Please join us for a virtual session via Zoom on 05 May 2020 at 10:00 a.m. An invitation will be sent to all CPGC members via email before the meeting.
From the Past to the Present: Forensic Genealogy in Practice
Forensic genealogy offers multiple career paths for the twenty-first century professional. The common element involves creating a bridge from people in the past to their present-day living relatives. Explore your potential role among the varied opportunities forensic genealogy offers, including research for probate, real estate, mineral rights, immigration, unknown parentage, law enforcement, military repatriation, and other types of cases. This session will address the following questions: Who are your prospective clients? What skills do you need? Where can you advance your education in the growing field? How can you get started?
Catherine Becker Wiest Desmarais, CG, is a full-time professional genealogist and the owner of Stone House Historical Research. She and her experienced team of researchers undertake forensic genealogy research to assist US Army repatriation efforts and to locate heirs in legal matters involving probate and property title issues.
Certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists since 2011, Catherine also holds a master’s degree in Education from the University of Vermont. She teaches at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference, the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, the New England Genealogical Consortium and local venues. She has served as the vice-president of the Association of Professional Genealogists (2014-2017) and is a past board member and Mentor Program Coordinator for the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG). Catherine’s writing has been published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Crossroads, and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.
CPGC will be hosting a Virtual Summer Social!
Join us via Zoom at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7th.
Check your email in June for more details.
On November 12 the following slate was accepted
President – Jennifer Zinck
Vice President – Nora Galvin
Recording Secretary – Dick Roberts
Corresponding Secretary – Alison Watson-Maston
Treasurer – Kathryn Black
Member at Large – Pauline Merrick
No Meetings July and August.
September 3: “Autosomal DNA Reveals a Misattributed Paternity” by CPGC President Jennifer Zinck. Emanual Lutheran Church, Hartford. 10 AM.
October 1: Meet at 10:00 Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford for business meeting first. Following business meeting we will adjourn to the Connecticut State Library for a custom tour of underutilized resources and other items.
November 12: Annual Meeting with Pot Luck Lunch; Election of Officers. Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford. 10 AM.
December 3: Connecticut State Library Update with Mel Smith. CT State Library Conference Room. 10 AM
Tuesday, 7 May – 10 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford. Topic: “Prove It! Arguing Conclusions Without Direct Evidence.” Speaker: Nora Galvin. Sometimes primary information and direct evidence simply do not exist. Learn strategies for proving relationships with indirect evidence, and how to craft a proof argument.
Tuesday, 4 June – 10 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hartford. Topic: “Temporary Homes for Homeless & Neglected Children 1883-1955.” Speaker Chris Klemmer.
Unexpectedly, Emanuel Lutheran Church is not available for CPGC meeting this Tuesday. Thus the meeting date has been changed to February 12 at 10 AM at Emanuel Lutheran Church. Sorry for any inconvienence.
Annual Meeting Tuesday, November 13. At Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford. Pot Luck lunch. Bring a dish to share.
No meetings July or August. The next three meetings will be at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford beginning at 10 AM.
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 – Panel Discussion led by Barbara Mathews: Ethics and DNA
Tuesday, 2 October 2018 – Publishing
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 – Annual Meeting with potluck lunch