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"You Should Write a Book!"

Monday, January 27 from 1:10 to 2:50pm.

Whether or not you think you're ready to write your non-fiction book, first-time author Janeen Bjork has ideas for organizing and sharing your family history with others. She will discuss what she learned in the year between the time she was asked, "Do you have any ideas for Christmas presents?," and publication of an heirloom-quality book.

LLI Winter single-session class, free to Lifetime Learners members. Benefits for a $50 annual LLI membership fee include a month of free winter sampler classes, the use of the NCC Library, the NCC Health Center, the NCC Computer Center, and weekly LLI Lunch & Learn lectures.
Norwalk Community College, 188 Richard Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851, Room W103.
No need to reserve a place.


Genealogy Club: "Channeling Your Inner Columbo" with Dorena Wasik

Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:30 - 11:00 am

Sponsored by the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT, (860) 346-4375

“Channeling Your Inner Columbo: Going Beyond Vital Records to Expand Your Family Tree”

What does Columbo have to do with genealogy? On the series, he always found a small detail – overlooked by everyone else – that solved the case. In this presentation, we will learn to look for those small details to find unknown family and bring our family trees to life. There are many useful documents to be found beyond birth, marriage, or death certificates (BMD). They include ship arrival records, naturalization papers, and obituaries, among many other items. Just because you think you know all the information you need, take another look to find some valuable clues.

Dorena Wasik has been doing Polish genealogy research for over 10 years. She has spoken at several genealogy conferences in Poland, helping Polish genealogists to find their American family. She is member of the Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, heading the program “Welcome Home” that reconnects Americans with their Polish roots.

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


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"Genealogy Story Slam"

Saturday February 8, 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 winter 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.


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

February 15, 2020 (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


Godfrey Memorial Libary's BU Group

February 12, March 18, April 15, 2020

Sponsored by the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT, (860) 346-4375

Come join our monthly discussion group on various topics of genealogical interest. Open to those who have earned a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Free.


Four Genealogy Workshops

March 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830 United States
$99

Four Tuesdays, March 10th-March 31st @ 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

A multi-level Genealogy class, taught in a computer classroom.

For more information: Search GreenwichACE or Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education, see page 11 of online catalog


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"You Should Write a Book!”

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Danbury book designer, artist and poet Shelley Lowell and Greenwich Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork completed a year-long collaboration in September 2019. Their work combined Genealogy research with the client's family photos, letters and memoirs, to create an heirloom quality publication for present and future generations. If you have ever thought about publishing your family history, or of writing a non-fiction book, you'll want to hear about the best practices for organizing, writing and publishing your work.

The program is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Danbury Public Library. It is free and all are welcome. Reservations with the library are recommended.

Danbury Public Library, 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT


Introduction to Using DNA for Genealogy

Four Mondays April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Non-credit course at Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854
Class fee: $89.

https://norwalk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Continuing-Education-Catalog-Spring-2020.pdf See page 33 of the online catalog


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"Reclaim the Records and You"

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Connecticut Ancestry Society is pleased to present Reclaim the Records Board member Alec Ferretti.

Alec will discuss the accomplishments of Reclaim the Records, a nonprofit that seeks to restore public access to genealogical documents. RTR has succeeded in obtaining and publishing, for free, decades of vital records indexes from New York City, New York State, and New Jersey and is currently working on projects across the country. He will explain the many ways to access these newly available collections. He will also provide the latest updates about RTR's ongoing endeavors. Finally, he'll tell you how you can get involved with the organization.

Alec Ferretti is a member of the Board of Directors of Reclaim the Records. He is a graduate of Vassar College and is currently in New York University’s Dual Degree Masters Program with LIU, in which he is earning two Masters Degrees, one in Archives & Public History, and one in Library Science. He has been doing genealogy research for nearly a decade, and has traveled throughout The United States, Italy, and Poland to trace his roots. Alec is the president of the New York Genealogy and Technology Group, a volunteer organization that organizes lectures and educational programming to foster the link between technology and genealogical research. He works as a family history researcher for The Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center. Alec was a winner of the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG) 2018 Young Professional Scholarship.

The meeting is free and all are welcome. Membership in the society is not necessary, but is greatly appreciated.

If needed, the snow date will be the following Saturday, April 25th.

Trumbull Historical Society
1856 Huntington Turnpike
Trumbull, CT 06611


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

April 18, 2020 (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



+++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



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