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DAR’s Genealogical Research System with Bryna O’Sullivan at the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join Bryna O'Sullivan of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Wadsworth Chapter, to explore the Daughters of the American Revolution's Genealogical Research System (GRS).

Learn how this series of databases created by DAR can help you to get valuable hints about your family's past, learn more about an ancestor's Revolutionary War service, access original documents, and compile a DAR application. Please bring a device to follow along.

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


“Wills and Probate for Genealogy,” presented by Edwin W. Strickland II

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Cos Cob Library

Mr. Strickland, who has been doing genealogy both as an amateur and professionally for 40 years, will discuss the records that you find for probate, both the Docket Books, and the files. He will also review the probate process and the records that may be generated, including accounts, wills, and the appointment of administrators. He will also cover some of the matters that may be handled by the probate court, including: Guardianship; Mental Competency; Adoptions and Minors’ Trusts; Separation and Divorce, and Insolvent Estates.

All Friends and all CAS programs are free and open to the public. Genealogists of all levels are welcome. There will be time for light refreshments and networking prior to the event. No reservations are necessary.

Cos Cob Library, 5 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807

For more information about the Connecticut Ancestry Society:


Four Tuesdays: June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6-8 pm, Norwalk Communty College, Room W137
Class fee $89

This class is for those who are ready to take up the #2 hobby in the U.S. (second only to gardening) and to explore and record their family history. The class meets in a computer-equipped classroom. Students must be computer and internet literate.

Instructor 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 irnteractive 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.

See page 20 of the online catalog.

Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

June 8, 2019 Workshop CANCELLED; workshops will resume in SEPTEMBER

Beginning again in September, 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.

$5. Non-members - first Workshop complimentary, further workshops $10 per session.

RSVP for Info & location to moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW



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


Scanning Workshop led by Chris Ruthman.

Norwalk Senior Center Genealogy Club, Thursday, September 15th, 1-3 p.m., social time 1 - 1:30 p.m.

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 industr,m 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


“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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