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Worcester Chapter April 3, 2021 Meeting: Introduction to the Godfrey Library
April 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The chapter meeting will open at 9:30 a.m. EDT with microphones turned on for socializing. The business meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by the presentation at 10:00 a.m.
Our speaker will be Carol Ansel who will present Introduction to the Godfrey Library -or- Be a “Scholar” Scholar. Carol is Godfrey Library’s Director.
The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut was founded in 1947 by Fremont Rider, retired Head Librarian at Wesleyan University in Middletown, who had a keen interest in genealogy. He started out by donating his own personal collection of material, which amounted to over 800 books. The collection expanded and grew from there, today comprising over 40,000 works. In addition to genealogies and biographies, the library offers vital records, local town and county histories, city directories, military muster rolls, family Bible records, and unique collections like the Laput Cemetery Collection, with its data and photos for gravestones in 1,035 Connecticut cemeteries (and counting). We will introduce you to “The Scholar,” the online research element of the library, and show you how to search it effectively, with an emphasis on the collections which are unique to us.
Topic: Introduction to the Godfrey Library -or- Be a “Scholar” Scholar
Presented by: Carol Ansel, Library Director