Genealogy Workshop for Beginners, Sunday, May 18

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For those who would like to know more about genealogical research and the revolutionary generation, the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will sponsor a Genealogy Workshop for Beginners on Sunday, May 18 from 2-3:30 p.m. 

Genealogist and President of the Connecticut SAR Stephen Shaw will discuss how to get started in researching your family history. He'll review the various tools available to today's researcher and provide one-on-one help to those who are just starting out on their genealogical journey. 

With the advent of the internet, even more resources have become accessible to researchers without the need for costly time and travel. The workshop will provide an overview of how genealogy works and offer specific strategies on how to find information from the 18th century. 

According to Ancestry.com, about 60% of the American public has revolutionary-era ancestors in their family tree. Connecticut SAR (www.connecticutSAR.org) collects and documents the names and service records of patriot soldiers and public officials who served from 1775-1783. These records are maintained primarily for the purpose of membership applications, but they can also be used for genealogical research. 

Stephen Shaw is the President of the Connecticut SAR and has been involved in genealogy research for over thirty years, starting with his own family from New England and New York. Through his membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, Society of the Cincinnati, Colonial Wars and more, he's assisted hundreds of people with their own research over the decades. 

This program is open to all at no charge and will be held in the Meeting Room. For more information, email Stephen Shaw at SPShaw76@gmail.com or call (203) 622-7948.

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