Next Meeting: July 22, 2014, Webinar: “Genealogy Evidence and Online Family Trees” by Karen Clifford

Webinar, Genealogy Evidence and Online Family Trees by Karen Clifford

Is it possible for two people to do the same genealogical research and find different answers? It is! Disagreement of the evidence can be confusing and cause problems. Learn to properly use the tools of online family trees to sort the evidence that supports your genealogical assertions.

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 the Southington Genealogical Society’s will present a webinar, Genealogy Evidence and Online Family Trees by Karen Clifford with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars. The webinar was originally presented on April 16, 2014. The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKaren Clifford is develops and teaches online genealogy courses at colleges in California and Utah. She is an Accredited Genealogist® Professional and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association. She has been President/CEO of Genealogy Research Associates, Incorporated since 1997. Her years of professional research work lead to authoring college textbooks and do-it-yourself guidebooks covering both traditional and electronic genealogy research including several books: Becoming an Accredited GenealogistThe Complete Beginners Guide to Genealogy, the Internet, and Your Genealogy Computer Program. She was the founding President of the Monterey County Genealogy Society, a Director of the Monterey California Family History Center, President of the Utah Genealogical Association, a Vice President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a Vice Chair of the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogist (ICAPGen) where she continues to oversee Test Development and Test Quality Control.

Legacy Family Tree is a maker and distributor of genealogy software for Windows. In addition to their family history program, they offer other products, support and services of interest to people tracing their roots on their website: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com.

Next Meeting: ” 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists” June 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

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Free webinar about  inexpensive Genealogy.  Become a frugal genealogist.  Learn the money saving methods of performing genealogical research.

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 the Southington Genealogical Society will present a webinar, 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and author Thomas MacEntee.  The webinar was originally presented on April 2, 2014.  The meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room at 7:30 pm.  There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member.  No reservations are necessary.  The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy blogger and webinar author.  After 25 years in the technology industry he has brought his skill to the field of genealogy.  Thomas enjoys helping other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field.  He is a member of GeneaBloggers and his website is High-Definition Genealogy.

Legacy Family Tree is a maker and distributor of genealogy software for Windows.  In addition to their family history program, they offer other products, support and services of interest to people tracing their roots on their website: http://www.legacyfamilytree.com.

Next Meeting, May 27th, 7:30 pm, Gravestone Preservation

Old burying grounds are disappearing into memory as they become overgrown with brush and the like.  Their headstones and footstones are crumbling into non-existence.  The Connecticut Gravestone Network works tirelessly to prevent this deterioration.  It is essential that an eternal resting place be cared for.  The public is invited to attend an admission-free seminar by Ruth Shapleigh-Brown on this very topic on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The Orchards hosted by the Southington Genealogical Society.

Ruth Shapleigh-Brown is the founder and executive director of the Connecticut Gravestone Network.  She is a member of the Association for Gravestone Studies having served as Conference Chairperson and Board member.  She is a member of Connecticut League of Historic Organizations, Connecticut Professional Genealogists, and the volunteer organization Friends of the Office of State Archaeology, Inc. (FOSA).  An important area of her work is with Town and Municipal leaders concerning cemetery boundaries when they are threatened by development.

 

Next meeting: 30th Anniversary Celebration, April 22, 2014

The public is invited to attend the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Southington Genealogical Society on April 22, 2014.  It has been a long and winding road.  Though the Societies meeting place has changed locations over the years, its core mission of promoting the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history has never changed.

 

Antique will be the theme for the 30th Anniversary Celebration.  What is your heirloom worth?  Does it have limited monetary value or priceless sentimental family value?  There will be antique appraisers for family heirlooms (3 items/$12) and please bring photos only of furniture.  On-site research of visitor’s antique family history will also be conducted.  The Society’s history will be showcased.  Members will display their genealogical projects.  Refreshments will be served and don’t miss the Door Prize.

 

Join us on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Southington, Connecticut for our 30th Anniversary Open House Celebration.   For more information visit us on the web at http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org.  Like us on Facebook.  Contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com

Next Meeting: Nora Galvin on DNA and genetic genealogy, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend an admission-free presentation by Nora Galvin on DNA and genetic genealogy at The Orchards hosted by the Southington Genealogical Society on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

Nora Galvin is a former secondary-school science teacher and research scientist at a major pharmaceutical company where she worked using DNA.  Her science background allows her to combine DNA technology with conventional genealogical research for a more comprehensive understanding of ancestral history.

Nora Galvin holds a B.S. in biology from Ohio State University and a Masters from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, New England chapter program chair; Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, the president of Connecticut Ancestry Society and a member of the publication committee for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.  Her website is Aunt Lizzie’s Trunk.

7:30 p.m., March 25th at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut.

Next Meeting: “The Genealogy of Your House”, Webinar, February 25, 2014

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Sally Lewis Home
(photo: WPA Architectural Survey,CT State Library)

Webinar: “The Genealogy of Your House”

On February 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm, the Society will be showing a prerecorded webinar, “The Genealogy of Your House”, by Marian Pierre-Louis with permission from Family Tree Webinars and Marian Pierre-Louis. The webinar was originally presented on 5 June 2013.

Program Description:

“You love researching your own family history but have you ever thought of researching the history of your house? Using the same skill set as genealogy you can discover the lives of the people who lived in your home before you. Learn to use the tools that will allow your “walls to speak” from house historian Marian Pierre-Louis.”

Presenter:

Marian Pierre-Louis

Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogical writer and speaker who specializes in southern New England research (Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts). Born and raised in Connecticut, she has lived in Massachusetts for almost 20 years. Marian has three generations of recent family ties to Rhode Island and also links to some very old Rhode Island lines.  As a result, these three states have become the focus of her research activity. Unlike most genealogists, Marian is spoiled to spend most of her time working with original records.  You will most often find her researching at a town hall, registry of deeds, probate court or the local cemetery. It’s a rare day that Marian has to sit in front of a microfilm reader. 

Marian is actively engaged in social media.  You can find her starting conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house history research, social media, African American research and a broad range of genealogical topics. She is the author of several blogs including: Marian’s Roots & Rambles and The New England House Historian. She is the host of the new Internet radio show, Fieldstone Common. Listen to her each Thursday at FieldstoneCommon.

Her website is www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.

(source: familytreewebinars.com)