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MORE THAN METES THE EYE, USING LAND RECORDS IN YOUR RESEARCH with Edwin W Strickland ll

The Middlesex Genealogical Society and the Darien Library will present this free genealogy program on Saturday, January 26, 2019 - at 2:00 - 3:30pm, at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien, CT.

This presentation will open with a discussion of land ownership from the right of the king through royal charters, grants and proprietor’s records to individual ownership. After reviewing the differences between metes and bounds and rectilinear survey systems, we will examine several case studies show how the land records can answer some of your genealogical questions.


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DNA for Genealogy Roundtable, Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - noon (snow date February 9)

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

Open discussion of interest to those who have tested with, or who are thinking of testing with ancestryDNA, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage, and Living DNA. Open source DNA site GEDmatch will be part of the discussion.

All CAS programs are free and open to the public. Genetic Genealogists of all levels are welcome. For more information about CT Ancestry Society: http://www.connecticutancestry.org.

Cos Cob Library
5 Sinawoy Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807


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+ Lifetime Learners’ Sampler class, "Tracking Your Family in Online Newspapers, One Character at a Time""

Monday, February 4, 2019, 1:10 - 2:50 pm

The class is free to LLI members. A $50 annual LLI membership entitles you to privileges that include the NCC Wellness Center, the NCC Library, and the NCC computer lab as well as weekly Lunch & Learn presentations.

Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork will give a preview of the 8-week newspaper class, "Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers," that she will teach at 3:10 p.m. on eight Mondays, beginning March 11th. The preview will begin with an overview of OCR (optical character recognition, the technology that allows newspaper pages to be digitized and indexed.

Registration and catalog links will be added when they become available.

Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

February 9, 2019 (Saturday), 10:15 - 5:00 PM, Glastonbury, CT

The Genealogy Workshop of the Welsh Society of Western New England (http://welshwne.org) 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.

NOTE: This workshop will break from 11:45am-1:15pm to watch live streaming broadcast of Wales v Italy 6 Nations Cup Rugby
$5 donation towards streaming fee

Members, $5. Non-members - first Workshop complimentary, further workshops $10 per session.
Info & location: email moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW.


The Connecticut Society of Genealogists presents a WEBINAR: "Using the 1870 Census to Locate African-American Families Prior to Reconstruction" with Dr. Shelley Murphy

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

The 1870 is the first census after emancipation. It is key for African American genealogical research to get to 1870. If researchers can make it there, there is a great chance they can locate their family before reconstruction — which might take them to the enslaved family ancestors.

Dr. Shelley Murphy has been an avid genealogist for nearly 30 years. She presents Genealogy 101 workshops and conducts team building and development training for Evolution Consulting Group. Recently Dr. Murphy designed and implemented Track 1 — Methods & Strategies at the first annual Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) in St. Louis, Missouri.

Place: Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library 175 Maple Street, East Hartford
Cost: Free and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Please pre-register by Wednesday, February 13 so that we may plan appropriately. If you wish to "attend" the Webinar but live out of state, a link may be available after February 8. In case of inclement weather, the link will be provided to all who pre-registered. Contact the CSG Office at gro.cnigsc|cnigsc#gro.cnigsc|cnigsc or 860-569-0002 to register or for more details.


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NSC Genealogy Club meeting, “Searching Online Newspaper Resources for Family and Neighborhood History”

Thu., Feb. 21, 2019 1:30 - 3:00 pm, networking at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Snow date Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

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


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Genealogy 401: Rob Locke Answers Your Tech Questions

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Robert Locke will present “Computers and Technology: Problems, Pitfalls, and Lots of Promise”. The interactive session will begin with several slides and demonstrations by Rob, and continue with audience participation. Attendees are encouraged to bring any technology and genealogy questions they would like to have answered.

Rob 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. He 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.

All CAS programs are free and open to the public. Genealogists of all levels are welcome. For more information about CT Ancestry Society: http://www.connecticutancestry.org.

Danbury Public Library, 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810


Using Social Media for #Genealogy - Speaker: Marian Burk Wood

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club hosts Marian's talk about social media for genealogy. Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest are fun, free, and good ways to gain family history knowledge, find useful and timely information, connect with researchers and possible relatives through posts and live chats. Decode the hashtags of #family history, #genealogy, #genchat, and more. Marian will explain how to lurk and learn or participate by asking questions and adding comments.

Marian Wood is the author of the best-selling genealogy book Planning a Future for Your Family's Past.

Meeting, free and open to all, takes place at Prospect Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, CT

More info: http://www.naugatuckvalleygenealogyclub.org/


Welsh Society of Western New England’s Genealogy Workshop

March 9, 2019 (Saturday), NOTE LATE START 11:00 AM (rather than usual 10:15 AM) - 5:00 PM, Glastonbury, CT

The Genealogy Workshop of the Welsh Society of Western New England (http://welshwne.org) 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.

Members, $5. Non-members - first Workshop complimentary, further workshops $10 per session.
Info & location: email moc.liamg|ENWhsleW#moc.liamg|ENWhsleW.

NOTE: The late start is because we will be watching live streaming of Wales v Scotland 6 Nations Cup Rugby from 9:15am-11:00pm. Feel free to join us for that as well. $5 donation towards streaming fee. MUST RSVP


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+ Lifetime Learners’ Classes Resume, Monday, March 11, 2019

3:10 - 4:50 pm Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers

The Lifetime Learners Institute at Norwalk Community College provides affordable educational opportunities for people who are 50 or better. The fee for the eight-week class is $30, in addition to a $50 annual LLI membership. LLI member privileges include the NCC Wellness Center, the NCC Library, and the NCC computer lab as well as weekly Lunch & Learn presentations.

Genealogy teacher Janeen Bjork will provide instruction each week in a computer-equipped classroom on different newspaper websites, search techniques, and best practices for sharing and organizing newspaper items. There will be lab time during each class so that students can receive individual attention about their specific questions.

Registration and catalog links will be added when they become available.

Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854


The Connecticut Society of Genealogists presents "A to Z of Indexing" with Judith Bowen

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

This program will point out the idiosyncrasies of indexes for deeds, births and marriages because of the variance from one town or county to another.

Place: Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford
Cost: Free and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Please pre-register by Wednesday, March 13 so that we may plan appropriately. Contact the CSG Office at gro.cnigsc|cnigsc#gro.cnigsc|cnigsc or 860-569-0002 to register or for more details.


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

More info: http://mgs.darien.org/meetings.htm


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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 New England Genealogical Regional Consortium conference at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.


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 (http://welshwne.org) 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.


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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


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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.

Fairfield Museum & History Center
370 Beach Rd
Fairfield, CT


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

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

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. Light refreshments will be served.

Cos Cob Library
5 Sinawoy Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807

All CAS programs are free and open to the public. Genealogists of all levels are welcome. For more information about CT Ancestry Society: http://www.connecticutancestry.org.


THE ROAD HOME

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.

DAILY ITINERARY

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.

POLISH AMERICAN FOUNDATION OF CONNECTICUT
27 Grove Hill Street New Britain, CT
http://WWW.Paf-CT.ORG


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“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: http://www.connecticutancestry.org.



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