Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.



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COLORADO
WORLD WAR II
4th DRAFT REGISTRATION INDEX
"OLD MAN DRAFT"
The database can be searched by going
to the menu items on the left -
Colo WW II Draft Cards
or 
State-Wide Records


General Meeting - February 10, 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
 
"The Naturalization Process"
presented by
Carol Darrow
 
 
Becoming a Naturalized U.S. citizen was not a requirement for living in this country.  The process took 7 years or more and only 60 percent of alien males became naturalized citizens between 1880-1930.  Carol Darrow, CG, will present an overview of the naturalization process, describe the types of documents you may find, and offer some clues about where and how to obtain these records.
 
Carol has lived in Colorado for the past 20 years and has been interested in genealogy for the last 17 years.  She earned her Certified Genealogist status in 2005 and has lectured across Colorado.  She volunteers weekly at Denver Public Library and at the National Archives in Broomfield.



Class
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Belmar Library
555 So. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO
 
REARCHING LAND RECORDS
presented by
Pam Heath and Russ Hamilton
 
This will be the first of two (2) classes that will cover why land records are important for research,
the first transfer of the land, and the the diferences between metes and bounds legal discriptions vs. platted lands. 
We will discuss where to locate land records, how to read them, and look at some real examples of how land records help genealogical research.
 
A signup sheet will be available February 10th at the
Foothills Genealogical Society general meeting.
 
Suggested Donation of $5.00 to Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado


General Meeting - March 9, 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
 
"10th Mountain Division"
presented by
Keli Schmid
 
This unique organization came into being on July 13, 1943, at Camp Hale, Colorado as the 10th Light Division (Alpine). 
The Division’s year training at the 9,200 foot high Camp Hale honed the skills of its soldiers to fight
and survive under the most brutal mountain conditions.
 
Keli, Denver Public Libray Archivist for the 10th Mountain Division,
will be giving a presentation about the 10th Mountain Division and
Denver Public Library's collection.


General Meeting - April 13, 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
 
"Threads of the Past: Stories of Pioneer Women and Their Quilts"
presented by
Lanie Tiffenbach
 
Lani has been both an avid genealogist and an avid quilter for many years and has combined her two passions in the writing of this historial novel.  Inspired by her immigrant ancestors, she tells the stories of courageous pioneer women surviving extraordinary challenges and hardships on the raw frontier of Minnesota.  These are written in their own "voices" in the form of letters and diaries, and are based on extensive genealogy research, documented facts and historical events.  The evolution of quilting in American is woven throughout their tales, with examples from each era.  The book is illustrated with over 100 wonderful vintage photos.
 
Lanie will outline how she conducted her genealogical and historical research, as well as her experiences in writing and publishing her novel. She will also share some of the interesting finds and family stories uncovered in her research.  Lanie will have copies of her novel available for purchase and signing at the meeting.
 
Lanie Tiffenbach is a native of Minnesota and grew up in the area where her immigrant ancestors had settled some generations earlier and where many of the events mentioned in her book occured. Surprising facts and rich family lore uncovered in her intensive genealogical and historical research inspired her to tell the stories of her women ancestors.  The women's shared love of quilting is the thread that ties the stories together.  Lanie incorporated antique quilts from her own collection, as well as quilts she has made with vintage or reproduction fabrics and patterns from earlier times.


General Meeting - May 11, 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.
Foothills Annual May Pot Luck will be held before the General Meeting.
More information coming soon!
 
PROGRAM
 
"Non-Population Census Schedules"
Presented by
Deena Coutant
 
 
The U.S. Federal Census has been taken every ten years beginning in 1790, but have you wondered if there's more to the census than the population statistics that were captured each decade?  Learn to go beyond the population schedules and use the 6 "non-population" schedules taken during 1850-1885, including the agricultural, defective/dependent/delinquent, manufacturing/industrial, mortality, slave, and social statistics schedules.  Discover where to locate these schedules, the clues they contain, and strategies of use.
Deena Coutant is a professional who specializes in the use of technology to facilitate successful search, storage and sharing strategies for family historians in the digital age.  She combined her past background and work experiences in marketing, human resources, and project management and information lifecycle governance to offer a unique blend of services to the genealogy industry and beyond.  She founded DigiDeena Consulting to provide services related to education and communication, including group training sessions, individual coaching, client research and review, photo organization, and marketing consulting.


Members of
 

The Naturalization Process
Wednesday - Feb. 10, 2016
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen was not a requirement for living in this country. The process took 7 years or more and only 60 percent of alien males became naturalized citizens between 1880-1930.  Carol Darrow, CG, will present an overview of the naturalization process, describe the types of documents you may find, and off some clues about where and how to obtain these records. Carol Darrow has lived in Colorado for the past 20 years and has been interested in genealogy for the last 17 years. She earned her Certified Genealogist status in 2005 and has lectured across Colorado. She volunteers weekly at the Denver Public Library and at the National Archives, Broomfield, CO.
10th Mountain Division
Wednesday - Mar. 09, 2016
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO Keli Schmid, Denver Public Library 10th Mountain Archivist wil be giving a presentation on the 10th Mountain Division and Denver Public Library collection.
Threads of the Past: Stories of Pioneer Women and Their Quilts
Wednesday - Apr. 13, 2016
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO Lanie has been both an avid genealogist and an avid quilter for many years and has combined her two passions in the writing of this historical novel. Inspired by her immigrant ancestors, she tells the stories of courageous pioneer women surviving extra challenges and hardships on the raw frontier of Minnesota. Lanie will outline how she conducted her genealogical and historical research, as well as her experience in writing and publishing her novel.  For further information, please see our "Home Page"
Non-Population Census Schedules
Wednesday - May. 11, 2016
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO Learn to go beyond the population schedules and use the 6 "non-population" schedules taken during 1850-1885, including the agricultural, defective/dependent/delinquent, manufacturing/industrial, mortality, slave, and social statistics schedules.  Discover where to locate these schedules, the clues they contain, and the strategies of use. Deena Coutanr will be the presenter of this program.  Deena is a professional who specializes in the use of technology to facilitate successful search, storage and sharing strategies for family historians in the digital age. For more information, please see our "Home Page"