Archive for September, 2012

Wordless Wednesday = Sanders – Fryher Photo Album – Image 34

Posted by Jim Sanders on Wednesday, 19 September, 2012

This photo comes from a 19th century Sanders & Fryher Photo album. If you can identify the date, age of the individual or who the person is, please post a remark about it.

Sanders - Fryher Photo Genealogy - New Britain, Connecticut - image 34


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Society Saturday – Fairfield Country CT – Historical Societies

Posted by Jim Sanders on Saturday, 15 September, 2012

Local historical societies are often a great place to find hidden genealogy nuggets. They work to find and preserve the history and heritage of their local communities. They provide a number of programs to help educate the community about the history of the local area. Below are a few upcoming events from historical societies in Fairfield County, CT.

From the Brookfield Historical Society;
September 19 – Museum Program – The Titanic before the collision…
September 23 – Brookfield Farmfest – Blacksmithing Demonstration and much more!

From the Danbury Museum and Historical Society
September 21-22-23 – Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall: A time to Remember, to Reflect, to Heal
October 28 – Witches in Connecticut

From the Darien Historical Society;
September 21 – Free wine and cheese reception

From the Fairfield Museum and History Center;
September 25 – Connecticut in the Civil War

From the Monroe Historical Society;
October 21 – Haunted Halloween

From the Newtown Historical Society;
September 30 – 5th Annual “CHILDREN’S DAY” at the Little Red School House

From the Rowayton Historical Society;
September 15 – A Rowayton Civil War Encampment

From the Shelton Historical Society;
October 6 – Civil War Living History

From the Trumbull Historical Society;
September 16 – “The Life and Legacy of P.T. Barnum.”
October 21 – “New England’s Other Witch Hunt”
October 27 – “Pequonnock River Valley Hike”
November 4th – “Soldier and Civilian Accounts of Gettysburg”

From the Westport Historical Society;
October 6 – Saugatuck Walking Tour
October 27 – Do You Have a Treasure in Your Attic?

From the Weston Historical Society;
September 24 – Weston House Tour

From the Wilton Historical Society;
September 22 – Lambert House Walking Tour

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Links to Historical Societies in Conneticut


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Follow Friday – The Genealogue

Posted by Jim Sanders on Friday, 14 September, 2012

The Genealogue is a genealogy blog I stumbled upon quite some time ago. The first blog post is way back in May of 2005. There were regular blog posts right up until April 2010. Since then though there has only been one blog post and that was is June 2012.

Even though there are no regular blog posts any more, the archived blog posts are good. The most recent post was entitled Ancestry DNA and a Possible Faux-Pa. Since I really don’t know a lot about using DNA for ancestry, I found that blog post to be a very interesting read. Perhaps there are some surprises when you use DNA or perhaps DNA tests need to be refined a bit to be really useful.

There are more than one thousand archived blog posts. However there are no categories or tags shown. If you’re looking for information about a particular subject, you’ll need to use the blog search. Doing a blog search for “census” turned up quite a number of posts, some of which I found very interesting. Having categories or tags would be a bit more useful, but finding relevant and interesting posts with the search feature is pretty easy.

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Wordless Wednesday = Sanders – Fryher Photo Album – Image 33

Posted by Jim Sanders on Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

This photo comes from a 19th century Sanders & Fryher Photo album. If you can identify the date, age of the individual or who the person is, please post a remark about it.

Sanders - Fryher Photo Genealogy - New Britain, Connecticut - image 33


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