Friday, January 13, 2017

Rhode Island Genealogical Society - 1/28/2017


Topic:  Resources of the Godfrey Memorial Library
When:  Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
Where:  SS. John & Paul Parish Center
341 South Main Street, Coventry, RI

Beth Mariotti, Executive Director of the Godfrey Memorial Library (Middletown, CT) will give a presentation at the RIGS Members Meeting.  She will be the first speaker of the day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Beth will give an update on the extensive resources that the Godfrey has to offer both at the library and online. The Godfrey’s collection includes biographies, genealogies, state and local histories, city directories, cemetery and funeral records, church records, military histories, newspapers, and family bibles.  The Library also operates a Family History Center.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Immigrant Ancestors - 1/20/2017


Topic:  Immigrant Ancestors - Study Group
When and Where:
Friday, January 20, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Join us for an informal session focused on research 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!

Future sessions will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month in February, March, and April from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The sessions are free and open only to Godfrey Premium members.  No pre-registration necessary. For membership information, call 860-346-2534.

Newer Genealogists - 1/17/2017


Topic:  Newer Genealogists - Study Group
When and Where:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

The library will hold an informal session 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.

Discover resources at the library, other archives, and online databases.  Get help doing research as you learn.  Bring your laptop!

Future sessions will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of February, March, and April from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The sessions are free and open only to Godfrey Premium members.  No pre-registration necessary. For membership information, call 860-346-2534.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Lineage Researchers - 1/13/2017

This Month:  Special focus on the Revolutionary War

Join us at the library for ongoing informal sessions focused on researching and submitting documentation for admission into lineage societies. Coordinators for these sessions 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.

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.