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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


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 fee, in addition to annual LLI membership, which allows member to use the NCC Computer Lab, Library and Wellness Center.

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

The Fall catalog and registration will be available in late August.


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.


“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


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 where he keeps a public copy of his family tree.


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:

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


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.


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 or visit our website: PGSCTNE Conference Website


“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:

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