Meetings are held at 7 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December).
Note: The June 22 meeting will be held at the Southington Historical Society, 239 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489 at 7 pm.
January 26 : Pre-Recorded Webinar- Comparing the genealogy giants: ancestry.com, familysearch.org, Findmypast, MyHeritage, by Sunny Morton
February 23: Pre-Recorded Webinar- African American Genealogy Resources at the Library of Congress, by Ahmed Johnson
March 23 :Pre-recorded Webinar – How to Connect With Your Pilgrim Ancestors to Join the Mayflower Society, by Kate Eakman
April 27 : Tech Tips – SGS Members
May 25 : What are your favorite paid and free websites for genealogy? – SGS Members
See what sites were shared
June 22: Live Webinar – Bring Family History Alive in Bite-Sized Projects, by Marian Wood
July 27: Live Webinar- Topic: Adding Historical Content to Your Genealogy Research: A Hands On Approach – Kate Eakman
August 24: Share Your Stories – SGS Members
September 28: TBA
January 28: Webinar- Reconstructing an Entrepreneurial Woman’s Life: From Family Intrigue to Water Rents by Rick Sayre
February 25: Webinar- The Three Cs of Irish Research by Judith Eccles Wight
March 24 : No Meeting
April 28: Marian Wood, “Insider’s Guide to Genealogical Cousin Bait.” https://climbingmyfamilytree.blogspot.com/
May 26: Live Webinar- Online Research using a CT public library card and State Library card, Sheila Lafferty. Recording available to members.
June 23: “British Home Children”, live online presentation by Norma Cook, 7 pm. Webex link available upon request.
July 28: TBA
August 25: Rafaele Fierro, Italians in Connecticut.
Webex link available upon request.
September 22: Webinar: Cyndi’s List in Practice by Cyndi Ingle by WebEx
October 27: Dr. Walter Woodward,State Historian of Connecticut, author of Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments that Shaped a Great State
November 24: Webinar: In Black and White Finding Historical Newspapers From Around the World – by Gena Philibert-Ortega
December: No Meeting
January 22: Webinar: “Strategies for Using Family Search.org” by Shannon Combs-Bennett
February 26: Webinar, “Four Star Genealogy on a One Star Budget” by Mary Roddy
March 26: Dr. Jill Martin, “Beginning Legal Research for Genealogists”
April 23: R Franklin Donohue, “Statues, Boulders, & Monoliths: The World War One Memorials of Connecticut (& Southington)” co-hosted with Southington Historical Society. Meeting will be held at the Historical Society at 239 Main St.
May 28: Steve Courtney, author of “The Letters of Mark Twain and Joseph Hopkins Twichell”
June 25: Marian Wood, “Get the Most Out of HeritageQuest Online.”
July 23: Webinar by Peggy Lauritzen, “Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate”
August 27: SGS Members present: “Where do you go from here? Tips and strategies when you’re feeling overwhelmed with your research.”
September 24 : Family History Center Staff, “Five Minute Challenge”
October 22: Webinar, Thomas MacEntee, “DNA, Genealogy, and Privacy: Handling the Double Edged Sword”
November 26: Ruth Shapleigh Brown: Connecticut Gravestone Network
December: no meeting
January 23: Questions and conundrums. Bring your genealogy questions and problems
February 27:Webinar by Michael L. Strauss ,” The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors”
March 27: Bryna O’Sullivan, “Quebec and French-Canadian Research”
April 24: Marian Wood, “Genealogy: Free or Fee?”
May 22: Toni McKeen, “Tips and Tricks for Using Ancestry.com” – Postponed
June 26: Family Research and Cemeteries
July 24: Having Fun in Your Family Tree
September 25: Dr Joseph Lieby, “Kleindeutschland”, Little Germany German immigrant neighborhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City
October 23 : Marian Wood, “From Clues to Conclusions to Genealogical Proof”
November 27: Diana Ross McCain and Carol R. Whitmer, “Start Climbing Your Family Tree: An Introduction to Genealogy for Beginners”
January 24: Sheila Lafferty, Google Searching Refresher
February 28: Richard Eppler, How to get to Europe in your research
March 28 :Professor Jill Martin, Women’s Derivative Citizenship and its Impact
Note Date Change: April 22 (Saturday 10 am) : Site visit at the Southington Historical Center
May 23: Art Secondo, Italian Immigration
June 27: Webinar: “Censational Census Strategies” by Mary Kircher Roddy
July 25: Webinar: “Playing Nice in the Genealogy Sandbox” By Thomas MacEntee
August 22: Webinar: “50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know” by Gena Philibert-Ortega
September 26: Joe Manning, “Lewis Hine Project” : Note: 7 pm.
October 24: Janeen Bjork, “Explore Connecticut Newspapers for Genealogy”
November 28: Marian Wood, “Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past”
December: No Meeting
January 26, 2016: prerecorded webinar, “Tap into your inner private eye- 9 strategies for finding living relatives” with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Lisa Louise Cooke
February 23, 2016: CANCELED.
March 22, 2016: The Geology of Cemetery Gravestones by SGS Member Charles Dimmick.
April 26, 2016: The Webinar, “The Secret Lives of Women – Researching Female Ancestors Using the Sources They Left Behind” with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Gena Philibert Ortega .
May 24, 2016: Presentation about the Daughters of the American Revolution by members of the Katherine Gaylord Chapter of Bristol CT.
June 28, 2016: Probate Judge Matthew J. Jalowiec speaking about the probate court
July 26, 2016: Webinar: Genealogy 101 part 1
August 23, 2016: Webinar: Genealogy 101 part 2
September 27, 2016: Webinar: Genealogy 101 part 3
October 25, 2016: Gerald Seagrave, Connecticut State Library, History and Genealogy Unit
November 22, 2016: Nora Galvin, DNA and Genetic Genealogy
December : No Meeting
January 27, 2015
Webinar: Researching your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Lapioli Merriman
(canceled due to the weather)
February 24, 2015
Webinar: My Genealogy DO-Over – A Year of Learning from Research Mistakes
Presented by Thomas MacEntee
March 24, 2015
Brick Wall Workshop- Advice and assistance will be offered
April 28, 2015
Lecture by Dr. Brian Jones on Ground Penetrating Radar and the Merriman Cemetery findings.
May 26, 2015
Webinar: Researching your Italian Ancestors by Ruth Lapioli Merriman. Rescheduled from January.
June 23, 2015
Plant brothers of Plantsville by Ray Thomas
July 28, 2015
Webinar: Migration Patterns East of the Mississippi Prior to 1860. Shown with permission from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and Mary Hill.
August 25, 2015
Webinar: Irish Genealogical Records in the 17th-19th Centuries by Judith Eccles Wight
September 22, 2015: TBA
October 27, 2015: Kevin Johnson from the Connecticut State Library as Jordan Freeman, an African-American servant during the Revolutionary War.
November 24, 2015:
December 11, 2015: SGS Holiday Party
January 28, 2014
Liz Kopec on the History of Southington, 1914-WWII, Southington.
February 25, 2014
Prerecorded Webinar- “The Genealogy of Your House” by Marian Pierre-Louis.
March 25, 2014
Nora Galvin, DNA and genetic genealogy
April 22, 2014
30th Anniversary Celebration
May 27, 2014
Ruth Shapleigh-Brown, Gravestone Preservation
June 24, 2014
Prerecorded Webinar: “7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists” by Thomas MacEntee
July 22, 2014
Prerecorded Webinar: “Genealogy Evidence and Online Family Trees” by Karen Clifford
August 26, 2014
Sheila Lafferty: iPads (and tablets, smartphones) and Genealogy. 10 iPad Minis will be available for use during the session.
September 23, 2014
Richard Eppler, Topic: European Church Records
October 28, 2014
Learn to Find Your Family Roots with the Family History Center
November 25, 2014
Southington Town Clerk, Kathy Larkin
Holiday Party: Thursday, 4 December 2014
August 27, 2013
Prerecorded webinar: “Ten Hidden Resources Every Genealogist Should Know”, by Lisa Alzo.
September 24, 2013
Richard Eppler on maximizing usage of the National Archives and much more
October 22, 2013
French-Canadian Genealogy with Maryanne LeGrow
November 26, 2013
Robert Wolfe, aka Uncle Bob,. author of “Secrets of Successful Family Reunions”
December 6, 2013 (Friday) : Holiday Dinner, 6 pm. The Orchards.