December Meeting

When: Tuesday, December 6th 2022 at 9 a.m.- 10 a.m.
Where: Hartford (directions will be emailed to attendees before the visit)

This year’s update will be in person with Mel at the Van Block facility in order to accommodate our group size. After Mel’s presentation, some people may wish to travel to the state library for research. The hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for planning purposes.

For the presentation by Mel, please RSVP to receive directions the day before:

Additional information about our business meeting, to be held on 5 December at 7 p.m. via Zoom, will be forthcoming from the secretary along with related monthly documents.

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.


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.