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.

Next meeting: June 23, 7:30 pm, Ray Thomas on the Plant Brothers

On Tuesday, June 23 , 2015 the Southington Genealogical Society founder and member Ray Thomas will be talking about the Plant Brothers of Plantsville.

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.

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.

Suggestions for July and August Webinars?

For the July and August society meetings, the SGS is tentatively planning to show webinars. The SGS board would like to hear from you! Take a few minutes and look over the list of archived webinars from familytreewebinars.com and let us know which one is of interest to you. Email us at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com.

Webinars are shown only after the society obtains permission from both the speakers and Legacy.com.

May 26 Webinar: Italian Research websites

Here are a few of Ruth Merriman’s top websites for researching your Italian ancestors:

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it/

http://www.sersale.org/comunes.htm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/italygenrecords

http://sicilianfamilytree.com/wp/?page_id=228

http://www.familysearch.org/  : Records and Help

http://www.ancestry.com/ : Card Catalog and keyword Italy

http://italiangen.org/

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~itappcnc/pipcntown.htm

http://www.comuni-italiani.it/

Next meeting, May 26, 2015 , Webinar: “Researching your Italian Ancestors”, Ruth Lapioli Merriman

Discover your Italian ancestors. Find the necessary records, learn what to look for, and acquire some interesting history in the process.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015 the Southington Genealogical Society kicks off the New Year with a prerecorded webinar, Researching Your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Lapioli Merriman with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Ruth Lapioli Merriman. The webinar was originally presented on August 27, 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.

Ruth Lapioli Merriman is the former manager of the International Research Consultation Unit in the Family History Library. She currently works preparing digital images from Italy for publication on the websites of both FamilySearch and the National Archives of Italy. Ruth has performed Italian genealogical research for 30 years. She has lectured and published numerous magazine articles on Italian genealogy.

Ruth is a graduate of BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Library Science. Previously, she worked in Cataloging for FamilySearch. She has been an accredited Italian researcher with ICAPGen for 10 years.

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: April 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm: Lecture by Dr. Brian Jones on Ground Penetrating Radar

Merriman Burying Ground November 2013

Merriman Burying Ground November 2013

Technology has allowed for the rediscovery of what time and nature have eroded. At the April 28 meeting the Southington Genealogical Society will host Connecticut State Archaeologist, Dr. Brian Jones. In October 2014, at the Society’s request, Dr. Jones performed a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey on the Merriman Cemetery. He was assisted by Debbie Surabian and Scott Brady from the U.S.D.A. Dr. Jones will explain the process and present his findings. The last time the Cemetery was diagramed was circa 1934 as a WPA project.

The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, April 28 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.

Dr. Brian Jones has been working in the archaeology field for over 24 years. . He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Oberlin College in 1986. After living and traveling in Southeast Asia, he studied European prehistory at the University of Cologne, Germany. He returned to the U.S. in 1992 to complete his Ph.D. at UConn, Storrs. Brian was the Supervisor of Field Archaeology at the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation between 1998 and 2004, after which he worked at Archaeological and Historical Services. In 2008, he took the position of Associate Director of UMass Archaeological Services in Amherst. Brian has also taught as an adjunct in the Anthropology Department at UConn since 2004. His primary research focus is the archaeology of northeastern Native American cultures. He is also experienced in geoarchaeology (the relationship of archaeology to landscape and soil formation processes) and stone tool analysis.