Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Planning a Genealogy Trip

I am happily engaged in planning a spring genealogy trip. A friend and I are going to visit the Connecticut State Library -- both of us have had some difficult times last year and we think a research trip is just what we need.

First we had to decide when to go. After comparing calendars, we settled on the week of June 14th. Of course we checked the library's website to make sure there would be no unhappy surprises when we arrived, such as a closure due to construction. Then we had to decide on how to get there (we'll drive) and where to stay (a very inexpensive, but newly refurbished La Quinta Inn).

Next I looked at what was nearby that might be enticing and found that the Genealogy & Local History Library of the Connecticut Valley in Springfield, Massachusetts is open Wednesday-Saturday noon-4. That is about a half hour a way and I have some Springfield research to do, so I will plan an afternoon trip there one of the days. A note on this site's web page warned that the Library "will close on June 27, 2009, and reopen in the new Museum of Springfield History in October 2009", so I'm going to get there just in time.

I also have extensive interest
in Windham County, Connecticut, so think I will also supplement my research at the CSL with trip to the library of the Killingly Historical Society, which is open 10-4 Wednesday-Saturday and has a very substantial collection relating to Windham County.

More on our plans as time goes on and we start to prepare.

1 comment:

Les said...

If your coming to CT. you might consider visiting
http://www.godfrey.org/ also.