The Naugatuck Valley Genealogy Club will meet at the Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, and on Zoom on Saturday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m. Following a brief business meeting, Bryna O’Sullivan will present “DNA for More than Ethnicity: The Paternity of John Hingtgen.” Who was the biological father of John Hingtgen? At his 1817 birth, Hingtgen was registered as Johan Simong, the illegitimate son of Susanna Simong. Many Hingtgen genealogists have described his paternity as impossible to verify, but that is far from the truth. Using examples from Luxembourg, this program will introduce sources beyond birth records that may identify parents and explain how DNA can be used to resolve genealogical research problems.
Ms. O’Sullivan is a Middletown, CT-based professional genealogist who specializes in lineage society applications, French to English genealogical translation, and Connecticut local history and genealogy.
The public is invited and there is no charge for the meeting. Members and guests may attend in-person at the Prospect Library. Also, members will receive Zoom invitations and non-members can request an invitation by emailing their full name, address, telephone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 9.