October is Family History Month so it's not surprising that some of the most anticipated events of the year for genealogists will take place this month! Among those is the Annual Family History Seminar organized by the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. There are three very interesting presentations scheduled and it looks like it's going to be a great event! The seminar takes place at Best Western Plus, 201 Washington St., New Haven CT from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Registration ends on October 10, so if you have not already signed up be sure to do so soon.
The Godfrey will have a small table set up at the Seminar. There you can subscribe to the Godfrey Scholar, buy books, and speak with knowledgeable staff about what the Godfrey has to offer. If you are curious about the Godfrey or just want to stop and say hello, please swing by our table! We look forward to meeting everyone!
The CSG conference will be a great time to purchase books from the Godfrey's book sale, but if you cannot wait or want something that we are unable to bring, you can always purchase them online or over the phone. With 320 books divided into eight different categories we will almost certainly have something for everyone. Take a look at our current inventory lists below.
Genealogies: We have genealogies and biographies from A-Z including many out of print and hard to find items.
Resource Books: Sometimes everyone needs a little help with their research and these books are just the thing! From general research tips to more specific guides to using various resources, you can find it here.
Connecticut: Connecticut genealogy and history is our specialty, so we have just about everything you can think of available for sale: town histories, vital records, and more!
New England: Due to our location we also come into possession of quite a few books regarding other parts of New England. If you're looking for general histories, vital records, or books on more specialized topics we may very well have it for sale.
Other States: Of course we cannot ignore the rest of the United States! Here is where to look if you are interested in town or state histories from places outside of New England.
US History: The United States has an incredible history and you can read all about it, or at least parts of it, in books offered for sale here.
Immigration: If you have ancestors who immigrated to the United States or are interested in foreign genealogical research be sure to take a look here and see if any of these books can help!
Military: We have general books on the military as well as histories regarding the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War I.
Links to ebay are provided in the inventory lists if you wish to buy online. For books unavailable online please call the library instead at (860) 346-4375.