Friday, September 16, 2016

Genealogy Club - 10/1/2016

Fremont Rider
Topic:
Writing and Publishing Your Family History
When and Where:
9:30 a.m. at the Godfrey Library

Godfrey member Cindy MacNeil Sola will discuss how she formatted and published her beautifully designed 259-page family history, complete with genealogy, family stories, recipes, and thousands of digital documents and photos. Get tips and suggestions for your family history project.

Genealogy Club is free to Godfrey Premium members or $10 a session for all others.

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Computer Skills for Genealogists - 9/28/2016

Laptop on Table

Topic:  Computer Skills for Genealogists
When and Where:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 


Session is free and open only to Godfrey Premium members. No pre-registration necessary.

Many of our patrons do not feel confident about using computers. Join us at the library for this informal session. Get tips for conducting online research, saving and editing documents, citing material found online, using family tree software, and more.


Bring your laptop!

Immigrant Ancestors - 9/16/2016

Ellis Island

Topic:  Immigrant Ancestors - Special Interest Group 
When and Where:
Friday, September 16, 2016
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
 
Session is free and open only to Godfrey Premium members. No pre-registration necessary.

Join us at the Godfrey Library 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!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Godfrey Training Series - Southington 9/19/2016

Southington Public Library

Topic:
Where Did I Come From? Researching Immigrant Ancestors
When and Where:
Monday, September 19, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Southington Public Library - 255 Main Street
Southington, CT

Godfrey Director Beth Mariotti will guide participants in a search for their homeland, including a demonstration of how to locate:
  • ship manifests
  • naturalization records
  • vital records in their country of origin
The presentation will include examples from many countries; providing tips on hiring foreign researchers; and using Family History Centers to find original foreign vital and church records.

New researchers will learn how to get started, what information is available, how to find it, and how to use it. More seasoned researchers will benefit from tips on search methods and helpful websites and databases.

Registration is required. Please call the Southington Public Library at (860) 628-0947 to register.

Godfrey Open House - 9/17/2016

134 Newfield Street, Middletown

Have you visited the Godfrey Library yet?  Stop by on Saturday, September 17th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for our Open House.  Admission is free.

Tour the library and discover resources that can help you find your ancestors.

The Godfrey has a vast collection of books and materials from every state and many countries.  We also have a library subscription for Ancestry.com.

For more information, call 860-346-4375.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Genealogy Training Series - Norwich 9/12/16

Otis Library in Norwich
Topic:
Tips for Successful Online Research

When and Where:
September 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Otis Library - 261 Main Street
Norwich, CT

Godfrey Director Beth Mariotti will speak on the multitude of resources available online and how to use them.  Get tips for:
  • Discovering which documents are available online
  • Using databases
  • Successful Google searches
  • Free sources such as ResearchIT and FamilySearch.org
  • Managing online documents

Registration is required. Please call the Otis Library at (860) 889-2365 to register.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Lineage Researchers - Special Interest Group

Tree with Branches and Roots

These sessions are free and open only to Godfrey Premium members. No pre-registration necessary.

In September and October, the library will hold informal sessions focused on researching and submitting documentation for admission into lineage societies. Coordinators for these session 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:
  • Friday, September 9
  • Friday, October 14

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.