Friday, January 28, 2011


For our Spring Luncheon on Saturday, March 26, 2011, we return to the First Congregational Church of South Windsor. During the registration and social hour, our Registrar, Olivia Patch and our Genealogist, Edwin Stirckland, will be available to answer questions about the DFAW Lineage process.

Our morning speaker will be Al Boehm, presenting “The Story Behind the 1633 Plymouth Trading Post,” based on his research for the Windsor Exchange Club’s phone book cover art in 2008. He will follow Edward Winslow of the Plymouth Colony, who in early July 1632 led a crew exploring the Connecticut River by sail to determine the potential for trade and colonization. Following an amazing and unpredictable set of events during the 1630s, the site he selected near the confluence of the Connecticut and Farmington Rivers grew from a trading post to a town within the Colony of Connecticut.

Our luncheon buffet includes Tossed Garden Salad with House Dressing, Penne Pasta Marinara with Italian meatballs, ,Grilled Boneless Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce, Mixed Green Beans and Carrots, Roasted Red Potatoes, Dinner rolls and butter.

Our afternoon program features a 45-minute presentation by Irene Lambert, who will offer basic information on the keys to understanding the handwriting strokes that reveal so much about the personality of the writer. The size of the writing, slants, and various strokes will be introduced and explained. These scientific analysis methods are proven to accurately reveal information about our ancestors. Emotions, thinking patterns, fears, and how we cope with our fears are a few of the areas that can be interpreted through handwriting analysis. This tool enables us to know and understand our ancestors and our heritage. The generic term for handwriting analysis is Graphology, which can be found in the Library of Congress in the Psychology Section. It has become widely accepted as a beneficial skill. Irene Lambert is Master Certified as a Graphoanalyst by the International Graphoanalysis Society and has been teaching and lecturing about handwriting analysis since 1987.

Following her formal program, attendees will have an opportunity for short (about 10 minutes) individual sessions with Irene. Bring a hand-written document and what you already know about the person who wrote it for discussion at the one-on-one. There will also be an opportunity to meet with our Genealogist, Ed Strickland, our Registrar, Olivia Patch, or our Membership Secretary Pam Roberts or to talk with Ruth Shapleigh-Brown about colonial gravestones and gravestone carvers.

Friday, January 21, 2011

NERGC Early Bird Deadline is February 15!

Don't miss the chance to register for the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) before the Early Bird Deadline ends. Save $25 by registering before February 15th! At NERGC you'll find: Keynote Speakers: John Philip Colletta & Paul Milner; Over 60 other Speakers; Society Fair; Socializing & Networking; S...pecial Workshops; Special Interest Groups; Ancestors Road Show; and much more. See