Interested in researching the military records of your ancestors? The National Archives has some good resources and they’re free!
Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast
Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut
May 8, 2019 from 5:45-7:45 p.m.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT.
Many researchers are dismayed when they realize that some of the records they need to research their families are in Russian. Some people give up at this point thinking that they can never master a non-Roman alphabet. But fear not! The PGSCTNE and the JCSC are having an activity to teach you to conquer your fear and get you reading the records in no time.
To make you more comfortable with your “new” alphabet, they are offering a “hands on” interactive workshop in which you will learn to recognize and write all the letter symbols in the Cyrillic alphabet as well as know what sounds each letter represents. They will also talk about the concept of transliteration — the process of changing words from one alphabet to another. Emphasis will be placed on personal names and place names.
The workshop will be held on Wednesday evening May 8, 2019 from 5:45-7:45 p.m. at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT. There is no change for this activity. Pre-registration is required. To register please email Diane Szepanski at email@example.com.
The workshop, which will be conducted by foreign language professor Jonathan Shea, will be limited to fifteen persons. If the demand exceeds this number the workshop will be repeated in June.
Our April 2019 Newsletter is now available for your reading, printing and downloading pleasure. Click HERE for your copy, and Happy Searching!
Presented by the Berkshire Family History Association
Free “Informational Talk and Tour” program on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 1:00 – 3:00, in the auditorium of the library. The program is open to the public, so bring a friend or two who might be considering researching their family history. It is an opportunity to learn about the Berkshire Family History Association and the benefits of membership. Our guest speaker will be Peter White speaking on “Berkshire County Historical Research and Where it Leads.” A tour of the library’s Local History and Genealogy department will follow. (Even regular patrons of the library can learn something new!) Light refreshments will be served and no registration is required.
Annual membership is $148 for a year – a savings of 50% – for a limited time.
Check it out HERE.