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.

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.