Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Are you qualified to Join the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, Inc?

The Connecticut Professional Genealogical Council, Inc (CPGC) was formed in 1993 to foster excellence within the profession and provide support to professional genealogist and repositories in Connecticut. CPGC is opened to those who provide genealogical services to others or manage collections of records in Connecticut. This includes; authors, researchers, librarians, lawyers, instructors, lineage society volunteers, translators, and speakers. We place CPGC brochures, with its annually updated membership list, at libraries, town halls, and at genealogical conferences.

Many meetings are held in Hartford. However, we have also hold meetings in repositories around the state such as Fairfield, Mystic, Middletown, Manchester, and Simsbury. Emails are sent to all members to keep them abreast of activities, directions, and to announce last minute happenings. If a member cannot attend a meeting, minutes and program summaries/handouts are mailed to keep them abreast of activities.

As a group, CPGC helps others. The following is only a sampling:
~ CPGC members initiated the Historic Records Preservation Act of 2000 which provides funds to Connecticut towns for the restoration and preservation of original historic records.

~ Members organize Ancestor Road Shows that are hosted by Connecticut town halls and Libraries. This is a free event where resindents can meet one-on-one with a CPGC member to help them with their family tree or research.

~ Raise funds to donate eguipment or books to Connecticut Repositories including the CT State Library, CT Historical Library and Godfrey Memorial Library.

~ This year we are preparing for a large genealogical conference (NERGC 2007) to be held at the new Conference Center in Hartford April 2007. Please visit the CPGC website for more information.

Contact Deborah Tajmajer, Membership Chair, to request a brochure, an application, or ask questions: or 860-873-3330

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