The CT Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Gen. David Humphrey's Branch is sponsoring a Genealogy Workshop at the Greenwich on Sunday May 18th from 2:00PM to 3:30PM.
Genealogy / family history is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. This workshop will provide an overview of how genealogy works, and offer specific information on how to find information from the 18th century.
If you have some research that you have already started and need help, we will be reviewing and helping you get to the next step. Topics covered will include: where to start, where to find information using multiple internet sites, and how to use censuses, military pension records, area research facilities, and a variety of tricks and tips. This is a great opportunity to learn the "how to" or get advice from one of our more experienced researchers. Materials will be provided to help start documenting your family history.
The Greenwich Library is located at 101 West Putnam Avenue , Greenwich, CT 06830-5387.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (CT SAR) was organized on April 2, 1889 as a membership organization of men whose lineal ancestors supported the Patriot cause during the War for Independence. The private, non-profit organization is a society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and its purposes, as outlined in its constitution, are patriotic, educational, and historical. An all-volunteer organization, the CT SAR takes its responsibility as a guardian and interpreter of history seriously.
The CT SAR is the only Sons of the American Revolution group that owns and maintains historical properties: Lebanon's War Office, where Connecticut's Council of Safety met and made decisions throughout the Revolution, and two schoolhouses in New London and East Haddam, where Nathan Hale taught school before joining the Revolutionary cause.
The Connecticut SAR has local groups all over the state, involved in a wide variety of activities. They range in size from about 15 members to over 100.