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After much consideration, the Library will be fully open (NO Appointment necessary) beginning August 1, 2022.  We will be open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 1-5.  Masks and fully vacinated requirements are still in place.  See you there!

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Coming:   Saturday, October 1, 2022    General Membership Meeting  


Join us via Zoom or in person (conditions permitting) on Saturday, October 1, at 1 PM for a presentation, Finding Family with DNA, by David F. Hemmings.

This talk will give you an introduction to finding living cousins and their bygone ancestors using DNA tests. It will explain the value of a DNA test for French-Canadian descendants, adoptees and those born out-of-wedlock seeking their birth family, and health & trait reports; and it will provide recommendations for some of the best analysis tools available to solve unconnected family links.


David F. Hemmings is a Past President of the Niagara, Ontario, Historical Society, a social historian who has written eight local social history books and published several more for other authors. He is also the Town Historian for Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. David has received the Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary International, and has run a monthly genetic genealogy workshop for the last 6 years in his local Public Library. In the summer of 2019, his article on 1665 and DNA Bring Families Together was published in the Connecticut Maple Leaf.


You may choose to attend this presentation via Zoom. FCGSC members will receive a link to the Zoom session via email in late summer. If conditions permit, we hope also to be able to welcome members in person to a social hour with coffee and light refreshments from 12 – 1 PM, in the meeting room of the United Congregational Church, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland, Connecticut.  The gathering will begin with a brief business meeting, and Mr. Hemmings’ presentation will start at approximately 1:45 PM.

Save the date:

17th New England Regional Genealogical Conference

3-6 May 2023

Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA


"Missing Branches Are Not the End of the Line!"


Save the date!  FCGSC will be staffing our table and we are looking for volunteers to help out.  Please call the library at 860-872-2597 and leave a message or email .  "Many hands make light work."