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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
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.
The Stamford Historical Society and the Connecticut Ancestry Society present a program on utilizing online newspaper resources for Genealogy, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, at 1508 High Ridge Road, Stamford , CT. The program will be presented by television researcher Janeen Bjork. In addition to details of Connecticut newspapers that have been digitized and indexed, Bjork will demonstrate the pros and cons of some of her favorite free and subscription sources of newspapers. She'll offer tips, tricks and the methodology she uses to uncover hard-to-find items.
This workshop is free and open to the public.
Come join us at 10:30 AM at the Stamford Historical Society, 1508 High Ridge Road, Stamford.
Stamford Historical Society and Connecticut Ancestry Society present a workshop on using your DNA cousin results in several different DNA test sites, presented by Nora Galvin, CG, June 11, 2016, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Bring your laptop or tablet for a hands-on experience with these three websites and using the tools GedMatch.com and Microsoft Excel.
This workshop is free and open to the public.
Maureen Taylor, “The Photo Detective,” will give the featured presentation at the Connecticut Ancestry Society’s annual meeting program, on Sunday May 15, at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield CT. The events will take place from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Beginning at noon, Maureen will spend an hour in consultations about photos brought in by audience members. The cost for a consultation is $20 per photo (cash, check or credit card). This service is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There may be some time at the end of the meeting for additional consultations.
At 1 p.m., after a short business meeting, Ms. Taylor will speak on The Last Muster: Photographs and Stories from the American Revolution. Maureen says, “As unbelievable as it seems, many individuals who participated in the American Revolution lived beyond the advent of photography in 1839. Learn about the detective work involved in uncovering these “misplaced” pictures. Hear the stories of the men and women who were members of the first photographed generation.”
Maureen will deliver an extended program, incorporating tips from some of the Last Muster photos which help in identifying the time the photo was made.
The program is co-sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center.
This program is free and open to the public.
Member Meeting, April 9, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Frederick C. Hart, Jr., “Cruising Long Island Sound”
Was your ancestor a “coaster” or a captain in the federal census? Does your ancestry seem to include a lot of relatives from New York? Frederick C. Hart reprises his talk about how Long Island Sound connected the Connecticut shore families with relatives along the seacoast and on Long Island back in the day. This lecture illustrates how much easier it was to travel by water, and how this affects the family history of many Connecticut families. Fred will look at several migrations over the centuries and show maps of the area.
Trumbull Public Library
33 Quality Street
Please join Connecticut Ancestry Society for a genealogy round table discussion at the Stamford Historical Society, 1508 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT. These discussions are a fun and interesting romp through multiple topics and methods. The exact topics depend on who comes with questions or stories of successes. Everyone can contribute their expertise. If you have a difficult ancestor (who doesn't!?), then this meeting is for you. Meeting starts at 10:30. So bring your burning issues and we will see you there! As always, our meetings are free and open to the public.
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.
Check out our News page for additional stories about what has been happening with Connecticut Ancestry Society.