Fourth of July parade, 1928 Old Canterbury/Plainfield bridge in winter, c.1920 Canterbury Green looking to the northeast, c.1950 Setting the Rochambeau Memorial March marker, May 2006 The Willoughby house at the intersection of Routes 14 & 169, c.1930 Walter Papuga at his Westminster Hill Store, c.1960 Preserving the Cleaveland Cemetery gate, 1976 The Asa Bacon Homestead, c.1900 Recess at the Green School, c. early 1900s Carpenter's hoops ready for delivery, c.1920s Calvary Chapel, c.1940s Butts Bridge under construction, 1936 Near Old RT 14 Quinebaug Bridge, c.1912 Arthur Bennett's sawmill, c.1920 Charles Barstow with buggy, c. early 1900s John Warner Barber print of Canterbury Green, 1835 Jonathan Wheeler House -- built 1760 Dr. Helen Baldwin & family, c.1945 The Flood of August 1955
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Friday, November 8th 2013 at 7:00 PM brief business session, followed by program & refreshements
Location: Community Room of the Canterbury Town Hall - 1 Municipal Drive, Canterbury, Connecticut  

Carol R. Whitmer & Diana Ross McCain Present an Introduction to Genealogy
It's 2013…do you know where your ancestors are?
This introduction to genealogy, designed for beginners as well as others who want to improve their research skills, was originally planned for our May, 2013, meeting but had to be rescheduled. Don't miss it this time.
Topics include:
  • How to get started with family genealogy
  • Best practices in genealogical research
  • Types of genealogical sources
  • Websites of use to the genealogist
  • Tips and tricks for getting over that “brick wall”
  • Collecting and preserving your family history
Carol R. Whitmer is a professional genealogist and researcher who has been doing family research for over 35 years. She is a consulting genealogist for the Connecticut Historical Society and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, and she sits on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Historical Society.
An active researcher, she has authored a number of articles on genealogical topics. She frequently teaches genealogy courses and lectures on genealogical topics, including New England resources and genealogical resources available electronically. In addition to providing research services for private clients, she volunteers regularly for genealogy road shows put on by the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council.
See Carol R. Whitmer’s website at

Diana Ross McCain is head of the Connecticut Historical Society Research Center. She is the author of the books It Happened in Connecticut, Connecticut Coast: An Illustrated History, Mysteries and Legends of New England, and a biography of Connecticut’s official state heroine, To All on Equal Terms: The Life and Legacy of Prudence Crandall.
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Cliff Williams with saw rig, c.1920s The Prudence Crandall House, c. early 1900s First Congregational Church, December 1963 First Congregational Church fire, December 1963 Ford (Fort) Ned remains, 2002 Frink & Wright Store, c.1930 Canterbury Grange, c. 1920s Teacher Happie K. Tracy, c. 1950s Fly rod maker Hiram Hawes, c. 1920s Henry Larkham & friend, c. 1900s Canterbury Plains, c. early 1900s Statue of Moses Cleaveland in Cleveland, Ohio Bennett's skunk farm on Graff Road, c.1920s