Please note date change!!!!

The following program has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

we apologize for the inconvenience


Family History, Genealogy and the Process of Creating a Non-Fiction Narrative and Sharing it With the Public

Tuesday, (FEBRUARY 9, 2016) MARCH 1ST, 2016 6:30 p.m at the Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT

My Journey into the past enjoy a journey back in time to early colonial southern New England with author Katherine Dimancescu. Ms. Dimancescu’s presentation will offer an engaging blend of history and ancestral stories as she brings to life long forgotten and little known chapters of New England’s rich history. Some of her maternal ancestors were among the founders of Hartford, Greenwich, and Stonington, Connecticut. Ms. Dimancescu will discuss the process of creating a non-fiction narrative about her ancestors to share with a general audience. She will also highlight resources, organizations, and publications which helped her discover her maternal ancestors in New England. One of her goals is to share genealogical ideas and tips with audience members which could allow them to learn more about their ancestors and the times they lived in.

Katherine Dimancescu is the author of The Forgotten Chapters: My Journey into the Past. This non-fiction narrative explores her maternal roots dating back to the Mayflower and ancestors who were veterans of the Pequot War, King Philip’s War, influential Puritan ministers, slave-owners in Connecticut, advocators for religious tolerance in the Colony of New Netherland, and some of the first persecuted Quakers in New England. Ms. Dimancescu is a Massachusetts based author and frequent contributor to historical and genealogical publications.

This program is free and open to the public. It is co sponsored with the Meriden Public Library. Refreshments will be served

The Meriden Historical Society Inc. is a membership-supported, non-profit organization uniting those who are interested in the history of Meriden, Connecticut.

We operate two buildings – the Bernice C. Morehouse Research Center (left) located at 1090 Hanover Avenue, South Meriden, and the Andrews Homestead (right), 424 West Main Street, Meriden. (click on the images below for map and directions)
1090 Hanover Avenue, South Meriden, CT

 The Andrews Homestead, 424 West Main Street, is one of the oldest homes in Meriden.  Chock full of items from Meriden’s past, it is open to the public every Sunday in May and October from 12:00-4:00 pm.  Young and old (and in-between) are welcome to stop in! (for a virtual tour, scroll down and watch the video). The Bernice C. Morehouse Research Center is open every Wednesday from 1:30 – 4:00 pm.  Admission is free – donations are appreciated.


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