Gravestone Network symposium

East Hartford - posted Mar, 11 2011

The Connecticut Society of Genealogist will co-sponsor an event by The Connecticut Gravestone Network symposium on March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books, t-shirts and an array of arts and crafts involving cemetery motifs and a chance to visit with a resident stone carver will be part of the activities.
Member Melanie Marks and Liza Burghardt of Fairfield county have been working for two years to resolve the "Betsy Wakeman Mystery." Her stone has been
found, but confirming her rightful burial place has taken them across the lines to New York and back again.
Guest John Bry is an Association for Gravestone Studies colleague that presented his program on involving the community along with the local town government in the process of caring and restoring our cemeteries in need. Hear his perspective on various issues.
Guest Stephen Goodrich is a genealogist who has researched his family line. His ancestors owned the land that started the Still Hill Cemetery in Glastonbury. Hear about early records and comparisons that he has made, and hear about how he is tracing is family's DNA.
Come and visit with these speakers at their display tables. Enjoy coffee and snacks and lunch.
Admission is $10 to the public. The symposium will be held at the East Hartford South End Senior Center at 70 Canterbury St., off of Maple Street on the East Hartford - Glastonbury line.
For more information visit www.ctgravestones.com or call Ruthie Brown at 860-643-5652.


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