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.


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 and

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