Genealogy Road Show
July 11, 2015
10 AM - 2 PM
Join us in Windsor
Historical Society’s air-conditioned meeting room on
Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a
Genealogy Road Show with members of the Connecticut
Professional Genealogists Council. 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 get you started, and to
help you break through those genealogical brick
walls. Twenty-five minute consultations will be
offered on the hour and half-hour. Consultants
who specializes in Massachusetts lines, court
records, and document analysis;
who can help with Connecticut records, New
England-wide records, court records, document
analysis and Irish genealogy;
certified graphoanalyst, specializes in
providing information on the personality of an
ancestor through the study of their
handwriting. Bring a copy of your ancestor’s
handwriting with you.
will help you with all genealogical problems.
She specializes in French-Canadian ancestors.
covers Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts.
She also specializes in French-Canadian
Strickland specializes in Connecticut
ancestry, lineage society requirements, and
Thompson specializes in lineage society
requirements, Mayflower and American
In addition, from
10-11 a.m., Edwin Strickland (an engaging and
enthusiastic presenter) will give an optional
presentation in the Society’s library called “The
Mythical Trunk in the Attic”. The program designed
for beginners and anyone who wants a refresher is
designed around an old trunk filled with some of his
own family artifacts -- things you are likely to
find stored in your home: a family bible, copies of
birth, death, and marriage certificates, obituary
clippings, photograph albums, inscribed napkin
rings. He will show you how these artifacts and
documents are pieces of a fascinating puzzle that
shows you where you came from and who you are. Why
do people get started on genealogy? What mistakes
do people tend to make when they are self-taught?
(Ed wants you to know he’s made many of them!) You
may elect to attend just this presentation, attend
in conjunction with a consultation of your choice,
or just book a consultation.
You may make
appointments for several consultations if you wish.
Cost for program (1 consultation plus optional Ed
Strickland presentation) is $6 for adults, $5 for
seniors and students, and $4 for WHS members.
Additional consultations are extra. Schedule your
appointment in advance by calling Windsor Historical
Society at 860/ 688-3813. Reservations should
be made by July 10 to assure sufficient time with
the expert(s) of your choice. However, we will make
every effort to accommodate drop-ins if space allows.
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 everyone
interested in family history, so book your slot now.