The friends of Godfrey Memorial Library will be offering a free,introductory program on African-American Genealogy on Saturday October 6,2012@ 1:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Norma Wright,a resident of Middletown. She is a pharmacist,librarian and volunteers at the Godfrey Library.
Norma's genealogy research started as a quest to discover or "prove" that her ancestor was an escaped slave. States researched include Alabama,Connecticut,Michigan,New York,Ohio,Pennsylvania,South Carolina,Virginia,and the District of Columbia. She has discovered in her direct line and extended family a U.S. Ambassador,a Tuskegee Airman,and a grandmother who sang with Duke Ellington. The surnames she has researched include Wright,Yancey,Watts,Willis,Green(e),Glover,Churchwell,Holmes and Hughs.
The program will be held at the Godfrey Memorial Library,134 Newfield Street,Middletown,Ct. Call (860) 346-4375 or email Sharon@godfrey.org for furthur information.
From th north: Take I-91 south to Route 9 South (exit 22s. Take first exit 19. At the end of the ramp turn right on to Route 3/Shunpike. At intersection,bear left onto Newfield Street. Follow road for 2.9 miles. The library is on the left up the hill.
From the southwest:Take I-95 to I-91 north in New Haven. Take Route 9 South (exit 22s). Take first exit 19,and follow directions above.
From the southeast: Take I-95 to Exit 69,Route 9 North. Take left Exit 15 (Route 66/Washington Street). Go 0.8 miles.turn right on to Newfield Street. The library is 0.4 miles on the right.