News from and about NVGC

Welcome New Members!

PBS is airing the season premiere of Finding Your Roots on October 3rd!  Tune in to learn more about the ancestors of Aziz Ansari, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Schumer, Ted Danson and more.  To find the complete list of stars visit the official website.

The Connecticut genealogy community lost a great friend on February 28, 2016.  Thomas Howard was a frequent guest speaker at our meetings and will be greatly missed.  To read his full obituary, click here.  

Birthday Corner

Happy Birthday to all of our members who have birthdays in the month of February!
Upcoming Meeting News

In February, after a quick business meeting, Marian Wood will present Research Like a Pro: Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard.  Take your research to the next level by learning to apply the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) to your toughest family history challenges.  This presentation will demonstrate how to arrive at a solid conclusion by (1) carefully defining and researching the question, (2) citing specific sources, (3) analyzing and correlating relevant data, (4) resolving any conflicting details, and (5) documenting the proof argument.  Get new ideas for researching like a pro by seeing the GPS in action.

Marian Wood is a textbook author, avid genealogist, and genealogy blogger who has been researching family history for 20 years  She is a frequent speaker at genealogy clubs in Connecticut and Westchester County, NY.