Tuesday, October 07, 2008

East Haddam Barns: A Pictorial Survey

East Haddam Barns: A Pictorial Survey By George Fellner The pastoral character of East Haddam is enhanced by a plethora of barn subject material. This is the fifth annual photo/essay presentation performed by local architect George Fellner and sponsored by the East Haddam Historical Society and Museum.

Using his camera and lenses, Mr. Fellner searches for unique and stimulating representations of the built and natural environment,celebrating the history, architecture, and landscape of this quintessential Connecticut town. In this program, he reviews the basic history of barns, barn typology, and construction integrated with a series of visual case studies. The selected images portray a range of barn types, including old as well as recently constructed manifestations of the barn theme. As in previous programs, the intent is to evoke an appreciation of the past and to realize the relevance of the past within the context of the present!

East Haddam Historical Society & Museum
264 Town Street, East Haddam, CT
Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 7:30pm
Refreshments will be served!

Fairfield County Loyalist Documents & Ghostly Encounters

Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc. Fall Program.

Fairfield County Loyalist Documents and Ghostly Encounters with Paul J. Bunnell, UE

Sunday, October 26, 2008 from 2:00 PM to 4:00
New Cannan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT

The Revolutionary War was the first Civil War in this region, pitting brother against brother, and father against son. Paul began his own genealogy not expecting it would lead him to a soldier in the company of Benedict Arnold. He has since become a leading expert in the field of Loyalist studies and is the founder and editor of the Loyalist Quarterly, the only U.S. Loyalist newsletter devoted to that history.

This lecture is centered around the Loyalist ship, Union, and its passengers, many from Fairfield County who fled from New York City in 1783 for Saint John, Nova Scotia (New Brunswick) and their settlement at Kingston, New Brunswick. Paul will also discuss other families from the area and the type of documents you will find during research. His encounter with his Loyalist ancestors ghost in 1985 and the documents, photos and physic experiences that followed will shock you in what some
research can uncover.

Admission is free. However, please RSVP to Connecticut Ancestry Society with the number of attendees at (203) 778-4794 or via rlocke@ralii.com to ensure available seating. More information about Connecticut Ancestry Society can be found on our website.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

19th-Century German Genealogy at Club in Newton, CT

On Wednesday October 8, the Genealogy Club of Newtown will be holding it's October meeting. The meeting will be held at the Booth Library in Newtown at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. The speaker for this meeting is Dr. Richard Eppler.

Dr. Richard Eppler, Ph.D in Chemical Engineering and Physics, will speak about 19th century German genealogy and his success in tracing his ancestral line back to Wurtemburg in the early 1800's. Dr. Eppler first became interested in genealogy about thirty years ago. His topic will cover what you can learn here by using census records and vital records. His discussion will include relevant history of the German speaking peoples and how to access German records on the Internet. The program will conclude with how to read German church records written in German script. Time will be allowed for audience questions.

If you have any questions about membership in the Genealogy Club of Newtown, please let me know.

Jim Sanders