News & Notices
Library Open Again
Our library in the Old County Courthouse will re-open for business from 1 to 4 pm. Wednesday, March 13. It will be open normal hours from then on.
We were closed for more than four months because of flaws discovered in the chimney from the oil-fired furnace, prompting fears of carbon monoxide poisoning. Attempts to fix the problem failed, mostly because a massive pile of granite boulders was in the way. The boulders, placed when the 1822 courthouse was erected, once supported a large fireplace and hearth.
The solution was to replace the old furnace with a propane boiler vented through the back wall of the building, much like a clothes dryer is vented. Hot water will be provided by an electric on-demand system.
Preparations for NERGC conference in April
Keep up with updates on the next New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) by calling up its E-zine (on-line magazine).
The latest issue is at http://nergc.org/E-zine_4and5_2013.pdf. You can see previous issues by substituting the “4and5” with “1,” “2,” or “3.”
Broader information and the conference program are available at http://nergc.org.
The conference will take place April 17 to 21 at the Radisson Hotel and Expo Center in Manchester, N.H. The schedule includes 60 lectures on a wide range of genealogical topics.
Our Society is one of 23 Participating Societies helping put on the event.
The original FCGSC Messageboard has been incorporated into the website. All the messages from 2002 to the present are available for you to research. Please take note; we are not guaranteeing the accuracy of any of the contact information.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Society.
Maple Leaflet Now On Line
The Maple Leaflet, the newsletter of the French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut, is now available on line. Simply click on Maple Leaflet in the list at left.
The issues are organized by year. Click on the series (year) you want, then click on the issue you want.
The Leaflet comes out four times a year –– March, June, September and December.
Each issue contains articles about our guest speakers, both in advance of their appearance but also afterward so you can read what they talked about.
You'll also find news about the society's activities and lists of new additions to our holdings as well as the many repertoires and other items we have for sale.
Surnames Researched by Members
As part of our ongoing website update we will be adding names to the list over the next few weeks. This change allows you to search the list to find only the surname you are interested in researching.
This is a time consuming effort so please be patient.