December 2021 Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on 7 December 2021 promptly at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. All professional or aspiring professional genealogists with an interest in Connecticut research are welcome! Those who work in Connecticut repositories are welcome, too!

All members are welcome to “Bring-A-Buddy” to the December CPGC Meeting. Sign up is required and once your registration is complete. you will be sent a Zoom invite to the email that you provided.

The one-hour open program will be followed by a one-hour business meeting for members.

November 2021 – Annual Meeting

Our next meeting will be Tuesday November 9th. (Note this is a week later than our normal meeting so that everyone can vote.)

After the annual business meeting, which will include election of officers members are invited to share of stories about objects relating our families or your research. Please be sure to bring something you’d like to share with the rest of the group.

A Zoom invite will be sent out to the membership prior to the meeting.

 

June 2021 Meeting – June 1

We will be meeting IN PERSON (weather permitting) at the picnic area at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill at 10:00 a.m. for our June meeting. The address is 400 West St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

1-Bring a lawn chair. There will be picnic tables, but we may want to break into smaller groups.

2-Bring a pen or pencil for writing down answers to the trivia questions.

3-Bring your lunch and beverage if you have time to stick around after the meeting. Or you may want to eat at a restaurant. There are plenty in the area.

There will be no Zoom link this month unless the weather doesn’t cooperate.

NERGC – New England Regional Genealogical Conference Reminder!

NERGC – New England Regional Genealogical Conference – Featured speakers include Angie Bush, John Grenham, Pat Richley. CPGC President Jennifer Zinck, Vice President Nora Galvin, CSG Vice-President and CPGC Board Member at Large, Pauline Merrick and CPGC member Edwin Strickland will all be presenting. In addition there are many acclaimed speakers, an opportunity to sign up for Table Topics, the Ancestor Road Show, Special Interest Groups and Virtual Exhibit Hall.
Please visit the NERGC website and join us for a truly wonderful conference!  https://nergc.org.
Click below for the brochure.

May Meeting Guest Speaker Details

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

Summary

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?

Speaker bio:

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 QuarterlyCrossroads, and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly.