Coming up, July 26 & Aug. 23 : Webinars: “Genealogy 101”

On Tuesday, July 26 and August 23, 2016 the Southington Genealogical Society will be showing prerecorded webinars, “Genealogy 101″ parts 1 & 2 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.

Part 1 , July 26, 2016– Getting Started on the Right Foot. All of us know at least a bit of information about our family. It may be something we have heard, or something we have and don’t know how it can help us. We will start out learning about information from an obituary, and entering the facts into the Legacy Family Tree software.
Part 2, August 23, 2016 – Using Compiled Sources. There are many opportunities to view what has been researched before. Some of those collections include compiled genealogies and heritage books, and online compilations. We will look at some ways to discover if the previous research is credible and can aid in our own family history research.

 

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

Next Meeting, June 28, 2016: Probate Judge Matt Jalowiec

On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016,  Probate Judge Matt Jalowiec  will be the guest speaker for the Southington Genealogical Society monthly meeting.

Matthew J. Jalowiec obtained his Juris Doctor at Quinnipiac College School of Law in 2000. While pursuing his JD he also studied international law at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland. Prior to his legal education Judge Jalowiec obtained a B.S. in Marketing at the University of New Haven.

Jalowiec was elected Judge of Probate for the 18th Probate District of Connecticut which consists of the towns of Cheshire and Southington in 2010. In said capacity he serves over 75,000 residents on matters ranging from estates, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships of children and termination of parental rights. Judge Jalowiec was re-elected in 2014 for another four year term as Judge of Probate.

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

Next meeting, April 26, 2016: Webinar: “Secret Lives of Women”

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 the Southington Genealogical Society will be showing a prerecorded webinar, “The Secret Lives of Women – Researching Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind” with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Gena Philibert Ortega. The webinar was originally presented on July 1, 2015.

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

“How do you research the women in your family tree? In some of the same ways you research men but you also have to consider what documents and items were left behind by women. In this lecture we look at the specific trail women left including signature quilts, community cookbooks, journals and diaries.”

Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter.

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

Next meeting, March 23. The Geology of Cemetery Gravestones

Next meeting, 3/22 at 7:30. SGS member Charles W. Dimmick will be speaking about the geology of cemetery gravestones. He will cover how headstones are made, the types of materials used in their construction and how they weather.
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
 
Mr. Dimmick is a Professor of Geology Emeritus, having retired from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in 2005 after 40 years of teaching. He is a Certified Professional Geologist, and served for three years as national editor for the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).

Next meeting, Jan. 26, 2016: Webinar. “Tap Into Your Inner Private Eye – 9 Strategies for Finding Living Relatives”

presenter-llcooke“Learn the techniques that Private Investigators use to track down missing people. These strategies will help you find those elusive living relatives who just may hold the key to your brick wall or possess that treasured photo you’ve been looking for.”

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 the Southington Genealogical Society will be showing a prerecorded webinar, “Tap into your inner private eye- 9 strategies for finding living relatives” with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Lisa Louise Cooke . The webinar was originally presented on Jan. 6, 2016.

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.

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company.  She is producer and host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, the popular online genealogy audio show as well as the Family History: Genealogy Made Easy podcast, both available at www.GenealogyGems.com, in iTunes, and through the Genealogy Gems app. Her podcast episodes bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists and have been downloaded over 1 million times.

Lisa Louise Cooke has granted permission to us to show this video presentation. You can visit her at her website www.GenealogyGems.com where you can:
  • listen to her free Genealogy Gems podcast
  • sign up for her free newsletter which includes a free bonus cheat sheet on Google Search
  • and find her books The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition (2015)  and her brand new book Mobile Genealogy: How to Use Your Tablet and Smartphone for Family History Research (2016).

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

Leaf Cleanup- Merriman Cemetery Saturday Nov 21 10 a.m.

Please help! The society will meet on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Merriman Cemetery on Marion Ave, Plantsville for leaf cleanup.
Bring your rakes, gloves, gas leaf blowers, tarps and join us for the fun.

The rain date is the following Saturday. November 28.

Please RSVP to southingongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com if you are planning to come.