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 October!
Upcoming Meeting News

At our October meeting Jerry and Julianne Garry will present “Bringing Genealogy to Life through Sight, Sound and Motion,“ addressing the challenge of communicating genealogy findings across generations. Today’s digital generation is accustomed to using the Internet, video, and smart phones as their primary education and communication vehicles. Many are unaware of the challenge genealogists face representing an earlier age with limited documentation, artifacts, or photography. How do you capture the attention of the next generation and hand down precious family research? There are many tools and techniques that can help you bridge this divide. This presentation will show you how one father and daughter team joined forces to turn genealogical research into family heirlooms that appeal across generations through print and video. They will discuss the process and tools used to go from research and initial story writing to publishing perfect bound books and creating videos. A 30-minute video will be shown, followed by a discussion highlighting a few methods, tips and tricks to get you started.