Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.



MONTHLY MEETING INFORMATION
Second Wednesday of the Month - 1:00 P.M.
 Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
September - May
1:00 p.m.
info@foothillsgenealogy.org
Ample parking in the church parking lot. 
Handicap accessible
Guest are always welcome!




"RESEARCHING LAND RECORDS"
Thursday, January 30, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library
10200 West 20th Ave., Lakewood
303-235-5275
Class will be taught by  Pam Heath,
Education Coordinator for Foothills Genealogical Society
 
In this class we will learn why land records are so important for our genealogy research.  We will cover the first transfer of the land in the State Land States and Federal Land States, and the differences between metes and bounds legal descriptions vs. descriptions for platted lands.  We will talk about software that is available to map your metes and bounds legal descriptions.  We will discuss where to locate land records and how to read them.  Also, we will look at several examples of documents (Deeds, as well as a lot of other documents) that you will find in land records.  Finally, we will also talk about Maps, Atlases, and Gazetteers.  This is a good class for both beginners and seasoned genealogists!  
 
Suggestion Donation: $5.00


GENERAL MEETING - FEBRUARY 12, 2020
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 P.M.
APPLEWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHRUCH
2035 ELLIS STREET
GOLDEN, COLORADO
 
Ample parking in the church parking lot.  Handicap accessible
Guest are always welcome!

PROGRAM
"JEFFERSON COUNTY CORONER'S OFFICE"
Presented by
Marilynn Manzutto,
Coroner Investigator, Supervisor
 
Marilynn came to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office in September of 2009 after having spent a year in the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner.  Marilyn holds an MA degree from the University of Denver.
 
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office is created by the Colorado Constitution and the Colorado Revised Statutes §30-10-600, and mandated to establish the cause and manner of death for people who die suddenly or unexpectedly, or who are not attended by a physician at the time of death. The Coroner’s Office is also required to investigate deaths from accidents, acts of violence and other special circumstances. These include all deaths in Jefferson County that fall under the following circumstances:
  1. If the death is or may be unnatural as a result of external influences, violence, or injury;
  2. Due to the influence of or the result of intoxication by alcohol, drugs, or poison;
  3. As a result of an accident, including at the workplace;
  4. When the death of an infant or child is unexpected or unexplained;
  5. When no physician is in attendance or when, though in attendance, the physician is unable to certify the cause of death;
  6. From a death that occurs within twenty-four hours of admission to a hospital;
  7. From a disease which may be hazardous or contagious or which may constitute a threat to the health of the general public;
  8. If the death occurs from the action of a peace officer or while in the custody of law enforcement officials or while incarcerated in a public institution;
  9. When the death was sudden and happened to a person who was in apparent good health;
  10. When a body is unidentifiable, decomposed, charred, or skeletonized; or
  11. Circumstances that the coroner otherwise determines may warrant further inquiry to determine cause and manner of death or further law enforcement investigation.
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FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"CENSUS RECORDS, TAKING THE NEXT STEP"
Friday, February 21, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library,
10200 West 20th Ave.,
Lakewood, CO - 303-235-5275
 
Class will be taught by Pam Heath, Education Coordinator,
Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado
 
So you've located your ancestor in a Census Record, what's the next step?  In this class we will be looking at census records, and what information you can glean from them.  Then, we'll be taking a look at where we should go next,
with the information we learn.
 
Suggestion Donation: $5.00

GENERAL MEETING - MARCH 11, 2020
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 P.M.
APPLEWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHRUCH
2035 ELLIS STREET
GOLDEN, COLORADO
 
Ample parking in the church parking lot.  Handicap accessible
Guest are always welcome!


"COLORADO STATE ARCHIVES"
Presented by
Kevin Luy,
Collections and Processing Archivist, Colorado State Archives
 
April’s guest speaker is Kevin Luy who will provide an overview of the types of records available at the Colorado State Archives, with an emphasis on records that may be of interest to genealogists and local history researchers.  The session will touch on what work looks like behind the scenes at an archive.  It will close with some tips for researcher from the perspective of the other side of the reference desk—tips that should be helpful at any archives in which you do research.
Kevin Luy is a Collections and Processing Archivist at the Colorado State Archives.  He has an MS-LIS from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously, he worked for the National Archives and Records Administration and the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library located on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  The Beinecke is one of the largest buildings in the world dedicated to rare books and manuscripts.  Kevin enjoyed working at Beinecke because they have a Gutenberg Bible and a first edition copy of John Audubon’s Birds of America.  (He thought it was cool.)

 

GENERAL MEETING - APRIL 8, 2020
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 P.M.
APPLEWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHRUCH
2035 ELLIS STREET
GOLDEN, COLORADO
Ample parking in the church parking lot.  Handicap accessible
Guest are always welcome!

 PROGRAM
"I CAN'T FIND THEM IN THE CENSUS" 
Presented by
Ted Bainbridge, Ph.D.
Ted will talk about causes of frustration when searching for ancestors in census records.
  He will present search methods, alternatives, and workarounds to employ that improve your research.
 
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 Latter-day Saints 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..


 

FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"RESEARCHING YOU IRISH ANCESTORS:  THE BASICS"
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library
10200 West 20th Avenue, Lakewood
303-235-5275
 
Class will be taught by Sylvia Tracy-Doolos, Professional Genealogist and President of W.I.S.E. Family History Society
 and Marilyn Edwards-Roberts, Professional Genealogist and Secretary of W.I.S.E. Family History Society
 
Researching Irish ancestors is a challenge in so many ways. Economics, politics, and religious strife sent waves of Irish and Scots-Irish to America. This class will walk you through the various waves of immigration and the record types that have survived from each wave and where to find them. We'll explore Irish records, as well as Colonial through 19th century American records, to include some Canadian records. We'll touch on the various repositories available online, including; FamilySearch.org, AncestryIreland.com, AskAboutIreland.ie, FindMyPast.co.uk, IrishGenealogy.ie, NLI.ie, RootsIreland.ie, and of course the major U.S. genealogy sites.
 
Suggestion Donation: $5.00


GENERAL MEETING - MAY 13, 2020
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 P.M.
APPLEWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHRUCH
2035 ELLIS STREET
GOLDEN, COLORADO
 
Ample parking in the church parking lot.  Handicap accessible
Guest are always welcome!

"LOCATING IMAGES OF OUR ANCESTORS"
Presented by
Andy Likins
 
Putting a Face With That Name:
 I will share how I have been able to locate images of all of my ancestors back to my second great grandparents, half of my third great grandparents, and several others beyond that, using a wide variety of methods, repositories, and on-line sources.
 
A family historian based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Andy Likins has been researching his family tree for over 30 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 has a special interest in locating images of ancestors, he lectures on Norwegian and Swedish research, and his memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Swedish Colonial Society. He has completed the NGS Home Study Course and the ProGen Study Program.


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"RESEARCHING LAND RECORDS"
Thursday - Jan. 30, 2020
"CENSUS RECORDS, Taking the Next Step"
Friday - Feb. 21, 2020
"Researching Your Irish Ancestors: The Basics
Wednesday - Apr. 29, 2020