Ruth Shapleigh-Brown will speak to the Southington Genealogical Society Nov. 26 at 7pm about the work of the Connecticut Gravestone Network. The organization was founded in 1995 to educate and promote an appreciation for gravestone carving as a valuable art form. Members of the network are involved in cemetery preservation, recording and photographing markers and identifying carvers. Genealogists can help with one of the group’s projects by sharing any reference they find in their research pertains to gravestones – purchase, carving, installation – or to stonemasons and carvers.
The Southington Genealogical Society meets in the community room of the Orchards on Hobart Street on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December). Meetings are free and open to the public.