Next meeting, February 24, 2015 , Webinar: “My Genealogy DO-Over – A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes”, Thomas MacEntee

My Genealogy DO-Over – A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes” Thomas MacEntee On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 the Southington Genealogical Society will offer a  prerecorded webinar, My Genealogy DO-Over by Thomas MacEntee with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Thomas MacEntee. The webinar was originally presented on January 21, 2015. It isn’t often that we get a “do-over” when it comes to stuff that matters in life. When you first got started researching your family history, did you do some things that now are just plain “embarrassing” such as name collecting, not citing sources and more? Well now there’s hope since genealogists from beginner to advanced are employing new research methodologies and documentation practices. Follow genealogist Thomas MacEntee as he basically starts his genealogy research from scratch but includes sound research practices and methodologies as well as new templates, tools and the latest technology to create a better body of family history research. (http://www.familytreewebinars.com/download.php?webinar_id=276) 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 What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more.
Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.”
Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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.

References:

Research Log Spreadsheet:
http://www.geneabloggers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Genealogy-Research-Log.xls

Facebook Group: Genealogy Do-Over: https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogydoover/

Facebook Group: Organized Genealogist
https://www.facebook.com/groups/organizedgenealogist/

Evidence Explained:
https://www.evidenceexplained.com/

Google Sheets Version
Genealogy Research Log

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.