Monday, May 23, 2005

ACROSS MY DESK: What's happening at the Godfrey

You may already subscribe to this Godfrey Library News on your own. For you newbies, here is the latest issue. For a venerable old library, the Godfrey sure is hip to the latest things of interest to genealogists. provides the word for today:

ven·er·a·ble (P) Pronunciation Key (vnr--bl)
-- Commanding respect by virtue of age, dignity, character, or position.
-- Worthy of reverence, especially by religious or historical association: venerable relics.

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Godfrey Library News - 20 May 2005
Early American Newspapers Added to the Godfrey Scholar Resources

The Library is pleased to announce that it has added Early American Newspapers (Readex) to our Godfrey Scholar Online Portal. These original 17th, 18th and 19th Century newspapers are ideal for genealogists and are only owned by a small group of libraries. Now they are available online, 24/7.

This new resource contains more than 1,200 of the earliest newspapers published in the US and includes titles from 23 States, from New England through the South. The First Series contains 141 newspapers. More newspapers will be added throughout 2005 and the set will be complete in early 2006.

These newspapers are every word searchable. There are also special search features that let you narrow your search to just obituaries or just marriage announcements. Researchers may view only the article or read the entire newspaper.

May 25th – Celebrate Fremont Rider’s 120th Birthday
Join us on Wednesday, May 25th and celebrate Fremont Rider’s 25th Birthday. Our speaker will be Judy Steiner. Her topic: "How to Google Your Ancestors and Yahoo Your Way to Success". The program begins at 10am. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP: 860.346.4375

Sign-up Online
The Godfrey Library has now added an online sign-up button for instant online registrations and renewals. Now you can sign-up when you want to, 24/7 and receive a Godfrey Scholar library card number and password to begin your online research.

Please give it a try and renew today.

For more information about the Godfrey Memorial Library please contact:

Thomas Jay Kemp
Godfrey Memorial Library
134 Newfield Street
Middletown, CT 06457-2534
Tel. 860.346.4375
FAX 860.347.9874

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