Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.



General Meeting – September 14, 2016
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
PROGRAM
 
"Cracking the Code: DNA Testing Myths and Reality "
Presented by
Greg Liverman
 
The use of DNA testing in genealogy, or genetic genealogy, is a rapidly evolving field.  Tests can cost a substantial amount of money.  The talk is aimed at genealogists who want to know what DNA testing is all about and how it can be used.
Greg Liverman, Ph.D., began tracing his family history in the 1990s with an old Macintosh and Family Tree Maker.  He lives in Florissant, Colorado and has researched family history in libraries, cemeteries, and records offices in seven states and also become adept at using online resources for research.  In 2013 he added DNA testing to his brick wall demolition toolkit.  He developed “Cracking the Code” to answer frequently asked questions by many genealogists such as “What is this DNA testing all about and why should I care?”
 


Members of
 

Aurora Family Search Center - Intro to Family History
Thursday - Jun. 09, 2016
950 Laredo St., Aurora, CO "Intro to Family History"--Vital Records and the information they provide. You may be surprised. This class will be repeated on June 16, 2016.
Castle Rock, CO Genealogical Society
Saturday - Jun. 18, 2016
Clean, Dry, Dark and Cool--The Dos and Don'ts of Archiving Your Genealogical Material. Preserving family treasures is part of many genealogists' activities.  Shaun Boyd, Archivist with the Douglas County History Research Center, will talk about conditions of storage, common problems with choosing which materials to save, and what to do with all those pesky computer files. Web Site:  http://www.crcgs.org  
Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society
Saturday - Jun. 18, 2016
Pub Crawl Save the date and join us for our annual field trip. We will meet at DPL at 1:30 pm visiting 3 pubs in the vicinty. Each publ will have $6 pints as well as non-alcoholic beverages. We will be walking to each pub but if you need assistance in getting from one place to another please let us know so we can offer some alternative transportation ideas. Web Site:  http://www.wise-fhs.org  
CGS/Computer Interest Group
Saturday - Jun. 18, 2016
TECHTALK AND WORKSHOPS: Workshops include: Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic, Scanning and Digital Imaging, Legacy Family Tree and DNA Discussion Group
Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society
Friday - Jul. 08, 2016
We will be providing assistance at the Irish Genealogy and Family History exhibit at the 2016 Irish Festival. Please contact Bill Hughes at 303-989-8560 or hughes.w@comcast.net  
Aurora Family History Center - Intro to Family History
Thursday - Jul. 14, 2016
950 Laredo St., Aurora, CO "Intro to Family History" -- The Interview. This class will be repeated on July 21, 2016.
Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society
Sunday - Oct. 09, 2016
Salt Lake City Research Trip--A great time of undisturbed research time at the Family History Library. Perfect for beginners and seasoned researchers.  Contact Sandy Breed at sbreed@wise-fhs.org