This fall, the Connecticut Historical Society and the Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward would like to host a one-day conference for Connecticut town/municipal historians. Unfortunately, there is no list of the historians' addresses. If you are a town historian, would you please contact me and give me your e-mail, home mail, and phone contact information so that we can include you? We have a survey going up on the web to assess sessions of interest at the conference.
Many thanks --
kaimo "at" comcast.net
In the last ten months, the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project has digitized and uploaded nearly 80,000 pages of Progressive Era Connecticut newspapers to the free, keyword-searchable digital archive Chronicling America.
Governor Malloy's proposed two-year budget (for FY 2015-17) would eliminate state support for many of your favorite heritage and cultural organizations statewide. His plan would eliminate two-thirds of the Connecticut Humanities Council budget, 75 percent of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation's budget, and 60 percent of the Connecticut League of History Organization's budget.
(Posted on behalf of Patricia Hardesty)
The Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Database: An Introduction for Connecticut Genealogists
A Presentation by Nathan Yarasavage from the Library of Congress
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
10 am to 11:30 am
Hearing Room 1B, Legislative Office Building
(Allow time to go thru new security gate.)
300 Capitol Ave., Hartford CT 06106
(From Mary Brown, CT Society of Mayflower Descendants)
Dear Town Historians,
In preparation for the 2020 celebration of the Mayflower Voyage, the CT Society of Mayflower Descendants is researching the impact that the Mayflower had upon Connecticut. We are developing a traveling educational display. Can you tell me if any of your town founders were descendants if Mayflower passengers? I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.