Programs and Group Classes: Current Program Schedule

  • Waterford Public Library: September 28, 2023, 6:00 pm. In the Vault. Connecticut’s town clerks hold more than just vital records and deeds. This program discusses some of the more unusual sources found “in the vault” – and how they can help build your family tree. Register here.
  • Southbury Public Library: October 12, 2023, 2:00 pm. Genealogy Basics: The Research Process. Designed for beginning to intermediate genealogists, join as we explore the formal genealogy research process. This program will cover identifying a research question; formulating a research plan; and evaluating what’s discovered. Perfect for genealogists starting to feel a little overwhelmed by their initial search. Register here.
  • Waterford Public Library: October 19, 2023, 6:00 pm. Maiden Names and Dower Right: Documenting your Female Ancestors.
  • Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club: November 11, 2023. DNA for More than Ethnicity: The Paternity of John Hingtgen Who was the biological father of John Hin gtgen? At his 1817 birth, Hingtgen was registered as Johan Simong, the illegitimate son of Susanna Simong. Many Hingtgen genealogists have described his paternity as impossible to verify, but that is far from the truth. Hingtgen’s later documents reveal two good candidates for his father: Pierre “Peter” Hingtgen and Jean Hansen. Using examples from Luxembourg, this program will introduce sources beyond birth records that may identify parents and explain how DNA can be used to resolve genealogical research problems. To learn more.
  • Southbury Public Library: November 16, 2023, 2:00 pm. Genealogy Basics: Where do I look next?
  • New York State Family History Conference: November 2023. On Demand. To register.
    • Died in New York City and Buried in Connecticut? New York City families with Connecticut roots
      sometimes sent the remains of their deceased relatives back to Connecticut for burial. The
      records created in that process can provide insight into our ancestors and their family history.
      This presentation will introduce three sources documenting Connecticut burials, opening
      with the Hale Collection (a Works Progress Administration cemetery transcription project)
      before moving on to sexton’s or burial books, and then burial transit permits. The discussion
      will touch on the laws behind each source, their strengths and limitations, and how to access
      each of them.
    • Trace Your Revolutionary Roots. With the anniversary of the American Revolution fast approaching, it’s time to delve into our revolutionary roots. This introductory program will identify common profiles of service that can help us learn what our ancestors did during the war and discuss how to document that service, including the common migrations patterns that may have brought an ancestor from New England into New York State after the war.
  • Southbury Public Library: Dec 15, 2023, 2:00 pm. Cross the Pond.
  • The Genealogical Society of New Jersey: December 20, 2023. 10 Common Lineage Society Application Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them. Whether your grandmother was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution or you’re looking to document a new line to the Mayflower, some common issues can down the application process. This presentation will introduce the most common mistakes made by applicants and explain how to effectively avoid them. Register here.
  • Windsor Public Library: January 8. 2024. Trace Your Connecticut Revolutionary Roots.

More coming soon!