Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc. - Founded 1954
Promote genealogical scholarship, preserve source material, and exchange family histories.
About the Society
Connecticut Ancestry Society members are responsible, ethical genealogists and family historians who share a special interest in southwestern Connecticut and its neighborhood, either by living there, or by having ancestry there, or both; who pursue genealogical scholarship through networking, educational programs, and publication of reference materials and research results; and who extend full cooperation to other genealogical organizations, record repositories, and public record custodians.
Our Society was founded in 1954 as the Stamford Genealogical Society and is the oldest genealogical society in Connecticut. The organization's name was officially changed to Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc., in 1989. The Society's membership now extends around the world with only about half living in Connecticut. The Board of Governors consists of an elected president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer together with officers appointed by the board, including the editor, genealogist, and librarian.
In support of the Society's mission we sponsor workshops and lectures several times each year, often in conjunction with a visit to a genealogical repository in the area. The Society's scholarly journal, Connecticut Ancestry, is published quarterly with articles on local families, genealogical methodology, and transcriptions of previously unpublished records related to our area. All the work of the Society is done by volunteers with both professional and amateur genealogists actively participating.
We thank RootsWeb for their generosity in allowing us to create our first presence on the Internet and for maintaining this initial page bookmarked by many of our visitors. However, the latest news about our Society can now be found in our own domain. Come visit our main website.
Quick Links to our Web Site
Send mail to webmaster <at> connecticutancestry <dot> org with questions or comments about this web site.