Wednesday, March 20, 2019

IMPORTANT: CHANGE TO SPRING PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Our Spring Program speaker, Chris Pagliuco, has a family activity that he needs to attend on Saturday afternoon. Accordingly, his presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. rather than 10:30. Also, the nearby Simsbury Genealogical & Historical Research Library will be open on Saturday; Spring Program attendees will have the opportunity to visit it in the afternoon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

ALL NERGC FEATURED SPEAKER WORKSHOPS ARE NOW SOLD OUT!

All of the NERGC 2019 Featured Speaker Workshops (T-133 Third Party Tools with Blaine Bettinger; F-154 Crafting Searches with Cyndi Ingle; and S-154 Evidence & Conflict with Thomas Jones) are now SOLD OUT and are closed to additional registrations. Additional workshops are getting close to full. To avoid disappointment or frustration at the conference, don't wait until the last day of "Early Bird" (February 28) to register for remaining optional Workshops and meals. Due to room capacities, optional Workshops (additional cost above the Conference registration fee) have participation limits. Waiting may result in your Workshop of choice not being available. Thank you for your understanding!

Monday, February 4, 2019

TWO NERGC FEATURED SPEAKER WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL

Two of the NERGC Featured Speaker workshops are now full and closed to additional registrations. Even the waitlists are full! Three other workshops are almost full as well. To avoid disappointment when trying to register for remaining NERGC workshops and meals, don't put off registering for the conference until just prior to the February 28 Early Bird Deadline.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

ED STRICKLAND TO SPEAK AT NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL GENEALOGICAL CONFERENCE

Edwin W. Strickland II will be representing DFAW at the upcoming 15th New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) Session S-114, "Land Records: More than Metes the Eye" on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Ed is a self-taught genealogist with over 40 years’ experience. He is a Charter member of the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, is a Past President, and has served as Genealogist for nearly 30 years; is currently a Governor of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists and is a Past Vice President and Past President; and is a Charter member of the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, for which he is a consultant for their Ancestors Road Shows. Registration for the “full conference” — Thursday, Friday, and Saturday — is $125 before February 28, 2019; $155 after March 1, 2019. Sessions start on Thursday, April 4, 2019. The 2019 Conference will also feature many activities on Wednesday, April 3 at additional cost including DNA Day, Librarians Day, Professionals Day, Society Day, Tech Day, Military Day, and a tour of several southern New Hampshire research facilities. Registering for any of the Wednesday activities does not require registering for the “full conference”. For more information or to register, go to www.NERGC.org.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

REMINDER -- FALL PROGRAM AND LUNCHEON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

A reminder that if you are interested in attending our Fall Program on Saturday, September 29 featuring Bill Hosley's presentation on "The Great River: Art & Society of the Connecticut Valley" and want the buffet luncheon, we need your reservation by Friday, September 21. Registration forms were included in the recent First Class mailing. Cost is $25 for full program and meal; $7.00 for program only. If you did not receive a form, e-mail DFAW1633@yahoo.com with the subject line "Fall Program". Walk-ins for program only are welcome; pay at the door.

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