Archive for October, 2012

Wordless Wednesday = Sanders – Fryher Photo Album – Image 43

Posted by Jim Sanders on Wednesday, 31 October, 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.

This is a tin type photo.
Sanders - Fryher Photo Genealogy - New Britain, Connecticut - image 43

Society Saturday – Naugatuck (Connecticut) Historical Society

Posted by Jim Sanders on Saturday, 27 October, 2012

Many of the readers to my blog know about my interest in local historical societies. You can often find many hidden genealogy nuggets in these great resources. The Naugatuck (Connecticut) Historical Society located at 195 Water Street in Naugatuck, CT is one of those.

The first Thursday of each month the museum is now open to the public from 6-8pm. Each month a different theme will help make history come alive for your family. Regular admission fees apply, $2 per person or free for members.

The research library at the museum contains the following items which might be of interest for those looking for ancestors who were from Naugatuck, Connecticut.

  • City Directoires — Naugatuck City Directories from 1891
  • Town Reports — Naugatuck Town Reports from 1871
  • Yearbooks —Naugatuck High School Yearbooks from 1924
  • Census — Census of the Town of Naugatuck from 1877
  • Maps — Various maps with names, one from 1868
  • Catalogue reference files — Various file folders of persons and companies from Naugatuck
  • Civil war letters — from Asaph Tyler to his wife Josephione Hotchkiss
  • Account Books — various account books from the Lauren Ward (a clock maker) company from 1866

If you have ancestors from the town of Naugatuck, be sure to check out the Naugatuck Historical Society. You can also find them on Facebook. Naugatuck Historical Society Facebook


Follow Friday – One Rhode Island Family

Posted by Jim Sanders on Friday, 26 October, 2012

The One Rhode Island Family Blog is a blog I read every so often. I first found it when I was checking into some of my ancestors who had roots within Rhode Island. Rhode Island has a wealth of genealogy resources and settlements in Rhode Island date back to the earliest colonial times in New England.

The One Rhode Island Blog explores families and resources through the state of Rhode Island. There are more than forty blog topics and/or family categories. The blog typically posts at least one entry per month. These posts can be quite lengthy and full of information. If you have any connections to Rhode Island, be sure to check out this blog.


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Follow Friday – Genealogy Tip of the Day

Posted by Jim Sanders on Friday, 19 October, 2012

The Genealogy Tip of the Day Blog offers short but very useful tips each and every day. The tips can range from using newspapers, utilizing local local records to so much more. I make it a point to check out what the Genealogy Tip of the Day is every day. Somedays it’s a goldmine to help me find that hidden genealogy nugget.

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