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.
“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.”
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.
The evolutionary history of Southington from WWI through WWII is a microcosm of the state, region, and even the nation at large. The town was profiled in a War Department booklet during WWII as representative of a typical American town. The booklet was distributed to both allies and enemies. The Southington Genealogical Society kicks off the New Year with guest speaker Liz Kopec discussing this era, Southington, 1914 to WWII.
The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and no obligation to become a member. No reservations are necessary. The facility is handicap accessible with an elevator.
Liz C. Kopec is a native Southington resident historian who has served as a past president of the Southington Historical Society. She is also an Oak Hill Cemetery lecturer and an author. Her latest work is entitled, Southington: The War Years (Images of America Series).
Reminder- the Holiday Dinner will be held on Friday December 6, 2013 from
6:00 to 9:00 pm at The Orchards located at 34 Hobart St., Southington, Ct 06489.
Go to the second floor (elevator available) Community Room where the SGS
monthly meetings are held.
All reservations must be made by Sunday, November 30, 2013.
Want to pass on your family values and traditions? Have a Family Reunion. Family reunions are not only about catching up and getting reacquainted; they are about preventing the generational loss of family values and traditions. They enable the building of family legacies. The November meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society, will feature guest speaker Robert Wolfe a.k.a. Uncle Bob, author of Secrets of Successful Family Reunions.
The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 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.
With sixty years of planning and organizing family reunions, forty of which were annual, it is safe to say Uncle Bob qualifies as an expert on the subject. He will explain the entire process of planning, organizing, and executing a successful Family Reunion. He will both inform and entertain.
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 email@example.com and visit us at southingtongenealogicalsociety.org. Like us on Facebook.
Thanks to those who helped clean up the Merriman Burying Ground on Saturday, November 9th. Due to the short notice, the group was small but the job was done in less than two hours with one short coffee break (and donuts) thanks to Carolyn.
Bernie, Carolyn, Bob, Sheila & Ray
Richard, Bob, Carolyn, Bernie & Ray
Bonjour mes amis. Welcome my friends to this month’s meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society. Guest speaker, Maryanne LeGrow of the French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut will present a brief introduction of the history of New France and describe the types of records found in the archives of French Canada. Attendees will receive advice on getting started; problems and pitfalls in French-Canadian research; how to document research; and how to read and use the standard reference works and source materials specific to French-Canadian records
The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 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.
Maryanne Legrow holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Connecticut, Masters’ degrees in English Literature from Northeastern University and Adult Education from UCONN, and a B.S. in Humanities and Technology from Drexel University. She has been a member of the FCGSC since 1991, has taught general genealogy classes, and has spoken on French-Canadian research, problem-solving, and genealogical research techniques at conferences in the U.S. and in Europe.
She is a volunteer librarian, serves as Volunteer Coordinator for the French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut (FCGSC), and a past Director of the Society’s library. She recently retired from the position of Assessment Coordinator at Charter Oak State College which involved working with various forms of Prior Learning Assessment to recognize college-level knowledge acquired outside the classroom. In addition, she oversaw the Connecticut State Board for Academic Awards’ Credit Assessment Program, which evaluates non-collegiate educational programs for college credit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org/. Like us on Facebook.
Reminder: The next Southington Genealogical Society meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 pm at the Orchards.
Richard Eppler, Ph.D. will speak about how to maximize usage of the National Archive records, New York’s state census records, and other helpful genealogical tools.
The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St.,Southington.