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ASCH Conference: Work and Working People in Connecticut
Saturday - November 1 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Capitol Community College

This Association for the Study of Connecticut History conference will cover the working life of residents in various industries.  More information at:

http://asch-cthistory.org/contact2  or e-mail info@ASCH-cthistory.org


Story Barn:  Victory
Friday - October 17 - 6:30 PM
Greenwich Historical Society

As part of the Greenwich Reads Together program, several speakers will
talk about their experiences based on the concept of victory.
Call 203-869-6899 for more information.

 


CORRECTION - NEWSPAPER RESEARCH

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Genealogy: Newspaper Research Resources

Saturday - September 27 - 10:30 AM

*Cos Cob Library

Ms. Janeen Bjork will talk about using newspapers to find stories about your family and ancestors.  Free and open to the public.

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Genealogy for Beginners
Sunday - May 18 - 2 PM
Greenwich Library

Stephen Shaw, President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, will speak on genealogy, and give one-on-one help to people reasearching their ancestors. This free program is open to the public.

 

The Embrace of Unreason
Thursday - May 18 - 5 PM
Byram Shubert Library

Author Frederick Brown talks about the political, social and religious aspects in France during the war years from 1914 to 1945.  Free and open to all.

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Crafting Life Stories
Thursday - March 27 - 6:30 PM
Greenwich Library

This 7-week workshop will teach you how to document your life stories.  Journalist and author Joan Motyka will lead the group. 

Call (203) 625-6533 to pre-register.  Free.

 


Intermediate Genealogy Research
Saturday - March 29 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library

Genealogist Anthony Lauriano returns to talk about obtaining records to research ancestors. Great for beginners as well as seasoned sleuths. Free.

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Researching Your Irish Ancestors in NYC
Cos Cob Library - Saturday - April 13 - 10:30 AM

Mr. Robert Buggy will describe various resources in New York City
that you can use to find your ancestors.

Free program.  No registration required.  Open to all ages.

 

A Box of Photos Tells No Tales: Preserving Family History
Bush-Holley Historical Site - Thursday - April 18 - 6:30 PM

Mr. Peter Savigny talks about the latest trend in preserving family
history - using photos in a Ken Burns-like storytelling video.

Admission free.  Call (203) 869-6899 Ext 10 for reservations.

 
Preserving Your Personal Photos and Documents
Cos Cob Library - Saturday - April 27 - 10:30 AM

Mr. Marco Tourno of Images in Old Greenwich will explain how to
select photographs and documents for preservation.

Free program. No registration required. Open to all ages.


Landmarks 25th Anniversary Celebration
The Belle Haven Club - Sunday - April 28 - 5 to 7 PM

This program sponsored by the Greenwich Historical Society explains
how 272 structures have been plaqued as historical buildings.  Plaques will
be presented to newly designated structures - including the Belle Haven Club.

Call (203) 869-6899 for more information.

 


 

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A Byram Love Story:  Anna and Dan Janesky in 1938
Byram Shubert Library
Saturday - March 23, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Author Nancy Priestly talks about her parents, who lived and loved in Byram during the 1930s.

She'll talk about her recent book, that uses Byram history as a backdrop, titled "I'll Never Leave You".


 

Genealogy: Researching Your Irish Ancestors in NYC
Cos Cob Library
Saturday - April 13, 2013 - 10:30 am

The Friends of Cos Cob Library presents the first of two genealogical programs for the month of April.

Mr. Joseph Buggy will discuss how to use various resources in the City to research your irish ancestors.


 

Genealogy:  Preserving Your Past - Photographs and Documents
Cos Cob library
Saturday - April 27, 2013 - 10:30 AM

The second genealogical program deals with handling of family photos, letters, etc.

Local businessman Marco Torno explains how to select materials to preserve and how to take care of them.

 

These programs are free and open to the public.

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Genealogy Program

Genealogist Toni McKeen will be at the Cos Cob Library this Saturday,  May 19th, at 10:30 am to talk about  " Finding Your Relatives in the 1940 US Census".  Volunteers are still inputting data, and only a few states can now be searched by last name.  Find out how you can best access data on your ancestors.

 

Art at the Bush-Holley Historic Site

Don't forget about the Greenwich Community Artist Series at the Bush-Holley Site on Strickland Road.  The exhibit celebrates the work of local contemporary artists, who work in a variety of media.  Currently the works of Elizabeth Littman, Geraldine Marcenyac, Chitra Ramcharandas and Elizabeth Vazquez  are being featured.  The exhibit will run through July 5th.

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