Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Genealogy Lessons at New Haven Public Library

The public is invited to a 2-part series, LESSONS IN GENEALOGY, with a focus on researching African-American resources, at New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St.


Part 1: Saturday, Nov. 5, 3-4:30 pm: History of a Northern Black Family. Sisters Adeline Tucker and Alene Smith will describe their research that uncovered information about their ancestors, and resulted in their book, "LIVE, LABOR LOVE: THE HISTORY OF A NORTHERN FAMILY 1700-19OO."

More than a family history, their story gives historical substance  to the role African-Americans played in the development of the life of our country, especially the African-American roots that are buried deep in many small northern towns of Connecticut and New York.


Part 2: Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 am-noon: Genealogy Research Techniques. This workshop will help researchers take the first steps in genealogy research, demonstrating how to locate a variety of genealogy records including marriage, probate, land grant, and military records. Presenter William Fothergill, MA, MSW, CPC, LPC, is a member of the counseling faculty at Central Connecticut State University and has a private practice in Hartford. He has presented at several conferences on the lives of early Colonial New England people of color. He is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, an honor bestowed upon him after proving his direct lineal ancestry to a Connecticut soldier in the American Revolution. Mr. Fothergill specializes in African-American, Native American New England populations, and Colonial Wars.


There is no charge for these programs. For information and to register, please leave your name and phone number at 203-946-7430.

AT MAIN LIBRARY:   Oct. 25, 6-7:30 pm--Writing Workshop with Sandi Shelton (aka Maddie Dawson). $5, bring your own writing materials and prepare to start/make progress on your book! Register online or call 203-946-8835.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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