Programs and Group Classes: Current Program Schedule

  • Southern California Genealogical Society. Jamboree Recorded Library, August 27-October 31, 2022. The American Revolution Beyond the US: French Canadian Patriots. To learn more, visit
  • New Britain Public Library (New Britain, CT): September 14 and 28, 2022. Who’s Lived in Your House? Register here.
  • Minnesota Genealogical Society North Star Genealogy Conference: October 6-8, 2022. Can I use DNA to join? Your DNA test results seem to be full of hints about your Mayflower line or you’ve spotted a Revolutionary War soldier in Ancestry’s Thrulines – and you’re wondering if you can use the test to join a lineage society. The answer is: maybe. Register here.
  • Southbury Public Library (Southbury, CT): October 11, 2022, 2:00. Documenting Birth, Marriage, and Death. Delving into your family history? Pinpointing when someone was born, married, or died can help you learn more about their story. This program will introduce the sources and records that can help you learn more about your ancestors, including vital records, church records, gravestones, and more. Register here.
  • Genealogy Club of Newtown (CT): October, 12, 2022, 7:00. Trace Your Connecticut Revolutionary Roots.
  • Waterford Public Library (Waterford, CT): October 20, 2022, 6:00. Cross the Pond. Records and family history tell you an ancestor was born in Europe. But you need more than a country to “cross the pond.” This program will introduce the sources most likely to provide a specific town or county of birth for an ancestor who arrived in the US in the late 19th and early 20th century.  Register here.
  • New Haven Free Public Library (New Haven, CT): October 22, 2022, 10:00. Who’s Lived in Your House. Whether you want to learn how to document a historic property for preservation, to learn a bit more about your home’s prior residents, or to get a glimpse of an ancestor’s home, there are resources available to help.  This program will teach you how to navigate land records to build a timeline of the home’s ownership and how to use maps, photos, local histories, and more to help tell your home’s story. While this program will focus on resources to document New Haven area homes, many of the featured collections can be used to document homes elsewhere in the state. This is a Zoom program and requires registration. You’ll be sent a link a week before the event. Register here.
  • Connecticut Ancestry Society: November 19, 2022, 10:30. Getting Started with Connecticut Genealogy. Using a Connecticut ancestor as a sample case study, this program introduces the most commonly used sources for Connecticut research: vital records, church records, gravestones, land records, and probate files. It will delve deeply into the process of locating and using these sources, including the best ways to access them online, what sources may or may not be digitized, and why they may or may not work for the ancestor in question. Attendees will leave with a strong understanding of the foundations of Connecticut research.