2016 Meeting Dates and Topics

All topics are tentative.  Please check this list to see if any changes have occurred.
2018 Schedule
  • January 13 - Member Show & Tell
  • February 10 - Marian Wood - Research Like a Pro: Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard
  • March 10 - Bryna O'Sullivan Using the Website of the National Archives and Library of Congress
  • April 14 - Toni McKeen - TBD
  • May 12 - Seema Kenney Published Genealogies
  • June 9 - TBD
  • July & August - NO MEETINGS
  • September 8 - Dick Kreitner Genealogy in Upstate New York

2017 Schedule
  • January 14 - Member Show & Tell
  • February 11 - Marian Wood - Planning a Future for your Family's Past (snowed out)
  • March 11 - Francoise Lampe - French Genealogy in France and the French Canadian Province of Quebec
  • April 8 - Bryna O'Sullivan - Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors
  • May 13 - Penny Hartzell -  Setting up a Family Tree in FamilySearch.org
  • June 10 - Toni McKeenItalian Genealogy
  • July & August - NO MEETINGS
  • September 9 - Janeen Bjork - Finding Your Family Online in Connecticut (and other) Newspapers
  • October 14 - Jerry & daughter Julianne Garry - Bring Genealogy to Life Through Sight, Sound, & Motion
  • November 11 - Marian Wood - Planning a Future for your Family's Past
  • December 2 - Holiday Party - Held at Middlebury Firehouse

2016 Schedule
  • January 9 - Member Show & Tell
  • February 13 - Marian Wood Using Facebook for Genealogy
  • March 12 - Sharon Dahlmeyer - German Genealogy
  • April 9 - Nora Galvin - Irish Genealogy
  • May 14 - Penny Hartzell Getting the Most From FamilySearch.org
  • June 11 - Toni McKeen - Finding Elusive Females
  • July & August - NO MEETINGS
  • September 10 - Toni McKeen Your Electronic Bible: Keeping Track of Your Family Information with Family Tree Maker
  • October 8 - Jaime AuletDNA & Genealogy: How Can Genealogy's Newest Tool Help With Your Search?
  • November 12 - Paul Hadzima Researching in New Jersey
  • December 3 - Holiday Party - Held at Middlebury Firehouse

2015 Schedule
  • January 10 - Member Show & Tell
  • February 14 - Mel Smith - Beyond the Barbour Records, Finding your Connecticut Ancestor in the Governmental Records
  • March 14 - Christine Gauvreau -Chronicling America
  • April 18 - Thomas Howard -A Bridge to Ancestors and to the Old Country: New England WWI Records -
  • May 9 - Toni McKeen -Tips & Tricks for Using Ancestry.com.
  • June 13 - Penny Hartzell -Creating Time Lines.
  • July & August - NO MEETINGS
  • September 12 - Marian Wood - Local Genealogy via Long Distance
  • October 10 - Mel Smith - Connecticut Probate Records, A Gold Mine for Genealogy Research
  • November 14 - Philip Hays Cousin Encounters of the Third Kind
  • December 5 - Holiday Party - Held at Middlebury Firehouse

2014 Schedule
  • January 11 - Member Show & Tell
  • February 8 - Barney Kathan - Search for Scots-Irish Roots
  • March 8 - Harlan JessupFinding Your Civil War Ancestors
  • April 12 - Marian WoodUsing Genealogy Message Boards & Blogs
  • May 10 - Joe CamposeoMeet the Town Clerk, What to Expect When Asking for Records
  • June 14 - Toni McKeenNavigating the Ships Manifests
  • July & August - NO MEETINGS
  • September 13 -Thomas Howard - Genealogical Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them
  • October 11 - Dick Kreitner Researching my German Ancestors: A Field Trip to Germany
  • November 8 - Paul Hadzima - Researching in the Old Kingdom of Hungary, Today's Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia
  • December 6 - Holiday Party

2013 Schedule
  • January 12 - Member Show & Tell
  • February 9 - Movie "Rediscovering George Washington" & Discussion of Washington's Genealogy
  • March 9 -  Jolene Mullen - Prosopography of a Cemetery (the study of the residents of a cemetery)
  • April 13 - Marcia Melnyk - Beyond the News: Using Newspapers
  • May 11 - Toni McKeen - The Vitally Important Vital Records
  • June 8 - Field trip to Ebenezer Avery House & Fort Griswold Battlefield, Groton, CT
  • July & August - NO MEETINGS
  • September 14 - Alice & Carl Charest The Godfrey Memorial Library                          
  • October 12 - Janet Maher - From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley: Early Irish Catholics
  • November 9 - Richard Tomlinson - Witchcraft Prosecution: Chasing the Devil in Connecticut
  • December 7 - Holiday Party


Meeting Time and Location

The Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club currently meets at the Prospect Library located at 17 Center Street in Prospect (see map below).  All meetings begin at 10:30 am.
17 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712