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Trace Your Connecticut Revolutionary Roots

Monday, March 29 — 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Did your Connecticut ancestor support the American cause during the Revolution? Learn how to trace their service during the war, from pension files to town meeting records.

March 29, 2021

When
Monday, March 29
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Where
Online Meeting

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Did your Connecticut ancestor support the American cause during the Revolution? This virtual program will introduce you to the major sources that trace their “service” during the War, from pension files to town meeting records. Whether you want to join DAR or SAR or simply learn more about your ancestors’ activities, this program will give you the resources needed to tell their stories.

Next in series: House History Part 1: Accessing Land Records

About the Presenter

Presented by Genealogist Bryna O’Sullivan, a Middletown, Connecticut based professional genealogist and French to English genealogical translator.

Genealogy Series

This program series is sponsored by a partnership between Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Wethersfield Library, Lucy Robbins Welles Library and Cora Belden Library.

Genealogy Basics: FamilySearch
Monday, March 15 at 6:30 pm
Want to dive into genealogy research but on a limited budget? Get started with FamilySearch, a free site that includes access to records, how-to guides, classes, and more.

Trace Your Connecticut Revolutionary Roots
Monday, March 29 at 6:30 pm
Did your Connecticut ancestor support the American cause during the Revolution? Learn how to trace their service during the war, from pension files to town meeting records.

House History Part 1: Accessing Land Records
Monday, April 12 at 6:30 pm
Learn how to navigate Connecticut’s land records so that you can determine who once owned your property.

House History Part 2: Who’s Lived in Your House
Monday, April 26 at 6:30 pm
From maps to the census to local photo collections, you’ll be able to put together the stories of your home’s “past lives.”

 

Charter Oak Genealogy

Video Chat

We will meet online with a video chat using Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before, it is very simple and user friendly. Once you receive the video chat invite, you will be prompted to install Zoom on your computer or other device.

Downloads

Application Basics
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) application basics; the documents you need to submit when applying for membership to the DAR or SAR.

Connecticut Specific Sources of Service
Sources to prove service.

Navigating the DAR's GRS Database
Guide to navigating the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Genealogical Research System (GRS).

Major Revolutionary War Lineage Societies
A list of societies that track the lineages of people who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Proof of Service
Steps to proving a Revolutionary War ancestor’s service.

SAR Patriot Research System
Information about the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) Patriot Research System.