News from and about NVGC

Welcome New Members!

PBS has begun their new season of Finding Your Roots!  The first episode features actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin.  The second episode features actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams.  To find the complete list of stars visit the official website.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Nancy Kathan, the daughter of past president Barney Kathan.  Click her to view her obituary. 

Birthday Corner

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

In May, after a quick business meeting, Glenn Gawkowski of Genealogical Researcher, LLC, will be presenting, "Genealogical Research for Legal Purposes - Stories from the Field."  Glenn will present how genealogy can be applied to real estate, probate, and other legal matters as shown through actual case examples.

Glenn Gawkowski has over 20 years performing genealogical research for legal purposes and is married with three children.  He holds a Certificate in Genealogy Basics from Eastern CT  State University, Certificate in Genealogy from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, Certificate in Forensic Science from the American Institute of Applied Science, and a Certificate in Title Searching from Fairfield University.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, the Connecticut Gravestone Network, the Godfrey Memorial Library, the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Rhode Island Historical Society.  Glenn is a Registered Genealogical Researcher with the State of Maine Vital Records Division and he is listed in the Public Document Retrievers Year Book.