwalk, CT 06851

All are welcome, the event is free. Call NSC to reserve a place. (203) 847-3115


Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - noon at the Cos Cob Library Community room.

Mr Anthony Lauriano, esteemed genealogy speaker, known throughout the Tri-state area, will present a free genealogy program entitled "Writing the Family Story." This program will teach the audience how to write the family story for future generations. It will show how to use genealogy charts, timelines, family stories and records gathered.
The object of the program is to utilize a narrative writing style rather than burden the reader with charts and dates.
Refreshments will be served.There will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807
The event is free and all are welcome.


Annual meeting and World War I Show & Tell, Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1 - 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Fairfield Museum & History Center

Following a brief annual business meeting, there will be a program honoring the 100 year anniversary of WWI. A series of speakers will be given 5-10 minutes to present their WWI research, WWI objects, or to share a WWI story that would be of interest to Genealogists. If you're interested, please email Janeen Bjork, moc.tsiLsneenaJ|ofni#moc.tsiLsneenaJ|ofni.
The event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Some of our Show & Tell presentations:

The emotional life of the war, as seen through the sheet music that was popular in this country in that era.
The 1917 Enfield, the standard-issue rifle that was manufactured in Bridgeport. The governor of Connecticut was quoted in 1917 as saying that 55% of American munitions were produced in the Nutmeg state.
Wartime correspondence between a husband and wife has been published and made available in their local historical society.
African American service in the war.
The descendants of two brothers who were separated by the war, are reunited by DNA testing in 2019.

Fairfield Museum & History Center
370 Beach Rd
Fairfield, CT


Join us May 18 for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists' 51st Annual Meeting featuring Damien Cregeau presenting "Spies and Traitors of Connecticut During the Revolution".

10:30 a.m. - Registration
11:00 a.m. - Business Meeting and election of 2019-2010 Officers & Board of Governors
12:00 noon - Luncheon
1:15 p.m. - Program featuring Damien Crageau

Place: Sans Souci Restaurant, 2003 North Broad St., Berlin Turnpike, Meriden, CT
Cost: $29.00
Meal Choices: Grilled Salmon, Chicken Francaise, Denver Steak, or Pasta Primavera (vegeterian)
Please register by Friday, May 10. Make checks payable to CSG, Inc. and mail to PO Box 435, Glastonbury, CT 06033 or call the CSG Office at 860-569-0002 with your MasterCard, Visa, or Discover handy.


Wills and Probate, Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Friends of the Cos Cob Library.

Noted Genealogist Edwin W. Strickland II will present case studies that demonstrate the kinds of the information that can be found in Wills and Probate records that can be used to answer Genealogy questions.

All Friends and all CAS programs are free and open to the public. Genealogists of all levels are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information FCT Ancestry Society:

Cos Cob Library
5 Sinawoy Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807


Presents a very special trip to Poland
A Kurpie Adventure in Poland
The Road Home trip starts in Warsaw on June 15, 2019 and ends in Warsaw on June 24, 2019.
The trip cost is $2,400 per person, double occupancy. There will be an additional $350 fee for single occupancy. The cost includes all transportation in Poland, three meals daily (except for lunch at the Kurpie Wedding), hotels, professional tour guide, private tour bus, three spa treatments, admission to scheduled attractions and specialized folk art classes specifically for our group. The classes include paper cut outs, paper flowers, cooking and folk dancing.
The trip is limited to 15 people.
You must sign up for the trip by March 1, 2019 and submit a $200 nonrefundable deposit. You must pay for your trip in full (nonrefundable) by April 1, 2018.
You must have a valid passport for this trip.
If you are traveling alone, would you want a roommate and save the single supplement charge? Let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

For a full description of the trip check out our Facebook page or website.


June 15: Warsaw: National Museum– one of the oldest art museums in Poland
June 16: Kadzidlo: Kurpie Wedding-an annual folk festival where all are invited to a traditional Kurpie wedding. There is also a craft show there.
June 17: Mikolajki Resort: Spa treatment, Krutynia River Ride –a slow boat ride to
experience nature in the Mazuria area.
June 18: Mikolajki Resort: Spa treatment, Santa Claus Consulate-at the Doroszko Christmas ornament company. We will decorate our own ornaments!
June 19: Mikolajki Resort: Spa treatment, wagon ride in forest, dinner on the river
June 20: Kadzidlo: Kurpie folk art/cooking/dancing classes
June 21: Kadzidlo: Kurpie folk art/cooking/dancing classes
June 22: Kadzidlo: Kurpie folk art classes, stork village
June 23: Warsaw: Fotoplastykon, shopping in Od Town
June 24: Warsaw: Fly home

Check us out on Facebook: The Road Home-Polish American Foundation.
To sign up or more questions email: moc.oohay|627anerod#moc.oohay|627anerod.

27 Grove Hill Street New Britain, CT


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

Saturday, October 12, 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:

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