November 23: Godfrey Memorial Library Resources

The Society invites all to an online webinar program on the Godfrey Memorial Library Resources presented by Carol Ansel at 7 pm, November 23.

The Godfrey Memorial Library was founded in 1947 by Fremont Rider, retired Head librarian at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut who had a keen interest in genealogy. He started out by donating his own personal collection of material, which amounted to
over 800 books. The collection expanded and grew from there, today comprising over 40,000 works.

In addition to genealogies and biographies, the library offers vital records, local town and county histories, city directories, military muster rolls, family Bible records, and unique collections like the Laput Cemetery Collection, with its data and photos for gravestones in 1,030 Connecticut cemeteries (and counting).

We will introduce you to “The Scholar,” the online research element of the library, and show you how to search it effectively, with an emphasis on the collections which are unique to us.

Non-members can email southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com to request the meeting link.

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