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.


 


SALT LAKE CITY TRIP  --- Please see notices from Atlas Travel on room rates!!  Dec 5, 2017
 
TIME TO MAKE REGISTRATION FOR HOTEL IN SALT LAKE CITY!!
 
MARCH 19-24, 2018
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
(next to the Family History Library)
Room Rates:
Just an FYI regarding the room block with the Salt Lake Plaza.  After speaking with my sales rep., Rich, this morning I found out that rather than blocking 10 rooms and letting us request which room type we want the hotel has changed their policy and Rich is required to split the room block between the standard rooms and the deluxe rooms.  This gives our group 5 standard rooms and 5 deluxe rooms.  The only way for me to handle the room request is on a first come first serve basis.  Currently, I have already received payment for 4 of the standard rooms.  Unfortunately, I am not allowed to add any more standard rooms to my blocked space. 

Please contact me prior to sending in your payment, so that I can let you know if my last standard room is still available--Sally Garcia, sallygarcia@atlastravelinc.com , 303-234-1040


Standard Room - single $537.00, double - $286.00 per person
Deluxe Room - single $594.00, double $315.00 per person
Rate include 5 nights Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, hotel tax, airport transfers, and baggage handling.
AIRLINE INFORMATION
This year we have changed how we do airfare.  Each person will do their own flight arrangements for the trip to SLC.  Southwest has put some restrictions on how they handle group travel and it will work better for each person traveling to SLC, to buy their own ticket.  If you have any questions you can sent them to the FhGS email address info@foothillsgenealogy.org  and we will get back to you.



75th BATAAN DEATH MARCH
The Gold Medal pictured is being awarded to the individuals who were a part of the 75th Bataan Death March 75 years ago.  We want to recognize the contribution of Filipino and American troops who were in the Philippines during WWII with this  recent Congressional award.
The following names are  from the POW list that identified Colorado as their state. (309 total). They may not have lived in Colorado but registered for service in Colorado. Note not all persons on this list were in the military. There are some civilians. This list identifies the name of the person; their serial number; their Army, Air Corp, Navy, etc.; their unit; the prison camp they were in;  and their date of death (if they died while a prisoner). There are many blank spaces where there is no data. In most cases there is no identification of the cause of death, but it should be noted that of these 309 persons, 109 died at the hands of the Japanese.
Thank you Mr. Francone for sharing this with us.
 
If you know a veteran or the descendant of a veteran who was in the Philippines between December 1941 and December 1946 investigate the criteria as described on the web site FILVETREP. The site emphasizes recognizing the contribution of Filipinos during WWII. The Gold Medal is a delayed offering of thanks. But American military and civilians who meet the place and date criteria are also eligible and  should pursue this for their family.  If  further information is needed please notify Foothills Society who will then pass on the information to Mr. Francone who will be able to assist.
For more in depth information check: https://www.filvetrep.org/

 


General Meeting – January 10, 2018
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!

ROUNDTABLE
January 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(before our January General Meeting)
 
ONLINE GENEALOGY BOOKS
 
Family and local history books can be great sources of genealogical information.  Finding printed copies of these books may not be easy but now many of these materials are available online.  This Roundtable will look at some of the best online sites and collections for digital family history materials including Google Books, FamilySearch and Heritage Quest.
 
This Roundtable is being presented by Lynn Gunderson, an FhGS Member, member of the Education Committee, and the Adult Services Librarian for the Lakewood Library.  Don't miss this chance to find out about these resources!

PROGRAM
 
PRESERVING YOUR MEMORIES
Presented by
Marsha Knackstedt
 
Marsha will talk about turning the collection of photos and tapes stashed away in your home into digitized medai that can be shared with family members.
 
Most homes have buried treasure in them. Loads of family memories are stashed away in all sorts of old media, waiting to be modernized and shared. People need a place they can go that is full of the ideas, knowhow and equipment that gets the job done when sharing those memories. We work with various video tapes; home movie films; photos; slides; negatives; albums; and old audio, like reel-to-reel and cassettes. We have ideas about bringing your memories back to life, including DVD's, digital files, books, reprints, restorations and slideshows.
 
Everyone has a story to tell - not matter how seemingly insignificant it may seem.  At "Leave A Legacy" they will help people create and preserve family memories for generations. Using your old media you can tell your story in a modern way.
 
Marsha Knackstedt is the owner and developer of "Leave a Legacy", Inc. located in Denver and Fort Collins. She is a member of the Association of Professional Historians and a founding member of the "Memory Preservation Coalition".

 


Trip to the Arvada Colorado Family History Center

7080 Independence Street, Arvada, CO

 

Session 1 -  Friday, January 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session 2 -  Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Session 3 - Monday, January 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Session 4 - Monday, January 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

This trip is broken into Four (4) Sessions - only sign up for one! Each Session is limited to 7 persons, so each person can sit at a computer.  We will be learning about all the resources that are available at the Center, including internet access to Ancestry.com, Findmypast.com and MyHeritage.com, and about using the microfilm and microfiche readers. 

 

Suggestion Donation: $5.00, collected on the day of the Trip.

 

You can sign up at the December and January General Meeting

or by email to pheathfhgs@gmail.com.



 


FOOTHILLS CLASS
Thursday, January 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 P.M
Lakewood Library, 
10200 West 20th Avenue
Lakewood, CO
 

THE GREAT LIBRARIES

Presented by Pam Heath, FhGS Education Coordinator

There are several libraries throughout the United States, that stand out, because they are major repositories for records, books, family histories, and other archival holdings. In this class we will look at some of them. The "Allen County Public Library," "DAR Library," "Family History Library in Salt Lake City," "Mid-Continent Public Library," "New England Historic Genealogical Society," "Newberry Library," and more. These libraries are invaluable to the Genealogist.

Please plan on attending, and learn about how you can access their resources.



 


General Meeting – February 14, 2018
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
"COLORADO HISTORIC NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
Presented by
Leigh Jeremias
Leigh Jeremias will present the changes made to the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection, a free online research site. She will discuss the new look and improved features of the web site. She will share tips and tricks to help you effectively and efficently seach historic newspapers that are an excellent source of genealogical information.
 
Leigh Jeremias is the Digital Collections Coordinator for the Colorado State Library. She manages "The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collections" and the "Plaines to Peaks Collections", the Colorado-Wyoming Service Hub of the "Digital Public Library of America". She has over 17 years of experience managing collections in museums and special collection libraries. Prior to working at the "Colorado State Library", Ms. Jeremias worked at "History Colorado" and "American Philosophical Society" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



General Meeting – March 14, 2018
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
GERMAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
Presented by
John W. Mears
 
John will review finding information in the United States and Germany on your ancestors. He will focus on finding that town and villiages where your ancestors came from and the records and resources available in Germany for research.
 
John W. Mears has been involved in genealogy for the past fifty years and has been a Professional Genealogist for the last twenty years. He has worked in three Family History Centers in Detroit, Michigan; Albany, New York; and Littleton, Colorado. He has taught seminars for the Colorado Genealogist Society as well as beginning, Irish and German genealogy classes at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton and at seminars throughout Colorado. He was formerly Temple Recorder at the Denver, Colorado Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 


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Trip to the Arvada Colorado Family History Center
Friday - Jan. 12, 2018
Trip to the Arvada Colorado Family History Center
Friday - Jan. 12, 2018
Trip to the Arvada CO Family History Center
Monday - Jan. 15, 2018
Trip to the Arvada CO Family History Center
Monday - Jan. 15, 2018
The Great Libraries
Thursday - Jan. 25, 2018
Family History Library
Monday - Mar. 19, 2018