Four more Videos from the #NERGC2017 Society Fair

We have the last interviews from the NERGC Society fair which include The Welles Family Association, The Towne Family Association, and The Association for Gravestone Studies.

First though, we caught up with Dave Robison, Co-Chair of NERGC 2017 in Springfield to talk a little bit about the conference itself, what to look forward to in 2019, and a bit about his family story.


The Welles Family Association

It is open to all descendants of Gov. Thomas Welles. The purpose of the Welles Family Association is to honor our common ancestor by striving to emulate his sterling qualities; to foster an interest in the study of his life and activities; and to cement a closer bond of unity among his descendants in fellowship and service to each other.[1]Excerpt from

The Town Family Association

Dedicated to the descendants of William Towne and Joanna Blessing, who were married at St. Nicholas Church on April 25, 1620.[2]Excerpt from

Association for Gravestone Studies

Our mission is to foster appreciation of the cultural significance of gravestones and burial grounds through their study and preservation.[3]Exceprt from

Next up – We take a tour of the exhibitor’s hall.

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Three more videos from the NERGC 2017

Today we’ll be visiting the Thomas Stanton Society, The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants, and the Pioneer Valley History Network.

The Thomas Stanton Society

We wish to honor the life and work of Thomas Stanton, colonial founder of Hartford and Stonington, CT.[1]

The Society of Middletown First Settlers Descendants

Our goal is that the site serves as a useful starting point for those researching early Middletown, Conn. ancestors [2]

The Pioneer Valley History Network

The Pioneer Valley History Network is a resource for local history organizations in western Massachusetts—and the public they serve. [3]

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Live from the NERGC 2017 – First of the videos

Well it has taken longer than I had wanted but over the next several days I’ll be pushing out some of the videos from the 2017  New England Regional Genealogical Consortium Conference.  If you watched us live there’s not much new for the first couple of days but, since we didn’t get to go live on the third day… All sorts of new stuff! Of course if you did not get to watch the live stream – Well here is your chance to see some of what we got to see at the conference.

The first group are all from the society fair and today we’ll be going live with:

The Southington Genealogical Society

The Southington Genealogical Society Inc., founded in 1984, is a non profit organization located in central Connecticut that promotes the accurate recording, research and preservation of family history.[1]

The Harriman Family Association

An Association Of the Descendants of Leonard and John Harriman
Immigrants to Rowley, Mass., and New Haven, Conn. c. 1638[2]

The Maine Old Cemetery Association

The Maine Old Cemetery Association was founded in 1968 to foster interest in the discovery, restoration, and maintenance of Maine cemeteries, and to preserve records and historical information which relates to them. [3]

Look for more as the week continues!

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