Saturday, March 13, 2021

Godfrey Memorial Library - ZOOM Genealogy Club Meeting

Saturday, March 20, 2021

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

Breaking Down Genealogical Brick Walls - Brick by Brick

Every genealogist eventually ends up running into the dreaded brick wall.  The term “brick wall” refers to a barrier or an apparent dead-end in your research when an answer to a question cannot be found.  Sometimes it’s a record that has gone missing in an online database.  Other times it’s a family member or an entire family that has gone missing in the records.  Times such as these can be discouraging and frustrating.  When you think that you have exhausted all possibilities in your research, it’s time to come up with new ways to think about your question and then look some more. 

Our speaker this month is Carol R. Witmer, a new member of the Godfrey Library’s Board of Directors.  She is a professional genealogist and founding partner of “Come Home to Connecticut,” a genealogical research and consulting firm.  Carol will talk about how to distinguish a real brick wall from a minor detour.  She will also discuss strategies and tools that can help you tackle those tough research problems, find answers to your questions, and break down your brick walls.  Remember, behind every genealogical brick wall is an ancestor waiting to escape! 

Premium Godfrey Scholar members can register for free at the following email:

If you are not a Premium Godfrey Scholar member and want to watch the presentation, you can pay $10 via PayPal at the following web address:  Then register at the email above.

Please register by 4:00 pm Friday, March 19.