Next meeting, January 27, 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, January 27, 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, Southington Town Clerk, Kathy Larkin, Nov. 25th at 7:30 pm

Southington Town Clerk, Kathy Larkin will speak at this month’s meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society. She will explain the various record types that are available for genealogical research at the Town Hall as well as their accessibility. Vital records, i.e. birth, death, and marriage; land records, maps and more.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room.

Kathy Larkin has worked in the Southington Town Clerks office for 28 years, holding various positions during that time. Her vast experience has been enhanced by her educational achievements that include the New England Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy Connecticut Town Clerk School, International Institute of Municipal Clerks Certification (CMC), Certified Connecticut Town Clerk. She continues with educational classes and courses the certification of Master Municipal Clerk.

SGS Holiday Dinner, THURSDAY, 4 December 2014, 5:30 p.m.

SGS Holiday Dinner @ The Orchards
Thursday, December 4
Social Hour 5:30-6:30
Buffet Dinner at 6:30
Menu:
hors d’oeuvers provided by members
Salad & Dressing
Rolls & Butter
Beef Tips with mushrooms in wine sauce
Chicken Picatta in lemon sauce
Filet of Sole with seafood stuffing
Rice Pilaf
French Baby Green Beans
Mini Pastries
Beverages:  Coffee & Tea, Iced Water
Wine available at extra cost
Yankee Swap Grab Bag Exchange: value around $10
Payment due by 28 November 2014

Next Meeting, October 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. : “Family History Centers”

Learn to Find Your Family Roots with the Family History Center.  The Southington Genealogical Society will provide an outline of the services, assistance, and resources available to the public at the Family History Center in the research and study of genealogy and family history.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.

 

Next Meeting, August 26, 2014: 7:30 pm, “Digging Up Your Roots with an iPad (tablet) or Smartphone

Genealogy in the Mobile World: Digging Up Your Roots with an iPad (tablet) or smartphone.

Learn to research your past family history using today’s mobile technology. Discover how mobile devices like iPads (tablets) and smartphones can be used in researching your family tree at the next SGS meeting. Sheila Lafferty will share how apps, podcasts and other mobile friendly websites on an iPad can enhance your genealogy research and allow you to explore your family history on the go. A limited number of iPad minis will be available for use during the presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own tablets and smartphones. WiFi will be available.

The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  The presentation is free and open to the public.  No reservations are required and there is no obligation to become a member.  The facility is handicapped accessible with an elevator.