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.