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Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc.
Annual Meeting & Seminar
"The Settlement of the Oblong"
How the boundary between New York and Connecticut was determined
with Harlan Jessup
at the Keeler Tavern Museum
on Sunday, May 18, 2008
beginning at 2:00 PM
Everyone Invited & Welcome
Free, but RSVP requested
Sponsored and refreshments provided by
Ridgefield Historical Society &
The Keeler Tavern Museum
Following a brief 15-minute annual business meeting, "Connecticut
Ancestry" editor, Harlan Jessup, will uncover some of the mystery
surrounding the settlement of the Oblong.
Who settled this narrow strip of "Equivalent Lands" which compensated
New York for that part of Fairfield County which projects toward the
Hudson River? North and South Salem were settled largely by Ridgefield
families, but further north there were only squatters who had no clear
title to the lands. And not all the legitimate settlers came directly
The Keeler Tavern Museum is located at 132 Main Street, Ridgefield,
Connecticut. Please RSVP with the number of attendees to the Ridgefield
Historical Society at (203) 438-5821 or ridgefieldhistory(a)sbcglobal.net
Visit us at http://www.connecticutancestry.org for more details.
Also, check out an Irish Genealogical Workshop being held at the
Bridgeport (CT) Public Library on Saturday, May 17th beginning at
10:30am. Details at http://www.connecticutancestry.org
Westchester County Genealogical Society (NY) Upcoming Meeting
The next meeting to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of WCGS is this coming
TOPIC: The Story of Sybil Ludington
SPEAKER: Vincent D’Aquino
Vincent D’Aquino will tell The Story of Sybil Ludington: American
Revolutionary War Hero—the Female Paul Revere. Vincent Dacquino is the author of
several books on Hudson Valley and Sybil Ludington. He most recently addressed
teachers at the 2006 Westchester Council Social Studies Annual Conference. Mr.
Dacquino has been a teacher in Westchester County for over 30 years and is
recently retired as the director of the BEPT Teacher Center. Dacquino is now
dedicating his time to his writing and lecturing.
Who is Syblie Ludington? As a 16 year old, Sybil Ludington earned a place
in American History on a rainy night in 1777 when she rode 40 miles through
enemy infested woods to summon her father’s regiment to halt a British raid on
Connecticut and New York. Come and hear more about how a young girl advance
WHEN: Saturday, MAY 10, 2008 @ 10 a.m.
WHERE: Aldersgate Methodist Church, 600 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry (across from
Mercy College on route 9)
For information about Westchester County Genealogical Society (Westchester
Connection or Surname List), visit WCGS home page --
RESERVED THESE DATES FOR WCGS Future Meetings
June 14, 2008
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The CTFAIRFI Mailing List is an e-mail list for genealogical research of Farifield County Connecticut. We are interested in any time period and all surnames pertaining to this geographic area.
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