Next Meeting: Nora Galvin on DNA and genetic genealogy, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend an admission-free presentation by Nora Galvin on DNA and genetic genealogy at The Orchards hosted by the Southington Genealogical Society on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

Nora Galvin is a former secondary-school science teacher and research scientist at a major pharmaceutical company where she worked using DNA.  Her science background allows her to combine DNA technology with conventional genealogical research for a more comprehensive understanding of ancestral history.

Nora Galvin holds a B.S. in biology from Ohio State University and a Masters from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.  She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, New England chapter program chair; Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, the president of Connecticut Ancestry Society and a member of the publication committee for the Connecticut Society of Genealogists.  Her website is Aunt Lizzie’s Trunk.

7:30 p.m., March 25th at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart Street, Southington, Connecticut.

Next Meeting: November 26, 2013 @ 7:30 pm Topic: Family Reunions

Want to pass on your family values and traditions?  Have a Family Reunion. Family reunions are not only about catching up and getting reacquainted; they are about preventing the generational loss of family values and traditions.  They enable the building of family legacies.   The November meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society, will feature guest speaker Robert Wolfe a.k.a. Uncle Bob, author of Secrets of Successful Family Reunions.

The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, November 26, 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.

With sixty years of planning and organizing family reunions, forty of which were annual, it is safe to say Uncle Bob qualifies as an expert on the subject.  He will explain the entire process of planning, organizing, and executing a successful Family Reunion.  He will both inform and entertain.

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 southingtongenealogicalsociety@gmail.com and visit us at southingtongenealogicalsociety.org.  Like us on Facebook.

 

Next SGS Meeting: Findagrave.com

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This month’s meeting of the Southington Genealogical Society (SGS) on July 23, 2013  is “Findagrave.com: the Virtual Cemetery”, a presentation by SGS member Sheila Lafferty.  Attendees will learn how findagrave.com can help with their search for ancestors and how they can volunteer and contribute to the site to help others.

The SGS meeting will be held at The Orchards at Southington in their second floor community room on Tuesday, July 23, 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.

Sheila A. Lafferty is the director of the University of Connecticut Torrington Campus Library. She regularly offers an introductory class in genealogy for students at UConn and at area adult education programs. This program is offered as a service of the University of Connect Libraries and the Torrington Campus Speakers Bureau.