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Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00pm - 3:30pm - National Archive Resources at NYC

The Middlesex Genealogical Society and the Darien Library will present a free genealogy program:”National Archive Resources at NYC”. with Sara Davis, on Saturday, January 27, from 2:00 - 3:30pm, at the Darien Library, 1440 Post Road, Darien, CT. Please join us at 1:00pm for our social hour and chat with your fellow genealogists or discuss problems in an informal round table discussion, where you are invited to seek help or to share your experiences with others. For additional details, see: http://mgs.darien.org/meetings.htm.


Getting into Your Hand-Me-Down Genes, a sampler class sponsored by the Lifetime Learners Institute at NCC

Monday, January 29, 2018, 1:10 - 2:50 p.m., Norwalk Community College, Room 105, 188 Richard Avenue, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

This is a class for those who are interested in learning more about DNA testing for Genealogy and for information on their Ethnic origins. The approach is heavy on experience and light on science. Facilitator Janeen Bjork has permission from about a dozen relatives who have tested with various companies for a variety of reasons to show their results. The course will cover student questions like:
What DNA tests are available? Which is the best test for me?
Which relatives do I test first?
How much do the tests cost?
How do I get the most bang for my Genealogy buck?
What are the pros and cons of the companies and their tests?
Should I test if I am not prepared for any outcome?
What about privacy?

The class is free to current Lifetime Learners members. Membership is $50/year and includes Lifetime Learners Lunch & Learn programs, access to the NCC Wellness Center, the NCC library, and the NCC computer room.

For more information on this and other LLI courses: http://lifetimelearners.org/schedule-winter-2018/


Rugby Game and Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Group

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9:15 - 5:00 PM, Glastonbury, CT

The Genealogy Group of the Welsh Society of Western New England (http://welshwne.org) meets monthly to learn how to research Welsh roots.

Rugby: Wales v Scotland, Saturday 9.15 am EST (Watch live on TV with us before the Genealogy Workshop begins at 10:45 AM! RSVP required). Bagels and coffee served, bring $5 towards streaming costs.

Come for the day or part thereof. Bring your family tree and a lunch dish to share.  Members $5 donation. Guests $10. RSVP to moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW, location provided at that time.


Genealogy Classes sponsored by Hamden/North Haven Adult Education

JANUARY 29, 2018 Genealogy: An Overview
6:30-8:30pm
This session is intended for those who are just beginning (or have yet to start) their genealogical journey. Participants will gain an understanding of where to start, basic steps, and online sources. Participants will also gain an understanding of the process used when conducting genealogical research. NOTE: This session is NOT intended for those looking for information on specific ancestors.

FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Genealogy: First Steps, Start with Yourself
6:30-8:30pm
This session is intended for those who have some understanding of genealogy. Participants should come prepared with information about themselves and their parents/siblings, if possible. Participants will learn to complete pedigree charts and family group sheets, how to transfer this information to an online tree or standalone software program. Participants will learn about using census and vital records (BMD- Birth, Marriage, Death) to further their research.

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 Genealogy: Do it Right! Part One
6:30-8:30pm
This session is intended for those who have some experience with genealogy, especially those who may be overwhelmed by the amount of data they have gathered. Participants will be introduced to a series of strategies developed by the renowned genealogist, Thomas MacEntee, for his Genealogy Do-Over. Topics include: The Golden Rules of Genealogy, Best Practices, Tracking and Conducting Research, Citing Sources, and Evaluating Evidence.

MARCH 26, 2018 Genealogy: Do it Right! Part Two
6:30-8:30pm
This session is intended for those who have some experience with genealogy, especially those who may be overwhelmed by the amount of data they have gathered. Participants will be introduced to a series of strategies developed by the renowned genealogist, Thomas MacEntee, for his Genealogy Do-Over. Topics include: Creating a Research Toolbox, Networking with Others and Ongoing Education Opportunities.

All sessions are held at Hamden High School 2040 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden CT 06514
Fee $25 for each session.

For more Information and how to register: see catalog at: https://www.hamdenadulted.com/CourseCatalog/categoryView.asp?ID=865 or call 203-407-2028.


DNA Roundtable

Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Stamford History Center, 1508 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903

Join Certified Genealogist and former biology teacher, Nora Galvin, as she leads a roundtable discussion about DNA Testing for Genealogy Research. Bring your questions and your relatives who are reluctant to test! The program is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Stamford Historical Society. It's free and all are welcome.

Note: The Connecticut Ancestry Society does not meet in December or January.

https://www.connecticutancestry.org/


"Hiding Behind Their Skirts: Finding Women in Records," a Webinar with Elissa Scalise Powell

Saturday, February 17, 1:30 pm
Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library, 135 Maple St., East Hartford, CT 06118
FREE and open to the public. To pre-register contact the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Office at 860-569-0002 or at gro.cnigsc|cnigsc#gro.cnigsc|cnigsc


Climbing Your Family Tree, sponsored by Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education

Presented as three two-part units
CYFT 1: February 22 and March 1, 2018, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CYFT 2: March 15 and 22, 2018, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CYFT 3: March 29 and April 5, 2018, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
Fee $49 for each unit. Open to Genealogists of all ages and all levels. This is the third year of the class and although it was designed for absolute beginners, intermediate and even advanced Genealogy students have benefited from taking it.

More Information see page 11 of the flip catalog: https://view.flipdocs.com/html5/?id=10022693_729272&P=0#10 Registration information: https://www.greenwichace.com/


Autosomal DNA Workshop, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (snow date March 10, 2018)

Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Ancestry Society and the Danbury Public Library

Certified Genealogist and former biology teacher, Nora Galvin, will present a new program on Autosomal DNA. You can hear her talk about DNA and Genealogy in this "Where we Live" interview with Lucy Nalpathchil that was originally aired on August 10th, 2017 on WNPR Radio: http://wnpr.org/post/who-do-you-think-you-are-ancestry-21st-century

Danbury Public Library
170 Main Street
Danbury, CT

The program is free and all are welcome.

http://www.connecticutancestry.org.


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Group

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:15 - 5:00 PM, Glastonbury, CT

The Genealogy Group of the Welsh Society of Western New England (http://welshwne.org) 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 will include a 12 noon - 1PM presentation on a genealogy topic. Members $5 donation. Guests $10.
RSVP to moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW, location provided at that time.


"Using FamiySearch.org"

Saturday, March 17, 1:30 pm
Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield St., Middletown, CT 06457
FREE and open to the public. To pre-register contact the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Office at 860-569-0002 or at gro.cnigsc|cnigsc#gro.cnigsc|cnigsc


ONLINE NEWSPAPER RESOURCES FOR HISTORIANS, NOSTALGIA LOVERS, & GENEALOGISTS, begins March 19, 2018

Sponsored by Norwalk Community College Extended Studies & Continuing Workforce

Newspapers are filled with fascinating details about people, places, and events of interest to people who love history, nostalgia, and genealogy.

The key to searching online newspaper databases successfully is an understanding of OCR (optical character recognition, the technology that allows newspapers to be indexed and searched) and its limitations. This class will cover the methodologies and best practices for locating specific information within the hundreds of millions of newspaper pages that have been digitized and are available online. Through lectures, handouts, and hands-on, step-by-step demonstrations, students will learn the most effective strategies and tips for successful searches. There will be lab time to address each student’s individual questions and challenges.

8 Sessions, Norwalk Community College, Room W251
Mondays 6:30PM-8:30PM: Begins 3/19/18, Ends 5/14/18, No Class 4/16
Tuition: $149
Instructor: Janeen Bjork

See page 44 of the catalog https://norwalk.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Extended.Studies.Spring.2018.pdf?ver=1.1
Contact Norwalk Community College Extended Studies & Workforce Education department by phone: 203.857.7080 or by email: ude.klawron|seidutsdednetxe#ude.klawron|seidutsdednetxe


"Ancestors from Many Cultures"

Irish: Nora Galvin
French-Canadian: Dianne Lenti
French: Bryna O'Sullivan
Polish/Eastern European: Jonathan Shea
Saturday, April 18, 1:30-3:30 pm, place TBA
FREE and open to the public. To pre-register contact the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Office at 860-569-0002 or at gro.cnigsc|cnigsc#gro.cnigsc|cnigsc


Genealogy Publishing Made Simple: Sharing Your Stories [or Research] in as Few as Four Pages

Saturday May 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join the Connecticut Ancestry Society for our annual meeting and a presentation to help genealogists and non-genealogists understand what it takes to publish one's research or stories.

Join us for a presentation on the steps required and the options available for publishing your work. Painter, graphic artist, illustrator and book designer Shelley Lowell has experience with the creation of books that range from four pages (a story about how a gun saved a family) to 700+ pages (an annotated Bible).

Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824


Come celebrate the Connecticut Society of Genealogists' 50 years of service to the genealogical community!

Saturday, May 19, beginning at 11:00 am
The program features State Historian Walter Woodward accompanied by the Band of Steady Habits. They use exquisite images, a powerful story, and evocative and moving songs from the past and present one of America's first and most original states.
Place: Casa Mi Restaurant (formerly the Hawthorne Inn) at 2421 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037-4036
Cost: $38.00. Pre-registration required. To register contact the CSG Office at860-569-0002 or at gro.cnigsc|cnigsc#gro.cnigsc|cnigsc



This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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