Genealogy Road Show
October 30, 2010, 9 AM - 1 PM
On Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Windsor Historical Society will sponsor a Genealogy Road
Show with experienced genealogists who are members of the
Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council. They will
give individual consultations along with help and advice on
problems and challenges you have encountered in the pursuit
of genealogy. Twenty-five-minute appointments are available
on the hour and half hour with each of the six consultants.
Cost for each consultation is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors
and students, and $4 for WHS members. Schedule your
appointment in advance by calling Windsor Historical Society
at 860/ 688-3813. Reservations should be made by October
29 to assure sufficient time with the expert(s) of your
choice. However, we will make every effort to accommodate
drop-ins if space allows.
Genealogy, the fastest growing hobby in North America, is a
quest to uncover a trail into your ancestry and link
forebears together on a family tree. Genealogists find
that historical artifacts and documents become pieces of a
complex and fascinating puzzle that shows you where you came
from and who you are. Inevitably, experienced as well as
inexperienced genealogists hit snags – even brick walls.
All of the consultants appearing at the Road Show have spent
many years working in this field, are familiar with area
libraries and other research repositories, and have
researched a wide variety of problems. They are well
prepared to help you break through those genealogical brick
walls. Consultants include:
Thomas Howard of East Granby whose specialties are
immigration links, dead-ends, and Irish genealogy.
Virginia Howard of East Granby who handles 17th
through 20th century genealogy research. Her
specialties are Connecticut searches and immigrant research,
especially Irish and Polish.
Irene Lambert, Master Graphologist, can analyze your
ancestor’s handwriting and what it reveals about their
James Leatherbee of East Haddam handles genealogical
research requests from the Colonial to modern periods.
Olivia Patch of Tolland covers Connecticut and
Southern Massachusetts. Her specialty is French Canadian
Edwin Strickland of New Britain specializes in
Colonial New England, lineage societies, and is the
genealogist for the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient
Windsor. Ed taught an introduction to genealogy series at
Windsor Historical Society three years ago.
You should bring as much information as you can to help the
experts advise you on your genealogical quest. Windsor
Historical Society’s research library will be open
throughout the day. Parking is available in the Windsor
Discovery Center and First Church parking lots and around
Palisado Green. This is a wonderful opportunity for
genealogists so book your slot now.