Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.
Celebrating 40 years of support for genealogical research.
MONTHLY MEETING INFORMATION
Second Wednesday of the Month
September - May, 1:00 pm
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO 80401
Due to Covoid 19 our regular meeting location
Visitors and Guests are always Welcome!
General Meetings, Programs, Classes and Round Tables are currently held via ZOOM
Members will receive a Zoom invitiation by email.
Non-members please email your request for Zoom instructions to
For Foothills Membership Application: Click HERE
FOOTHILLS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
IS GOING ZOOM!
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GENERAL MEETING – MARCH 10, 2021
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM
"GENETIC GENEALOGY - BEYOND THE HYPE"
This presentation will discuss DNA testing and how the different tests can be used as additional tools in your genealogy toolbox. We will cover
the main testing companies and the main tests used in genealogy research. We will discuss the best tests to use to solve different genealogy challenges.
Glenn’s involvement in genealogy research for the past 35 years has led to his current focus in genetic genealogy which combines technology and genealogy. He took his first DNA test in 2005 and manages DNA tests from all major testing companies for more than 35 family members. He is also interested in Quaker records throughout North America.
He currently serves as President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and many genealogical and historical societies. He completed the “DNA Boot Camp: Practical Applications” at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January 2017.
Glenn facilitates the monthly DNA study group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the Longmont Genealogical Society. He is a co-administrator of the BATES Y-DNA surname project at Family Tree DNA. He teaches genealogy classes and volunteers to help people with genealogy research at the Fort Collins Public Library.
"Getting Started with Family Tree Maker"
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Class will be held Via Zoom
Class will be taught by Noel Ferre
Family Tree Maker is a powerful tool to aid in your genealogical research. But – it is also complex. Knowing how to use it will allow you to keep your data, documents, photos, a to-do list, and even videos in one place. You’ll be able to find information quickly and efficiently. In this class we’ll examine the seven different workspaces of FTM that, combined, will allow you to keep track of your data and your research and navigate the software in an efficient way. We’ll look at the tools that perhaps you have not yet discovered and give you the basic skills and know-how to navigate the program and accomplish more in your genealogical journey.
Noel Ferre fell in love with genealogy about 20 odd years ago when she found a stack of letters dating back to 1842 that belonged to her Dutch great grandmother. While her roots in New England date back 12 generations, Noel has direct ancestors in 11 countries, on 3 different continents! She spent part of her youth in New York but completed high school and college in Chile. Past Program Director of Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society, she currently serves as its President. Married for 42 years, self-employed in International Sales, has 3 grown boys and a beautiful rescue mutt. When not doing genealogy, she enjoys traveling, reading, knitting and all the outstanding outdoor life that Colorado has to offer.
FOOTHILLS ROUND TABLE
"Google Earth Pro for Genealogy Research"
Monday, March 22, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This Round Table will be given by Pam Heath, Education Coordinator for Foothills Genealogical Society.
Do you have an old Photo of an Ancestor and would like to figure out where (and maybe when) it was taken? Would you like to mark those places where your families lived on the Earth? How about going back in time to see what an area looked like, i.e. from an old map? You can use Google Earth Pro to break through Brick Walls and add color to our families' stories.
GENERAL MEETING – APRIL 14, 2021
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM
"QUILTING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY"
Sharing the knowledge of your history using fabric and art is a wonderful way to share your heritage with your family and others. Kathy’s presentation will feature 14 unique quilts she has made that are about her family as well as research she has done to learn he stories behind the people in the quilts. The presentation features documents and photos that are not represented in the actual quilts.
Kathy’s current quilting project is about her great-great-grandfather who was a Jewish immigrant in 1848 and was involved with raising funds for the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair in St. Louis in 1864. That will be the main theme of the quilt. What is a sanitary fair and why was one held in St. Louis? Join us to find out that and more!
She has been interested in genealogy since her childhood. Kathy is a retired public-school teacher and award-winning quilter who shared her love of fabric, color, and design with more than 1,000 youngsters over 27 years.
Her quilts have been displayed at the History Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, recognized as one of the top quilt museums by USA Today.
GENERAL MEETING – MAY 12, 2021
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM
LOCATING IMAGES OF ANCESTORS: PUTTING A FACE WITH THAT NAME.
Having images of our ancestors makes them come to life for us. You will learn about how you can locate images of your ancestors – some in unexpected places. Since my early days of family history research, I have made it a priority to locate images of my ancestors. Up to today, I have images of all my direct line ancestors through my 2nd great grandparents, over half of my 3rd great grandparents, and several beyond that, going back before the invention of photography.
Andy Likins has been fascinated by family history for as long as he can remember and has been actively researching for over 35 years. Ancestry Magazine and Archives.com have published articles he has written on topics relating to American and Scandinavian research, and he has performed research for PBS’s Finding Your Roots. His memberships include the Swedish Colonial Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Andy is a professor at Pikes Peak Community College and does genealogical research for clients. Collecting images of family members is one of his favorite aspects of genealogy.
A family historian based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Andy Likins has been researching his family tree for over 25 years. He has a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in teaching English to speakers of other languages, and he teaches academic composition and reading at Pikes Peak Community College. Andy lectures on introductory genealogy as well as Norwegian and Swedish research, and his memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Swedish Colonial Society. His on-going quest is to encourage his wife and three children to love cemeteries as much as he does.