Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.




General Meeting – December 14, 2016
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
The 1917 Hastings Mine Disaster
Presented by Jerry Sherard
This was Colorado's worst mining disaster. Jerry will provide details about this tragic accident in which 122 mine personnel died.
 
Jerry, a FhGS member, was born in Nebraska and has been doing genealogy research since 1979. He currently is a volunteer worker for the Colorado State Archives and the Colorado Railroad Museum.  He is the administrator for the web sites http://miningaccidents.weebly.com and http://raogk.wikia.com/wiki/Random_Acts_of_Genealogical_Kindness_Wiki.  Although he has published many books and created many databases, his specialty is mining accident research for the U.S., Canada and Australia with over 600,000 fatal and nonfatal mining accident records in his files.




General Meeting – January 11, 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
"HOW TO PLAN YOUR DIGITAL AFTERLIFE"
Presented by
Julie Miller, CG, FNGS
Your digital presence has grown at a rapid speed.  After you're gone, what will happen to your electronic information and photos?  Learn how to take control of your digital afterlife.
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Julie is a certified genealogist and a fellow of the National Genealogical Society.  She is a full-time researcher, lecturer, and award-winning writer.  Julie is chair of the NGS conference committee and was the chair of the 2010 and 2012 NGS conferences.  She has been a volunteer at the National Archive at Denver for eighteen years.

 


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.
TBA




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.
TBA



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.
 
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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Germanic Genealogical Society of CO - The History of Cookies
Tuesday - Dec. 06, 2016
The 1917 Hastings Mine Disaster
Wednesday - Dec. 14, 2016
How to Plan Your Digital Afterlife
Wednesday - Jan. 11, 2017
Presented by Julie Miller, CG, FNGS
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
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