Programs and Group Classes: Current Program Schedule

  • James Blackstone Memorial Library (Branford, CT): April 22, 2021, 6:00-7:00. House History Part I: Accessing Connecticut Land Records.Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Now’s your chance to learn more! This two part series, presented by Bryna O’Sullivan of Charter Oak Genealogy, helps attendees trace the history of a historic home. The first session will guide participants through building a timeline of the home’s ownership. The second will help them discover the home’s story through maps, photos, local histories, and more. Register here.
  • April 26, 2021, 6:30-7:30. House History Part II: Who’s Lived in Your House?
  • New Haven Free Public Library (New Haven, CT): April 27, 2021, 12:00-1:00. Trace an African American Patriot from Connecticut. The stories of many of Connecticut’s African American Revolutionary War veterans still wait to be told. This program will introduce the resources needed to piece together their history. We will begin with an overview of sources that can used to identify the family’s structure and major life events, such as births, deaths, and marriages. While so doing, we will identify and learn to work around some of the challenges the clerk’s racial attitudes can create in this research.  Second, we will tackle manumission records as a way to learn more about the soldier’s legal status. Finally and most importantly, we will delve into service records and piece together the soldier’s contribution to the Revolutionary cause.
  • James Blackstone Memorial Library (Branford, CT): April 29, 2021, 6:00-7:00. House History Part II: Who’s Lived in Your House?Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Now’s your chance to learn more! This two part series, presented by Bryna O’Sullivan of Charter Oak Genealogy, helps attendees trace the history of a historic home. The first session will guide participants through building a timeline of the home’s ownership. The second will help them discover the home’s story through maps, photos, local histories, and more. Register here.
  • Wells-Turner Memorial Library (Glastonbury, CT): June 3, 2021, 6:00-7:00. Genealogy Basics: the U.S. Census
  • Wisconsin State Genealogical Society: June 15, 2021, 7:00 (Central)Midwestern Luxembourger families are often mistaken for German. Yet the two groups have different cultures, different history, and different record keeping practice. This presentation will introduce attendees to Luxembourger research. It will begin with techniques for identifying families as Luxembourger and locating their place of origin, before moving to an overview of major sources in Luxembourg, including the census, church records, and civil registration. Register here
  • Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Cultural Conference: August 13, 2021. Prerecorded.
  • MILE (Middletown, CT): November 2, 2021, 1:30-3:00. Genealogy Basics: FamilySearch. Want to dive into genealogy research but on a limited budget? The website FamilySearch is the perfect place to get started. Join us for an introduction to this free site, which includes access to records, how to guides, classes, and more.