Friday, January 13, 2017

Rhode Island Genealogical Society - 1/28/2017


Topic:  Resources of the Godfrey Memorial Library
When:  Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
Where:  SS. John & Paul Parish Center
341 South Main Street, Coventry, RI

Beth Mariotti, Executive Director of the Godfrey Memorial Library (Middletown, CT) will give a presentation at the RIGS Members Meeting.  She will be the first speaker of the day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Beth will give an update on the extensive resources that the Godfrey has to offer both at the library and online. The Godfrey’s collection includes biographies, genealogies, state and local histories, city directories, cemetery and funeral records, church records, military histories, newspapers, and family bibles.  The Library also operates a Family History Center.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Immigrant Ancestors - 1/20/2017


Topic:  Immigrant Ancestors - Study Group
When and Where:
Friday, January 20, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Join us for an informal session focused on research skills for genealogists seeking ancestors in their countries of origin. Coordinators for this session have experience with finding ship manifests, naturalization documents, and vital records from other countries.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get suggestions from Godfrey staff and group participants.  Discover resources at the library, other archives, and online databases. Bring your laptop!

Future sessions will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month in February, March, and April from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The sessions are free and open only to Godfrey Premium members.  No pre-registration necessary. For membership information, call 860-346-2534.

Newer Genealogists - 1/17/2017


Topic:  Newer Genealogists - Study Group
When and Where:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

The library will hold an informal session focused on building the research skills of newer genealogists. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get suggestions from Godfrey staff and group participants.

Discover resources at the library, other archives, and online databases.  Get help doing research as you learn.  Bring your laptop!

Future sessions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of February, March, and April from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The sessions are free and open only to Godfrey Premium members.  No pre-registration necessary. For membership information, call 860-346-2534.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Lineage Researchers - 1/13/2017

This Month:  Special focus on the Revolutionary War

Join us at the library for ongoing informal sessions focused on researching and submitting documentation for admission into lineage societies. Coordinators for these sessions have experience with lineage societies and seeking the early historical records necessary to provide adequate documentation.

Sessions will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the library.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get suggestions from Godfrey staff and group participants.  Discover resources at the library, other archives, and online databases. Get help doing research as you learn!

Bring your laptop to make the most out of this useful information.

These sessions are free and open only to Godfrey Premium members. No pre-registration necessary.  For membership information, call the library at 860-346-4375.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Genealogy Club - Saturday 1/7/17



Topic:
Tracing & Documenting Your Ancestry for the Mayflower Society
When and Where:
9:30 a.m. at the Godfrey Library

Established in 1896, The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Connecticut is a hereditary society dedicated to preserving and recording its Mayflower ancestors and promoting Mayflower Pilgrim history and ideals.
  • Are you interested in applying to join the society, but don't know where to start?
  • Do you have questions about what sources are acceptable when vital records can't be found?
  • Would you like to know how to access previous research to help you along your way?
Robert Perry Ulrich of Glastonbury is a member of The Society of Mayflower Descendants who can trace his lineage back to at least 5 of the Pilgrims who settled on Cape Cod. He will use his own research as an example of how you can successfully document your Mayflower lineage for application to the Society.

Genealogy Club is free to Godfrey Premium members or $10 a session for all others.  Call (860) 346-4375 for membership information.

Participants will have time after the club meeting to do research at the library. Bring your laptop!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Closures - 2016/17


The library will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2, 2017.  We will reopen with normal hours (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) on Tuesday, January 3.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Immigrant Ancestors - 12/16/2016


Topic:  Immigrant Ancestors - Special Interest Group
When and Where:
Friday, December 16, 2016
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Join us for an informal research session focused on skills for genealogists seeking ancestors in their countries of origin. Coordinators for this session have experience with finding ship manifests, naturalization documents, and vital records from other countries.

This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get suggestions from Godfrey staff and group participants.  Discover resources at the library, other archives, and online databases.

Bring your laptop!

Session is free and open only to Godfrey Premium members. No pre-registration necessary. For membership information, call the library at (860) 346-4375.