News from the Bronson Library in Waterbury

I would like to pass along an invitation to some upcoming genealogy and local history events at the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury. The descriptions are below, and I’ve attached fliers for the events. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested. Please let me know if you have any questions about these events or our genealogy and local history resources.

Genealogy Tips: Newspapers

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.

Computer Classroom

Newspapers can offer valuable clues for your family history. Learn how to find the stories of your family’s past by searching free, online newspapers available through the library.

People’s History of Connecticut

Thursday, June 27, 6 p.m.

Main Reading Room

Steve Thornton, co-author of the new book, Radical Connecticut: People’s History in the Constitution State, will share stories of Connecticut history from the perspective of workers, people of color, peacemakers, women, students, artists, and others who struggled for justice and freedom in the state.

Genealogy Tips: Maps and Atlases

Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.

Hybrid: Computer Classroom & Zoom

Visualize the houses and neighborhoods where your ancestors lived through a wide variety of free online maps as well as physical maps and atlases available at the library. Join in person at the library or from home via Zoom. Advance registration is required to join via Zoom. Sign up here:

Genealogy Tips: House History

Thursday, August 8, 6:30 p.m.

Hybrid: Auditorium & Zoom

Learn how to explore the history of your home or the homes of your ancestors. Professional genealogist Bryna O’Sullivan will provide tips on navigating land records to identify prior owners and how to use maps, architectural surveys, and more to see how a home looked in the past. Join in person at the library, on Zoom from home. Advance registration is required to join via Zoom. Sign up here:

You can find these and other library programs on our website.