Trip to Dodd Research Center

Manchester - posted Aug, 01 2013

MANCHESTER - The Genealogy Group has arranged a field trip to the Thomas Dodd Research Center in Storrs on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for its Aug. meeting. Participants will learn about genealogical sources available in the archives and special collections at the Center, specifically addressing the Cheney Company and Manchester history. Time will be available for personal research. Handicapped parking is available on Whitney Road adjacent to the Center; all others can park in the South Campus parking garage, next to Gampel Pavilion, and walk to the Center. A printable map of the UCONN campus can be found online at The Center has these requirements: registration showing a picture ID; bags, even ladies' purses, must be put in a locker; no pens, only pencils allowed in research room; no food or drinks; no copying or scanning but researchers can use their own camera to take photos. UConn’s copy service has a two-week turn-around time for orders, which are billed later by the university. Plan to meet at the Dodd Center at 10 a.m. Generally Historical Society members meet at the Manchester History Center, where members coordinate the group of both amateurs and experts with an interest in genealogical research. Non-members are welcome for a $3 fee. Members meet the second Tuesday of the month. Plans for Sept. are to visit the Probate Court in Manchester with Judge Michael Darby. For more information about upcoming events, see the events page of

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