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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

May:

Fairfield Museum & History Center

370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT

 

Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.

PO Box 249, Stamford, CT 06904

Focused on southwestern Connecticut

News from 2015

More Kudos for our Society Genealogist, Fred Hart

New York City -- 24 Nov 2015. Connecticut Ancestry Society Genealogist Frederick C. Hart, Jr., CG, FASG, added a new postnomial to his name: Fellow of the New York Genelaogical and Biographical Society--FGBS. The postnomial was granted by the board of the trustees of NYG&B. 

 

For more information, check out the NYG&B newsletter, "Letter from 44th Street," The New York Researcher 26 (Winter 2015): 75.

 

Congratulations, Fred!

Here's where you can enter in text. Feel free to edit, move, delete or add a different page element.

 

 

November 21 Free Workshop

Our November meeting is this Saturday. The program is a workshop on using Microsoft Word for Genealogy by Janeen Bjork. She will demonstrate inserting pictures and captions, using footnotes, creating forms and more. Bring your laptop and participate with Janeen. She will be distributing electronic documents for you to practice with. Trumbull Public Library, 10:30-12:30.

September 12 Free Lecture

Flyer for September 12 Lecture
Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc. and the Stamford Historical Society present a genealogy lecture “Ancestry.com: New look, New Search, Ancestry Academy and more” by Nora Galvin, C.G. on Saturday September 12, 2015, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, 1508 High Ridge Road, Stamford CT

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Please join us and share the flyer!
20150912-Flyer-StamfordHistorical(1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [124.3 KB]

August Journal

The August journal has been sent to the printer 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.

August 22 Meeting

Connecticut Ancestry Society and The Trumbull Library host a Genealogy Roundtable on Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon, at Trumbull Library, 33 Quality Street, Trumbull, CT.

 

Join fellow genealogy researchers in sharing your problems and successes. Free and open to the public.

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!
20150718-Flyer-Lecture-Danbury.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [213.8 KB]

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.
20150531-Flyer-AnnualMeeting(1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [55.4 KB]

February Journal

The February journal is "in the works." I'll post here when it goes to the printer. Email subscribers get it the same day it goes to print.

 

November Journal

The November journal was sent to the printer Nov. 19. Electronic subscribers should have received their pdf this afternoon. 

 

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.
20150531-Flyer-AnnualMeeting(1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [55.4 KB]

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 GedMatch.com (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 Ancestry.com 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 GedMatch.com.

Presenter: Nora Galvin, CG

Upload DNA Data Help Sheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [81.7 KB]

April 4    Lecture     "Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestors"

While we all love to go back many generations, as well as going sideways, it is just as important to bring a special relative alive with an in depth study of his or her life.  Presenter Toni McKeen will break the project up into small steps and give guidelines and ideas for various topics and chapters. She will then show how to put the work into a book format with designed papers, input photos and charts, and include other hints to produce a wonderful book future generations will love to read and treasure.

 

Trumbull Public Library

10:30-12:00

 

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