Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.




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, Ph D.
 
Studying census records along with contemporary maps can reveal information not contained in either source alone, and not accessible by any other means.  Demonstration of three long-standing research puzzles: what maps and census records were used, methods of analysis, and discoveries made.
Identifying the parents of a man born in 1803
Identifying the parents of a woman born in 1783
Distinguishing among people with the same name,
living in the same area at the same time
 
Ted has been a genealogical researcher, teacher, speaker, and writer since 1969.  He has served as president of the Longmont Genealogical Society and as a staff member in two LDS Family History Centers.  His genealogical and historical articles are published frequently by many international, national, state, and local organizations.  Ted is listed in the Speakers Bureau of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and frequently speaks to organizations on the Front Range.
 



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.


 


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Treasures Found in Deed Books
Saturday - Feb. 25, 2017
Speaker: Carol Cooke Darrow Deed books to U.S. lands were often used as the official record of the county. They included land descriptions, the history of a title to land, mortgages and deeds of gift as well as apprenticeship papers, manumission papers, and pre-nup agreements that detail family relationships and other personal information.
"Parental Accident" - W.I.S.E. Genealogical Society
Saturday - Feb. 25, 2017
This presentation by Dorothy Coltrin is being sponsored by W.I.S.E.  Dorothy will discuss how Y-chromosome DNA and in-depth paper research is used to tie children to a father of a different surname.
Pledging Brotherhood: An Introduction to Fraternal, Benevolent and Secret Societies
Tuesday - Feb. 28, 2017
Aurora Genealogical Society of Colorado Presented by Jen Baldwin
March 23, 2017 - Tips and Tricks for Census Records
Thursday - Mar. 23, 2017
Census records are probably the first public record most genealogists use because they contain so much useful information. Come learn how to squeeze the last drops of knowledge from federal, state and special census records. The instructor for this class is Kathy Tarullo, a Professional Genealogist with a Bachelor's Degree in Family History - Genealogy, and a Member of Foothills Genealogical Society. Suggested donation of $5.00, paid at the time of the class.
Women in the Civil War - Soldiers, Spies, Saints and Sinners
Tuesday - Mar. 28, 2017
Aurora Genealogical Society Presented by Sandy Ronaye
Discover Your Swedish Roots
Saturday - Apr. 01, 2017
Genealogy Workshops Using Arkivdigital Topics: How Do I Start? Swedish Church Records Estate Inventories, Military Records Name Searchable Registers Historic Maps, Ship Records Finding Living Relatives  
The Great Migration Study Project - CGS/Computer Interest Group
Friday - Apr. 07, 2017
FREE Colorado Genealogical Society & CGS/Computer Interest Group Afternoon of Free Programs April 7, 2017 Central Denver Public Library, Lower Level Conference Center David Lambert will speak on The Great Migration Study Project, James Jeffery will discuss DPL's Collection of the Great Migration Study Project, Virginia Anderson will discuss The Revolution in Connecticut, and a lineage society member will discuss the importance of lineage societies.
David Allen Lambert-CGS/Computer Interest Group Spring Seminar
Saturday - Apr. 08, 2017
David Allen Lambert from the NEHGS will be speaking on Town and Vital Records, Probate Records, Land Records, and Court Records.