Genealogy Workshop via Zoom – Cemetery Resources

While most people are familiar with Find-A-Grave, there are actually several other sites and sources that contain cemetery images and information, which Carol Ansel, Godfrey Memorial Library Director, will share with you. She will also share some of the imagery and symbolism that was common in early New England cemeteries. Registrants will receive a Zoom [...]

By |2021-07-26T10:11:34-04:00July 28th, 2021||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 |2021-06-30T11:51:11-04:00June 30th, 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 |2021-05-04T16:17:01-04:00May 5th, 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 31st, 2021||0 Comments

Genealogy – Exploring Probate Records

Rockville Public Library's Genealogy Course series continues into the New Year! Learn how to use wills and probate records to trace your family tree and discover details of your ancestors’ lives. This class covers the various types of probate records, where to find them, and what they can contain.

By |2019-11-25T11:52:59-05:00January 21st, 2020||0 Comments

Genealogy – Guest Speaker, Carol Ansel

Rockville Public Library's Genealogy Course series continues into the New Year with a special guest lecture! Join us in welcoming guest speaker, Carol Ansel, to our library on January 14th. Carol Ansel is a Professional Genealogist and the Director of the Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, CT. The Godfrey specializes in genealogy and family history [...]

By |2019-11-25T12:00:42-05:00January 14th, 2020||0 Comments

Intro to Genealogy

This introduction to genealogy workshop is for those who are interested in starting their family’s genealogy and/or who are just beginning.

By |2019-08-14T14:40:23-04:00September 17th, 2019||0 Comments
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