Next meeting, Jan. 26, 2016: Webinar. “Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye – 9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives”

presenter-llcooke“Learn the techniques that Private Investigators use to track down missing people. These strategies will help you find those elusive living relatives who just may hold the key to your brick wall or possess that treasured photo you’ve been looking for.”

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 the Southington Genealogical Society will be showing a prerecorded webinar, “Tap into your inner private eye- 9 strategies for finding living relatives” with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Lisa Louise Cooke . The webinar was originally presented on Jan. 6, 2016.

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.

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company.  She is producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show as well as the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast, both available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app. Her podcast episodes bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists and have been downloaded over 1 million times.

Lisa Louise Cooke has granted permission to us to show this video presentation. You can visit her at her website www.GenealogyGems.com where you can:
  • listen to her free Genealogy Gems podcast
  • sign up for her free newsletter which includes a free bonus cheat sheet on Google Search
  • and find her books The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition (2015)  and her brand new book Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research (2016).

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.

The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society atsouthingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org

Leaf Cleanup- Merriman Cemetery Saturday Nov 21 10 a.m.

Please help! The society will meet on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Merriman Cemetery on Marion Ave, Plantsville for leaf cleanup.
Bring your rakes, gloves, gas leaf blowers, tarps and join us for the fun.

The rain date is the following Saturday. November 28.

Please RSVP to southingongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com if you are planning to come.

2015 SGS Holiday Dinner, Friday December 11, 2015

2015 SGS HOLIDAY PARTY

Date: Friday, December 11, 2015
Social Hour: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. will include Society provided hors d’oeuvers (Volunteers welcome and encouraged to contribute.)
Buffet at 6:15 p.m.
Place: The Orchards, 2nd floor Community Room (elevator available)
Buffet Price: $22.00 per person.
Wine: Red & White available at additional charge of $2.00 per glass.

Optional — Yankee Swap grab bag ($10 max.)

Menu:
Chicken Picatta in lemon sauce
Pork Loin Roast w/apple cider gravy
Boston Baked Scrod
Vegetables Medley
Honey Roasted Red Potatoes
Tossed Salad
Rolls & Butter
Layer CakeCoffee/Tea
Iced water

NOTE: All reservations must be made by Friday, December 4, 2015 as The Orchards requires a count prior to the event. Payment is due when reservation is made. Please use the reservation form below. Payment will also be accepted at the November 24th SGS meeting.

Thank you and have a Happy Holiday season.
Richard Eppler, SGS President

Please print the form below and mail in by Friday, December 4 2015.
HolidayPartyReservationForm2015

Next meeting: Oct. 27 “Jordan Freeman: The Fight to Set a People Free”

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On Tuesday, October 27th at 7:30 pm, the Southington Genealogical Society will present Kevin Johnson as Jordan Freeman, an African-American servant of John Ledyard and the body servant of Col. William Ledyard in the Revolutionary War. Jordan Freeman was an actual person, a native of Old Lyme. Although he did not enlist himself, he witnessed key events of the war for independence while with Col. Ledyard.

Historians estimate the number of black soldiers in this war to have been about 5,000 men, serving in militias, seagoing services, and support activities, including nearly 500 from Connecticut. Some enlisted because they felt it was their duty; others because they were offered their freedom in return for satisfactory completion of a set period of service. The presentation is based on extensive research in the collections of the Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History at 231 Capitol Ave, opposite the State Capitol in Hartford.

Kevin Johnson is an employee of the State Library’s History and Genealogy Unit. In addition to portraying Jordan Freeman, he has been presenting as Pvt. William Webb, a soldier in the Civil War, for more than 16 years and has given more than 500 presentations. The Connecticut State Library provides high quality library and information services to state government and the citizens of Connecticut. It also preserves and makes accessible the records of Connecticut’s history and heritage. The focus of the Museum and its collections is Connecticut’s government, military and industrial history. Permanent and changing exhibits trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation from the Colonial era to the present.

Additional information about the State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History can be found on its Web page at http://www.ctstatelibrary.org. For more information, please contact Kevin Johnson, (860) 757-6589 or Carolyn Picciano, (860) 757-6580.

There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org.

Next Meeting (Revised) : September 22, 2015, 7:30 pm

Next Meeting:   September 22, 2015, 7:30 pm

Update: Mr. Thomas J Kemp will NOT be speaking on September 22, 2015. Please watch for news for a future date.

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 the Southington Genealogical Society will be meeting  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.

The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org.

Next Meeting, August 25th: Webinar “Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries”

Ireland research expert, Judy Wight, will teach about 17th-19th century genealogy records using different case studies

On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 the Southington Genealogical Society will be showing a prerecorded webinar, “Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries” with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Judy Wight . The webinar was originally presented on March 18, 2015. 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.

Judy Eccles Wight : Owner of Wight House Research, Judy has been an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Ireland (30+ years) and Scotland (10+ years).  She writes extensively for genealogical periodicals and is a popular teacher and lecturer at genealogical events.  She worked 10 years as a reference consultant at the Family History Library and has vast research experience in the British Isles, U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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.

The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org

Next Meeting, July 28th: Webinar “Migration Patterns East of the Mississippi Prior to 1860”

Why did people migrate from one location to another? What routes did they follow, and how can identifying migration trails help you find your ancestors? Learn from maps and historical details how to follow the trail of your ancestors.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 the Southington Genealogical Society will be showing a prerecorded webinar, Migration Patterns East of the Mississippi Prior to 1860 by Mary Hill with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Mary Hill . The webinar was originally presented on May 27, 2015. 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.

Mary E.V. Hill, MLS, AG ® (Mid-Atlantic States); worked as reference librarian at BYU from1989-1992, as genealogy instructor at BYU from 1992-1995, as Family History Library US/Canada Reference consultant from 1995-2006. She served on the UGA Board of Directors from 2006-2008 and as an LDS missionary at the Family History Library from 2006-2008. She is the author of Saga of a Southern Loyalist: William Riddle of Virginia and North Carolina, and Angel Children. She is a lecturer with emphasis on U.S. research methods and genealogical organization. Mary is a mother and grandmother.

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.

The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. The society regularly meets at 7:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut. For more information, contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org.