Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.




CLASS
 
"GOOGLE AND GENEALOGY RESEARCH
HOW DOES THAT WORK?"
Thursday - January 26, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lakewood Library
10200 West 20th Ave.
Lakewood, CO
 
In this class we will look at all of the things that are
available through Google to help the Genealogist.
After learning how to set up a Google Account, we will learn
about Advanced Search, including Wildcards and Search Operators,
Cached Pages, Google Alerts, Google Books and My Library,
Google Calendar, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Google Earth,
Google Groups, Google Images, Google Maps, Google News Archive,
Google Patents, Google Scholar, Google Transcription, Google Translate,
and Google Voice. 
Google is amazing, please plan on attending!
info@foothillsgenealogy.org



General Meeting – February 8, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
"FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE:
MARRIAGE, SEPARATION, AND DIVORCE"
Presented by
Carol Cooke Darrow
 
Marriage, separation and divorce have shaped the lives of many of our ancestors and their descendants. What may have started out as a dream of love and happiness may have turned into a nightmare of arguments, fights, separation, divorce or desertion. Finding records of these events, both happy and sad, are the challenge of the genealogist.
 
Carol Cooke Darrow has been a certified genealogist since 2005. She is the past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society and has written a book on researching tax records. She currently volunteers at DPL on Tuesdays and at NARA on Thursdays.




CLASS
 
"RESEARCHING YOUR SCOTTISH ANCESTORS"
February 17, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lakewood Library
10200 West 20th Ave.
Lakewood, CO
Diane Barbour will be the instructor for this comprehensive class on Scottish genealogy research.
Diane has been doing genealogy research for about 15 years.  In June 2012, she graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to complete her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies or "PLCGS."
Being almost all Scottish, researching Scottish Ancestors is one of her favorite topics!
She will be covering the following:
  • Scottish Records That Will Build Your Scottish Family
  • The Power of Scottish Probate
  • Were Your Scottish Ancestors Landed Gentry?
Please come join Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado for what will be a wonderful class filled with helpful information.
Bring your questions and brick walls you have encountered, in trying to learn more about your Scottish ancestors.



General Meeting – March 8, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
"A PINE POST FOUR INCHES SQUARE:
STAKING A CLAIM ON MINING RECORDS"
Presented by
Jen Baldwin
The gold rush produced more than flakes and nuggets, it produced a paper trail.  Explore mining records through the story of one man's decade in the Rocky Mountains.



General Meeting – April 12, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
"OVERCOMING BRICK WALLS BY MAPPING CENSUS DATA"
Presented by
Ted Bainbrige
Finding Old Maps on the Internet: Modern or old political, terrain, ethnic, ecclesiastical,
and other special subject maps: U.S. and 10 foreign countries.



General Meeting – May 10, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
ANNUAL FOOTHILLS POTLUCK LUNCHEON
Please join us for our annual Foothills Genealogical Society Potluck Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., before the General Meeting, on May 10, 2017 in the lower level of the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO.
Members whose last names begin with the letters:
A thru H - bring a dessert
I thru Q - bring a salad or vegetable
R thru Z - bring a main dish
All dishes should serve 8 people. Please be sure to label any dishes that contain nuts or fish.
The refreshments committee will provide plates, flatware, rolls, butter, coffee and punch for the luncheon.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hendon at hsportsnuts@gmail.com or phone 303-986-4611
 
PROGRAM
"BUFFALO BILL: A LIFE IN THE WEST"
Presented by Steve Friesen
 
Accompanied by numerous historic images of Buffalo Bill and his Wild West, this talk provides a survey of his life and impact on American history.  Since 2017 is also the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill's death and funeral in Denver, as well as his burial on Lookout Mountain, the ongoing controversies surrounding his bural will also be discussed.
 
Steve Friesen has been director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave since 1995. During this time he has given numerous lectures about Buffalo Bill and the West. His book Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary was published in summer of 2010 by Fulcrum Press.  Midwest Book Review characterized the book as "a captivating, reader-friendly biography of William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody.
 
Like Buffalo Bill, Friesen was raised in Kansas. He attended Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, once characterized by Buffalo Bill as the wildest and wickedest town in the West. Friesen received his MA in American Folk Culture in 1976 and has worked at a variety of museums, including Denver's Molly Brown house, throughout his 35 year career.  His abiding historical interest is in the American frontier, beginning with colonization of the eastern seaboard and continuing through Buffalo Bill's period. His first book A Modest Mennoite Home, dealt with the German settlement of Pennsylvania in the early 18th century.  His third book, I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Europe, will be published by University of Oklahoma Press in May, 2017.


 


Members of
 


Digitizing Your Family Memories
Saturday - Jan. 21, 2017
CGS/Computer Interest Group Presented by Marsha Knackstedt
Extra, Extra Read All About It
Tuesday - Jan. 24, 2017
Presented by Carol Cofrank Swensen, AG
Google and Genealogy Research - How Does That Work?
Thursday - Jan. 26, 2017
In this class we will look at all of the things that are available through Google to help the Genealogist. See more infomation on Foothills "Home Page"
Researching Your Scottish Ancestors
Friday - Feb. 17, 2017
Pledging Brotherhood: An Introduction to Fraternal, Benevolent and Secret Societies
Tuesday - Feb. 28, 2017
Aurora Genealogical Society of Colorado Presented by Jen Baldwin
Women in the Civil War - Soldiers, Spies, Saints and Sinners
Tuesday - Mar. 28, 2017
Aurora Genealogical Society Presented by Sandy Ronaye
Overcoming Brick Walls by Mapping Census Data
Monday - Apr. 17, 2017
Presented by Ted Bainbridge
Great Canadian Genealogy Summit
Friday - Oct. 13, 2017