Next Meeting: Saturday, April 22 @ Southington Historical Center

The SGS monthly meeting for April 2017 will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 10 am at the SOUTHINGTON HISTORICAL CENTER.   The location is 239 Main Street, Southington, CT. http://southingtonhistory.org/
The Southington Historical Society will provide a tour of the center and share information about the resources and artifacts held by the Historical Center.
The Southington Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history. For more information, contact the society at southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org
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Next Meeting, March 28: Dr. Jill Martin, Women’s Derivative Citizenship and Its Impact

On March 28, 2017, Dr. Jill Martin will present the following program for the Southington Genealogical Society.

Women’s Derivative Citizenship and its Impact

Married women in America had derivative citizenship from their husbands until the passage of the Married Women’s Independent Citizenry Act of 1922. Derivative citizenship means that a woman derived her citizenship from her husband.  An immigrant woman marrying an American citizen automatically became an American citizen.  An American woman marrying an alien or immigrant who had not naturalized as an American citizen, lost her own American citizenship, and in the eyes of the United States, took the citizenship of her husband.  This presentation will explore the legal and practical issues that arose from that derivative status, including immigration, alien registration, voting, and naturalization, and their impact on genealogical research.

Jill E. Martin is Professor and Chair of Legal Studies at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Albany Law School, and a Master’s of Arts degree in history from Yale University.  She is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut. She completed a certificate in Genealogical Research at Boston University, and attended the National Institute of Genealogical Research (NIGR) at the National Archives, and the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University. She has presented at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference in 2011, 2013, and 2015. Her ancestors are from the New York City area, via Ireland, Germany, and Italy.

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

Next Meeting, Feb. 28: How to get to Europe in your research

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, SGS member Richard A Eppler, will present a program on How To Get To Europe In Your Genealogy Research. Come and hear how you can discover the origins of your ancestors, learn what records are available and what European records available in the USA.  

Richard A. Eppler obtained a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering and Physics from the University of Illinois in 1960. 

While at Illinois, Dick met and married Ruth Marilyn Coon. Dick has worked for  Corning Corporation Pemco Corporation and Olin Corporation Dick now owns and runs his own consulting business Eppler Associates, which specializes in the development of ceramic coatings. A recognized authority in this field, during his career he has published over 100 papers in the technical literature, and holds 22 U.S. Patents. He has two published books “Glazes and Glass Coatings” and “Understanding Glazes”. Active professionally, he is a  Past Vice president and Trustee of the American Ceramic Society, and a Past Chairman of the Whitewares Committee of ASTM International.

 

Dick and Ruth have both been interested in tracing ancestors for many years. We have visited both the Mormon Library in Salt Lake City and the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne several times for genealogical research.

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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

Next Meeting, Jan. 24.

This month’s meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society (SGS) will be held on January 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm. The program topic will be “Google Refresher: Using Google Like a Librarian”, a presentation by SGS member Sheila Lafferty.  Come and learn how to use Google more effectively in the search for your ancestors. The facility offers free access to the Internet so attendees are welcome to bring their devices to the meeting.
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, Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm: DNA and Genetic Genealogy

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On November 22, 2016, Nora Galvin will present a program on DNA and Genetic Genealogy. DNA is the one way to be absolutely sure you are related to someone. This basic lecture introduces the three types of tests done for genetic genealogy, explains what can be learned from each and who should be tested. Information is provided about the three major US companies and what tests they provide.

 

A former biology teacher and laboratory scientist, Nora started a full-time genealogy business in 2005. She specializes in Connecticut research, Irish research and genetic genealogy. Nora is active in local genealogy societies and regional professional organizations and was awarded the postnomial “Certified Genealogist” in 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.

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, Oct. 25: Learn about the Connecticut State Library

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On October 25, 2016, Gerald Seagrave, Librarian at the Connecticut State Library, will present information on materials and services available for genealogy research at the History and Genealogy Unit of the Connecticut State Library.  The presentation will include using town vital records, accessing data bases and using State archives.

Mr. Seagrave has been a Librarian at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, the Police Officer Standards and Training Council and, most recently, the Connecticut State Library.

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

Next meeting, Sept. 27: Webinar “Genealogy 101, part 3”

On Tuesday September 27, 2016 the Southington Genealogical Society will be showing part 3 of a prerecorded webinar, “Genealogy 101″  with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars” and Peggy Clemens Lauritzen.

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

“We all have an aunt or a grandmother that has a shoebox full of obituaries, funeral cards, or other old documents that sit on a dresser or closet shelf. Or, perhaps we are that person with the shoebox. These beginning genealogy sessions will show how to take what you know and what you have access to, and teach the steps involved in getting it organized and compiled into a useful genealogy that can benefit future generations.”

Session 3 – Learning how to obtain and read a record. After learning of the many ways to search for and obtain a record, we will analyze the information it may contain. We will examine some of the documents that produce the best evidence of family relationships. A small exercise in handwriting will round out this class.

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of her family’s history has never left her. With her experience as a former Family History Director, she is a frequent speaker at genealogical societies, workshops, seminars, and webinars where she loves bringing genealogy to life. Some of those would include The Ohio Genealogical Society, The Ohio State University, Brigham Young University, and many other state and local genealogy societies.

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 atsouthingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and http://southingtongenealogicalsociety.org