Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.

Second Wednesday of the Month - 1:00 P.M.
 Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
September - May
1:00 p.m.


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:


Not To Early To Get The Date On The Calendar
Salt Lake City Trip
MARCH 19-24, 2018
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
(next to the Family History Library)
Room Rates:
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.
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  and we will get back to you.

General Meeting – December 13, 2017
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!
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
(before our General Meeting)
The FhGS Roundtable of December will center
around our Members' Holiday Traditions.
We are asking Members to write up their stories
and bring them to our November General Meeting.
Please give them to Pam Heath,
Education Coordinator.
Then, we will pick the winners at our December Roundtable!
And, we'll have prizes!
Please be a part of this fun event, we'd love to
know how your family celebrates this winter season.
Presented by Maggie M.
Born and raised in Ohio, Maggie now resides in Colorado with her husband, Wayne, crazy cat Patches and Golden Retriever, Lexie.  Maggie earned her Bachelor's degree in English and Professional Writing from Wright State University and has completed the Apprentice and Craftsman programs with the Christian Writers Guild. She has served in a number of officers for her American Christian Fiction Writers chapter.
Maggie's debut publication, Dead Man Walking - Book 1 - Misadventures of the Cholua Brothers premiered in the fall of 2014.  Book 2 - Pistols and Petticoats premiered in the summer of 2015, and Book 3 - Bonanza Beans is scheduled to premier late fall 2017.
Maggie is a syndicated columist with a weekly column in the oldest newspaper in Colorado, The Weekly Register-Call and a bi-weekly column in the Colorado Gambler.
When she's not entertaining her readers with a novel perspective of the old west, she's mostly likely traversing the spiraling back roads of her Colorado foothills.
BOOK NOOK will be open before and after the General Meeting

January 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(before our December General Meeting)
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!

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


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.


Members of

What's Your Holiday Tradition??
Wednesday - Dec. 13, 2017
Foothills Genealogical Book Nook
Wednesday - Dec. 13, 2017
The Book Nook will be open before and after the Monthly Meeting.
Maggie M.
Wednesday - Dec. 13, 2017
The Great Libraries
Thursday - Jan. 25, 2018
Family History Library
Monday - Mar. 19, 2018