Saturday, December 15, 2012

Society Saturday: Connecticut Ancestry Society and Southwestern Connecticut

  I thought I knew about most of the Connecticut genealogy societies, but as it turns out, I was wrong. If you had family from Southwestern Connecticut (near Stamford), there's a society just for you. The Connecticut Ancestry Society was founded in 1954. Most of their work is locally oriented: they run regular workshops and advocate for records preservation. However, if you're cross-country, there may still be a reason to join. Their scholarly journal publishes articles on families in that region. It may even include yours!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the information. My Sherwood family came from Stamford. In fact my 3rd great grandfather's name is recorded in the St. John Episcopal Church in downtown Stamford where he was baptized. I have followed the Sherwoods from Westport, Stamford, Dan Town (now under a reservoir) in North Stamford, and Pound Ridge, just over the border (and many more places). I've been back there three years running to do research in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania. Next year will open a new blog about my experiences on those trips. This first post can be found by a link in my current blog.