Westfield homeowner Nicholas Dovidio will give a presentation titled “How to Research and Document the History of Your Home” on Friday, March 20, 2015.  He is the homeowner of a restored/renovated house on Dudley Avenue. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Westfield Community Room in the Westfield Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield.

Mr. Dovidio will show how to use the following information about one’s home: architectural blueprints or early pictures; a full title search of the property; materials available at the Westfield Historical Society archives and Westfield Memorial Library Local History Collection; genealogical searches and living people finder to locate and to contact the prior owners and residents or their descendants. His presentation will also include a brief Westfield history of Dudley Avenue, Prospect and Clark Streets dating back to the Civil War.  Specifically, the connection between the founding of Greenwich, Connecticut in 1640 and Westfield will be the highlights.

Mr. Dovidio has lived in his historic home for 33 years. For over 25 years, he has been an advisor to financial institutions on potential acquisitions and existing investments and Board Chairman and Director for various companies. He is the past Chairman of the Westfield Area Y and a member of the Westfield Historical Society. 

The program is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. A suggested $5 per person goodwill donation is suggested to help support the ongoing work of the Westfield Historical Society.  For more information, please contact the Westfield Historical Society at 

908-654-1794 or visit www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org or our Facebook page