Genealogy Club of Newtown, Connecticut

25 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
203 426 4533 (information)

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Meetings of the Genealogy Club of Newtown
C. H. Booth Library
25 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
2nd Wednesday of every month, Sept. thru June
7:00 p.m.
There are no meetings during July and August


Programs for 2014-2015

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00pm - Toni McKeen - Those All Important Military Records
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 1:30pm - Pat Heslin - Irish Research Location: Ridgefield Recreation Center
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:30pm - Toni McKeen - Using Find-a-Grave Location: Ridgefield Recreation Center
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:30pm - Raffle and Holiday Party Location Ridgefield Recreation Center
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - Marian Wood - Topic to be announced

Schedule is subject to change; for information 203 426 4533

The Genealogy Club of Newtown was inaugurated September 12, 2001. Genealogist Harlan Jessup envisioned a club where interested genealogists could share experiences and learn from one another. The club supports the efforts of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in the area of genealogy and assists in the upkeep of the library's genealogy room collection.

The Genealogy Club meets at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month except July & August.  All are welcome to attend.

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A complete manuscript index is located at http://www.chboothlibrary.org/GenFileIndex.php

On the Articles page, information on nineteen families is shared from Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness research. Since this information is supplied by volunteers and/or family research, always check for accuracy.

New! An index of Births, Marriages, and Deaths that occurred in the years 1850 to 1895 in Newtown, CT is now available to search online. Every effort was made to accurately transcribe the BMD records, though some names were not legible. Researchers please enter a ? into the name field, review the associated pdf file, and if you can, provide an update by clicking on the Suggest Update button on the page! The BMD index can be found at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets .

Also new! The 1890s Newtown Death Database is also now available online! This database can be found on the Growing up in Willow Creek blog.

Thank you to Bob Pittman who has ensured that all the interments of St. Rose Cemetery are on Findagrave!

Over 1,000 microfilms from Austria to WWII are on permant loan to the LDS Family History Center in Newtown, CT. A database of these films by specific locality has been developed to assist patrons in their research. Please check this list of films that are housed locally before ordering from the Family History Library in Utah.

Database of Newtown Deaths 1890 - 1899 is now available at the library, at the Town Historian's office, or through Random Acts at Newtowngenealogy@yahoo.com.  This database includes date of death, age at death, marital status, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, parents' names, and in most cases mother's maiden name. Indexes of obituaries appearing in The Newtown Bee through 2010 are available in the C. H. Booth Library genealogy room or through Random Acts at Newtowngenealogy@yahoo.com Recent obits now give parents' names and mothers' maiden names.

The 1890 Census Substitute for Newtown was developed by utilizing school records, the Grand List and voter registration lists for 1890. The 1890 Census Substitute is now featured on this Web site in the four 1890 databases as well as residing in the C. H. Booth Library's genealogy room.

The Newtown Oral History Project has produced three volumes of Newtown Remembered: An oral history of the 20th century. Sponsored by the Newtown Historical Society and the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library, these volumes contain stories by and about Newtown residents. History books give us information on events and dates; oral histories help us to understand how events actually affected the people in the community. These volumes can be borrowed from the C. H. Booth Library.

The C. H. Booth Library genealogy room has indexes for the Newtown Bee's vital records from 1889-1953, Newtown Congregational Church Records 1715-1946, Mayflower Families, Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Family histories of Newtown families, and much more. It is definitely worth a research trip to the Booth Library if you have Newtown area ancestors.

25 Main Street, Newtown, Connecticut 06470
phone: 203 426-4533

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Last updated: 03/24/2014