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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Genealogy Club - Saturday 12/3/2016

Topic:
Searching for Ancestors "Off the Grid"
When and Where:
9:30 a.m. at the Godfrey Library

Having trouble finding an ancestor who disappeared?

Many of our research requests come from people seeking information about a family member who left the family and whose whereabouts were unknown, or someone whom the family never talked about.  Why did this person leave and where did they end up?

Godfrey Director Beth Mariotti and Godfrey board member Cathi Maxim will give examples of research that turned up missing ancestors.  They will share strategies for locating and tracking these ancestors, and will provide sources that can be used for this type of research.

Genealogy Club is free to Godfrey Premium members or $10 a session for all others.  The club meets on the first Saturday of each month (except July and August).

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

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday 2016 - Closure


The library will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2106 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, November 29.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Computer Skills for Genealogists - 11/23/16


Topic:  Computer Skills for Genealogists
When and Where:
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 


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!

Session is free and open only to Godfrey Premium members. No pre-registration necessary. For membership information, call the library at (860) 346-2523.

Immigrant Ancestors - 11/18/16


Topic:  Immigrant Ancestors - Special Interest Group
When and Where:
Friday, November 18, 2016
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

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!

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

Friday, November 4, 2016

Lineage Researchers - Nov 11 & Dec 9, 2016


In November and December, 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, November 11
  • Friday, December 9

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.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Genealogy Club - 11/5/2016



Topic:
Give Your Family the Gift of their Ancestry
When and Where:
9:30 a.m. at the Godfrey Library

Get tips and suggestions for holiday gift giving:  quilts, books, framed family trees, ornaments, and more.  Bring your own examples to share with others.

Genealogy Club is free to Godfrey Premium members or $10 a session for all others.  The club meets on the first Saturday of each month (except July and August).

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