Ancestors Road Show

Volunteers from Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, Inc. will visit the library to offer help to those working on a genealogy project. Whether you'd like to jump-start your research, or you're stuck and need answers, you can make a 25-minute one-on-one appointment with a professional. There are a total of 40 spots available between 9:30 am [...]

By |2023-02-02T11:19:42-05:00January 20th, 2023||0 Comments

Genealogy Workshop via Zoom – Finding and Using Historic Newspapers for Research

Historic newspapers can be an excellent source of information when researching your ancestors. In the earlier newspapers one may find simple records of birth, baptisms, and deaths, as well as marriage announcements. In the later 19th and 20th centuries it’s possible to find longer obituary records. Carol Ansel, Director at Godfrey Memorial Library, will look [...]

By |2021-06-30T11:51:11-04:00May 6th, 2021||0 Comments

Genealogy Workshop via Zoom – Tracing Immigrant Ancestors

When did your family’s original immigrant arrive in America? Godfrey Memorial Library Board Chair and Senior Researcher Al Fiacre will present information about finding records of these ancestors coming to different regions of America. The types of sources and where to find them will vary depending upon the time period in which your ancestor initially [...]

By |2021-05-04T16:17:01-04:00March 4th, 2021||0 Comments

Genealogy Workshop via Zoom – Using Census Records

Carol Ansel, Director at the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, will discuss the history of the United States Census, how the questions changed to reflect what was happening in the nation at that time, and how you can use it to learn about your ancestors. There are stories hidden in all those facts and figures-- [...]

By |2021-03-04T13:22:40-05:00March 4th, 2021||0 Comments
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