Wednesday, March 28, 2018

REMINDER -- APRIL 7 DFAW SPRING PROGRAM AND LUNCHEON

DFAW's Spring Program and Luncheon featuring Cornelia Dayton speaking on "Madness, Mayhem, and Murder in Early Windsor" is coming up on Saturday, April 7. All are welcome. Cost is $25.00 for program and luncheon; $7.00 program only. Although the official registration deadline is this Friday, March 30, we can add a few more reservations up to next Monday, April 2. If you would like more information or haven't yet registered but would like to attend, please email DFAW1633@yahoo.com with the subject heading "DFAW Luncheon".

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SAVE THE DATE - SPRING MEETING APRIL 7, 2018

Save the date! This year's Spring Program and Luncheon will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 in the Fellowship Hall of the Wapping Community Church, South Windsor. Our speaker will be Dr. Cornelia Dayton from the History Department of the University of Connecticut, whose talk will be "Madness, Mayhem, and Murder in Early Windsor." This talk will explore how residents of Windsor reacted and coped when extreme depression, psychosis, or milder mental afflictions caused fellow townspeople or visiting strangers to behave oddly or violently. She will highlight both well-known and “hidden” episodes from the early 1700s to the 1840s. www.ancientwindsor.org

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

For our Fall program and Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 24, we return to the accessible Windsor Historical Society. Our speaker will be State Historian Walter Woodward, whose topic will be "The Cost of Battles Not Fought: Wars and Rumors of War in Early New England." This thought-provoking and image-rich presentation looks at the role rumors played in the early wars between English settlers and the native people whose land they occupied, focusing on the first and most shocking of these conflicts - the Pequot War of 1636-1637.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

REMINDER -- NERGC 2015 EARLY BIRD DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 28

The New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) is just around the corner, 15-18 April at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The conference will include more than 90 lectures by speakers including Judy G. Russell, "The Legal Genealogist"; Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems Podcast; and Genealogy Roadshow host Joshua Taylor, as well as Librarians and Teachers Day, Tech Day, Ancestors Roadshow, Special Interest Groups, workshops, and a bonus track of presentations in the Exhibit Hall. DFAW's Genealogist, Edwin Strickland, will be presenting Session F-224, "Westmoreland: Connecticut's Lost County" and DFAW's President, Richard Roberts will be presenting Session S-306, "Genealogical Resources and Services at the Connecticut State Library". Why pay full price? Save 20% by registering now! NERGC Early Bird registration deadline is this Saturday, February 28th. To register online or download the Program Brochure, go to www.nergc.org. See you in Providence!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

FEBRUARY 2015 MAILINGS HAVE GONE OUT

Our February First Class mailing with the registration form for our March 14 program and meeting, information on how YOU can help at our booth in the NERGC Exhibit Hall April 16-18, and dues reminder (if applicable) went out last Thursday, February 5. The Winter 2015 (February) issue of the Newsletter was mailed today. It includes reminders about our March 14 meeting and the upcoming New England Regional Genealogical Conference, a genealogical article about the founders of the Loomis Chaffee School, and more. Not a member? E-mail dfaw1633@yahoo.com and ask for membership information.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

HELP MAKE THE DFAW MEMBER-GET-A-MEMBER CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS

Back on October 1, 2014 we rolled out the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign. Many thanks to those of you who have referred new members, requested a packet to “gift” a membership to a family member, or offered to distribute and share information with others to help us meet our goal. The time is right. Interest in genealogy and access to information about lineage is at an all time high. And, the number of descendants of the Founders exponentially grows with each generation added. You are in a good position to help us spread the word about the benefits of DFAW! Who better to “grow” the organization than YOU who experience the benefits and have a stake in DFAW’s health and vitality. PLEASE FIND A WAY TO HELP MAKE THIS CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION Request your Member-Get-A-Member-Campaign Packet today by Email: DFAW1633@yahoo.com

Thursday, January 15, 2015

HOLD THE DATE -- SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Hold the date! This year's "Spring" Program and Luncheon will be held a week early -- on Saturday, March 14, 2015 -- at the East Granby Congregational Church. Our speaker will be Mel Smith from the History and Genealogy Unit of the Connecticut State Library, who will be giving a presentation on "Beyond the Barbour Collection, Finding Your Ancestors in Connecticut Governmental Documents!" Watch for registration information in the February Newsletter and First Class mailing.