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The mission of Connecticut Ancestry Society is to promote genealogical scholarship, preserve source material, and exchange family histories.
Connecticut Ancestry Society members are responsible, ethical genealogists and family historians who share a special interest in southwestern Connecticut and its neighborhood, either by living there, or by having ancestry there, or both; who pursue genealogical scholarship through networking, educational programs, and publication of reference materials and research results; and who extend full cooperation to other genealogical organizations, record repositories, and public record custodians.
Check out our calendar of events link (just above the PayPal button at the left). Dates, times and details of our September, October and November meetings can be found there.
Report on August Meeting
Our August meeting was a Genealogy Roundtable. Nearly two dozen members hobnobbed and shared their stories of guts and glory in their genealogy research. Join us next time.
Report on July Meeting
Our July meeting was a lecture about how to use autosomal DNA. Most of the attendees had already been tested and were curious about how to determine relationships among their matches. The topic was so popular that it will be repeated as a workshop in March at the Danbury Public Library. This will be a 2-hour hands-on event. Please bring your laptop or tablet so you can work on your own results. More information will be available as the date gets closer.
Connecticut Legislative Alert
The legislation (SB414) was not written up as a bill and did not get out of the legislative committee. Thanks to everyone who wrote or called their legislators. There was a big reaction against this proposed bill and the legislature heard it loud and clear.
Efforts are now being made to have better communication with town clerks, the Department of Public Health and legislators so that this sort of bill does not sneak up on us again.
The August journal is in progress. Electronic copies of past journals are posted in the Members Area of the website.
Free Download of Every-Name Indexes to Our Journal
Two additional volume year every name indexes added for free download this evening. Check out the indexes on our Publications - Indexes page.
Also, the Table of Contents for each of our journals is available for review on our Publications - Past Journals page.
Check out our News page for additional stories about what has been happening with Connecticut Ancestry Society.