Monday, April 11, 2016

Godfrey Memorial Library Overview

April 23, 2016  at the French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut  United Congregational Church on the green in Tolland, from 1-3 PM

Godfrey Memorial Library Overview This presentation highlights unique and out of print resources available onsite and online at the Godfrey Memorial Library. The Godfrey houses over 200,000 books and resources for researching genealogy, biography and history. Many of the materials in our collection are unique records and family histories donated by patrons. 

The American Genealogical Biographical Index, (compiled by our founder) is a 226 volume index of approximately 4 million references in over 800 books, most now out of print. The Godfrey also owns the copyright to the complete set of Boston Transcript genealogy query and answer columns, which ran four times a week from 1896 to 1941. 

We have the research collection of The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants and numerous DAR and Mayflower resources. The presentation will focus on examples of information found in these materials and how to use them for research. 

The presenter: Bryna O'Sullivan is a reference assistant at Godfrey Memorial Library. A history major in college, her interests in genealogy include the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and various countries, such as Canada, Ireland, Poland, and Italy. She holds a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University’s online program, plus other certificates from various genealogical societies and institutes. 

Bryna is proficient in French and teaches (non-credit) enrichment classes in genealogy and French offered through Middletown Adult Education. Bryna is a chapter member of the Wadsworth Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

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