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There is a wealth of genealogical and historical records that may be found on the Internet, but they represent only a very small part of the holdings in historical societies and archives.  This presentation will show examples of unique items found in historical societies and archives at the local, county, state and regional levels that have not been digitalized.

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson has been researching his family since 1976 and was President of the Mansfield Historical Society from 2012 through 2017. He is a member of NEHGS and Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor. Keith is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and retired from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services after twenty-eight years of service. The majority of his ancestors settled in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Ancestors include Mayflower lines, Great Migration Immigrants, Slovaks and Prince/Prentiss Crosley, a slave of LT. Governor (Later Governor) Matthew Griswold of Lyme (Now Old Lyme). Prince/Prentiss Crosley served in the Revolutionary War and earned his freedom. Since 2008, Keith has taken Y-DNA, Mitrochondrial DNA and Autosomal DNA tests. Keith manages over twenty DNA kits for his family and his wife, Marjorie’s family. He is the Administrator of the John Daniels of New London CT DNA project at FamilyTree DNA, a Y-DNA/Autosomal DNA project and has also organized an annual Daniels day in the greater New London area for his descendants to meet and share their genealogy. Keith has written articles for the Connecticut Nutmegger on the Daniels and Bramble families and is currently working on another Daniels article.

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