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.
Our speaker for May will be Barbara Matthews, CG, FASG, and president of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council. She will be speaking to us about the importance of having a Linked In profile.
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.
Our speaker this month will be Fred Hart, CG, FASG, FGBS, who will present: “Cruising Long Island Sound.” This is a narrated introduction to the Long Island Sound region’s impact on the genealogy of families throughout its surrounding land areas. This regional aspect has had a major impact on family history ever since the earliest colonial times. The talk is illustrated with multiple examples of actual individual and group migrations from state-to-state and from town-to-town throughout the region. Any researcher of families in any of the shoreline towns, regardless of county or state, will want to consider this regional aspect and incorporate it into their research plans.
Our speaker lost internet in the storm and the talk has been rescheduled for April.
The program committee has arranged for Allen Ramsey to speak with us. Allen oversees ArchivesSpace, the new archives finding aid platform on the Connecticut State Library’s website. A Zoom invite will be forwarded prior to the meeting.
Tuesday January 5 – No meeting
Tuesday February 2
Tuesday March 2
Tuesday April 6 – No meeting: NERGC
Tuesday May 4
Tuesday June 1
A Zoom invite will be forwarded to all members prior to the meeting.
Meetings for the remainder of 2020 will be virtual. A Zoom invite will be forwarded to all members prior to the meeting.
Tuesday November 10 – (Note week change. We will not be meeting on Election Day.) – This will be our Annual Potluck and a non-business meeting. If you have an artifact you would like to share with the group, please bring it.
Tuesday December 1 – Annual Connecticut State Library Update with Mel Smith
Tuesday January 5 – No meeting
Tuesday October 6 – Pauline C. Merrick will be presenting for our October meeting.
The Jones Girls: Discovering a Relationship Using Indirect Evidence
This is a presentation of a case study which connects a woman with her parents in 19th century Connecticut. Her maiden name is known, as it is on her gravestone, but unfortunately that name is “Jones.” No document names her parents. By investigating potential parental couples, studying their known children, and identifying those children’s interactions with our target person, we will weave her back into her family.
Reminder: Meetings for the remainder of 2020 will be virtual. A Zoom invite will be forwarded to all members prior to the meeting.