Promote genealogical scholarship Preserve source material Exchange family histories
Promote genealogical scholarshipPreserve source materialExchange family histories

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February, June and September:

Stamford Historical Society

1508 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT

March, July and October:

Danbury Public Library

170 Main St, Danbury, CT

April, August and November:

The Trumbull Library

33 Quality St, Trumbull, CT


Fairfield Museum & History Center

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT


Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.

PO Box 249, Stamford, CT 06904

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Focused on southwestern Connecticut

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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.


Come join us by becoming a member or just come visit one of our meetings!

July 18 Free Lecture

Flyer for July 18 Lecture
Get Unstuck! Conquering Roadblocks in Your Genealogical Search with professional genealogist Tom Howard on Saturday July 18th at the Danbury Public Library starting at 10:30am. Download and share the flyer with your friends! Free and open to the public!
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Printer Error with May Journal

It happens to the best of us, and this month it happened to our printer. By accident, our printer grabbed the February journal email from our editor when preparing the May journal for distribution. So, yes, it is not your eyes. You did receive a February journal in the mail recently. The printer is working diligently to print and mail out the May issue to all of our postal members. In the meantime, remember you can see the latest issue in the Members Area of the website (the password is on your membership card).

May 31 Annual Meeting

Flyer of Annual Meeting
The annual meeting is a brief business meeting followed by two presentations by Alice Plouchard Stelzer author of "Female Adventurers: The Women who Helped Colonize Connecticut" co-sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center on Sunday May 31, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield. The two presentations are “Researching Women in Genealogy” and “Meet Mehetable: a Colonial Puritan woman discusses life in the 17th Century”. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please join us and share this flyer with others.
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May Journal

The May journal has been sent to the post office for those subscribed to a postal journal. Electronic copies have been emailed to those subscribed electronically. Available to all members the past journals are posted in the Members Area of the website.

March 7    DNA workshop  How to Find Cousins from Your Autosomal DNA Test

So, you got the test, now what?! This is a 2-hour, hands-on workshop to be held 10:30-12:30 at the Danbury Public Library, 170 Main St. This workshop is for autosomal DNA (cousin finder or Family Finder). It will not include the other two types of DNA tests (Y-DNA or mtDNA). It will be most beneficial if you have already had your autosomal test done and you have the results. It will be even more useful if you have uploaded your data to (see below for info). The workshop will teach you how to use raw data to determine relationships with people you match. Strategies for determining which relatives to test will be discussed. Some background information about this type of test will be provided, but this is not a lecture. The autosomal test is the only one offered at and 23 & Me. At Family Tree DNA it is called Family Finder test. Bring a wireless-enabled laptop or tablet so you can work on your own data. Read the Help Sheet below for instructions on how to upload your data to

Presenter: Nora Galvin, CG

Upload DNA Data Help Sheet.pdf
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Free Download of Every-Name Indexes to Our Journal

Two additional volume year every name indexes added for free download. 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.

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