New Haven, CT
As a foreigner I have a great appreciation for Connecticut. I am in awe when traveling to new towns and enjoy learning about the State's history and visiting historical houses. I grew up in Kent, England and studied American Studies at The University of Manchester, spending one semester at Arizona State University as part of my degree. I later returned to Arizona to do a museum internship, researching and documenting historical objects. In 2008 I moved to New Haven and until the end of 2011 worked for a missing heir company, combining genealogical and investigative research to connect heirs to their rightful inheritances. This job took me all around the State and taught me how to use a wide variety of record types to overcome brick walls. Client and personal projects have introduced me to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, exposing me to new record types and allowing me to develop my skills and expand my knowledge. I have been a self-employed professional genealogist since the beginning of 2012 and work on missing heir and family history projects. Learning about where I live has provided me with a sense of place and Connecticut has become a place to call home.
About the BlogThis blog intends to explore New Haven's rich history by looking at the people that lived here, the houses they lived in and the things they left behind.
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Upcoming Genealogical and Historical Events around Connecticut and New England
Beginning Genealogy Course- Groton Public LibraryLearn how to start your family history, the basics of how to search for ancestors, what forms and software are available and discuss record types. Free, registration required. Class will meet Tuesdays May 14 & 28, June 11, 18, 25, July 9 & 23 at 3pmWhen: Tue May 14 15:00 - Tue July 23 03:00Where: 52 Newtown Rd Groton, CT
Summer Genealogy ClassesBasic to intermediate level genealogy classes each Saturday in July, 9am-11:30am. Cost: TBA. Preregistration required by July 1st.When: Sat July 6 09:00 - Sat July 27 11:30Where: 175 Maple Street, East Hartford
Ancestor RoadshowAncestor Roadshow at the New Haven Museum. Talk to a professional about overcoming your brick wall.When: Sat July 13 09:00 - 13:00Where: 114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510
Papermania"Papermania" Plus Antique Paper Show. Admission $8, $7.50 with adWhen: Sat August 24 09:00 - Sun August 25 17:00Where: XL Center, Hartford, CT