February Meeting

Our next meeting will be on February 7th and we will be having Connecticut Trivia Challenge. Meeting details will be provided when available.

Our next volunteer opportunity will be a continuance of working with the New Haven Court Records. It is both interesting and fun to discuss with others in our group. Please consider joining us on January 31st at the Van Block facility at 10 a.m. Instructions will be provided by the archives staff.

If you have not signed up and are interested in volunteering, you can review the description of the project and the Connecticut State Library’s Volunteer Agreement. The applicant information and the emergency contact should be completed. You may disregard the work schedule area. Be sure to sign at the end. You may submit your completed form to Carol Witmer at vicepresident@ctprofgen.org or you may bring them in on January 31st.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

NERGC Registration is Now Open

REGISTRATION FOR NERGC 2023 IS NOW OPEN!
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The time we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! The cost of Full Registration is $190 on or before February 15 or $210 February 16 and after. Prior to registering, you can download the conference brochure, which includes the full program of the conference, at https://nergc.org/brochure/ You can register and pay by credit card at https://nergc.org/registration For more information, see https://nergc.org/ and NERGC E-zine 3 at https://nergc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/NERGC-2023-E-zine-3.pdf

January Notice Part Two

There will not be a regular business meeting in January.

Members who signed up to volunteer with the archives projects at the Connecticut State Library, will meet on January 10th at the Van Block facility at 10 a.m. Instructions will be provided by the archives staff.

If you have not signed up and are interested in volunteering, you can review the description of the project and the Connecticut State Library’s Volunteer Agreement. The applicant information and the emergency contact should be completed. You may disregard the work schedule area. Be sure to sign at the end. You may submit your completed form to Carol Witmer at vicepresident@ctprofgen.org or you may bring them in on January 10th.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

January Notice

There will not be a regular business meeting in January.

Members who signed up to volunteer with the archives projects at the Connecticut State Library, will meet for a training session on January 3rd at the Van Block facility at 10 a.m.

If you have not signed up and are interested in volunteering, you can review the description of the project and the Connecticut State Library’s Volunteer Agreement. The applicant information and the emergency contact should be completed. You may disregard the work schedule area. Be sure to sign at the end. You may submit your completed form to Carol Witmer at vicepresident@ctprofgen.org or you may bring them in on January 3rd.  The snow date for this session is scheduled for January 10th.

November Meeting

The outing to see the FamilySearch operation was so much fun that genealogists have asked for an encore visit! This time, we will be hosted by Allen Ramsey, Assistant Archivist for the State of Connecticut, as we visit with some of the archival records that are stored at Connecticut State Library’s off-site storage facility.

Registration is required, as we need to provide a head count.  All who register will receive an email with directions before the visit. For the potluck, the conference room at Van Block has outlets so we can plug in crock-pots, etc. Jen will bring paper goods and Rosemary will bring bottled water. Please bring whatever you would like to share.

PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://forms.gle/sAm3X7x65rJEREZF8

Rosemary will be sending out the regular notice with the agenda, minutes, and attachments closer to Tuesday. Jen will send out directions to attendees on Monday.

We hope to see many members there. If you have never attended a CPGC meeting before, we would love to meet you. Please feel free to come and if you don’t have something to bring, please just bring yourself. It’s a rare treat to visit the archives and we don’t want anyone to miss out!

October Meeting

Our next meeting will be October 4th at 10 a.m. via Zoom

Land Platting with Carol Whitmer, CG® 
Carol Whitmer will provide an overview on using land records in your genealogical research as well as a workshop on how to plat land records. For those who would like to follow along in this workshop-style program, an email titled “Preparation Suggestion” was sent out to the list-serve on 09/24. It contains information on helpful tools.

A Zoom link will be forwarded before the meeting.