Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Godfrey Library Update - July 2010

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NOTE from DearMYRTLE: This just arrived from our friends at the Godfrey Memorial Library. Please address all inquiries thru their website.


Godfrey Library continues to make progress on its Connecticut cemetery project. The library now has 135 cemeteries online from Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven and New London Counties with another 10 being processed. Cemetery size varies from two burials to 8,625 burials. In total there are 104,731 burials and 75,925 photographs. Some of these records appear elsewhere but do not include photos.

The library is also adding cemeteries that appear nowhere else and that are not part of the Hale Collection. Here is a single example. John Mason was the hero (or villain) of the Pequot Indian War. He was granted land not too far from the Pequot battle as a result. It is still called Mason's Island today. On private property on the island is a small Mason Brothers Cemetery. Library researchers found it and added it to our list.

Godfrey Library, located in Middletown, Connecticut, is a genealogical and local history library open to the public. It is the publisher of the American Genealogical Biographical Index. The library internet address is www.godfrey.org.

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