Next meeting, Oct. 22, 2013: Maryanne LeGrow on French Canadian Genealogy

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 and Like us on Facebook.

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