Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Genealogy Training Series - Norwich 9/7/2016

Otis Library in Norwich
Where Did I Come From? Researching Immigrant Ancestors

When and Where:
September 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Otis Library - 261 Main Street
Norwich, 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 Otis Library at (860) 889-2365 to register.

Newer Genealogists - Special Interest Group

In September and October, the library will hold informal sessions 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.

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

Sessions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the library.
  • Tuesday, September 6 & 20
  • Tuesday, October 4 & 18

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.

Godfrey News - Labor Day Closing 2016

The library will be CLOSED on Saturday, September 3rd through Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day weekend.  We will reopen with normal hours on Tuesday, September 6th.  Happy Holiday!