Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.
Celebrating 40 years of support for genealogical research.

Holiday Recipes Wanted!
The best part of any holiday is the FOOD. FhGS is asking for your favorite holiday recipe to share with our members.
All holiday recipes should follow these three rules: it should be delicious, it should feed the crowd, and it should be easy to make.  Accompany your recipe with a photo of the favorite dish.
Send the recipe and photo to Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado, PO Box 150382, Lakewood, CO  80215 or email to by November 20th.
Your recipe and photo will be posted on the Membership Only Website.  Photo size may change without prior notice.
Happy Holidays!


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

 Not familiar with Zoom?  Zoom is a popular video and audio application that works on PCs and Macs.  It is increasingly being used to virtually attend meetings, training, webinars, and events.  The Zoom communications enables participants to hear and see each other during the meeting.  It also allows for presentation of other audio and visual information to meeting attendees.  You can join by using your PC or Mac, Smart Phone, tablet, or telephone.  Request Zoom instructions by emailing



"David Coward, State Liaison for Colorado to the Records Preservation & Access Committee"
​Records Preservation & Access Committee ("R.P.A.C.") is a  joint committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, and the National Genealogical Society.   R.P.A.C.  advises the genealogical and historical communities about access to vital records, current legislation that affects the genealogical and historical communities, and records preservation policies and practices.”  David Coward will be telling us about this very important Committee and about the Model Vital Statistics Act that was just updated by the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems ("NAPHSIS") and about Jude’s law passed here in Colorado.  This presentation is going to be very informative, please plan on attending!

"Too Many Marys: Identity and Same Name Conundrums"
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Class will be taught by Jill Morelli, CG  
Whether you are looking for a John Smith, a Mary Margaret Murphy or a Lars Larson from among many, we all have genealogical “identity issues.” In this presentation, we will discuss the types of identity problems that are prevalent and show a methodology for a possible solution. Yes, it takes some work. Examples of common types of identity problems will illustrate the methodology and the tools that may lead to identification. We will use the "lens" of the Genealogical Proof Standard to guide our work and raise our confidence that we have the right person and we did not just “pick one that looked right.” Let’s tackle some of those identity issues!
Jill Morelli, CG, loves to share her passion for genealogy with others. She is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in the US Midwest, Scandinavia and northern Germany. She lectures nationally on topics inspired by her own research and methodology. Jill has written articles for National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Swedish American Genealogist, Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly and many others. In 2017, she founded the online Certification Discussion Group, sharing her journey and that of others to build and submit a successful portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists and many other local genealogical societies.


Mark Rabideau will be presenting a class on
"German Reserch"
in February, 2021 via ZOOM.
More information will be available shortly.


Sylvia Tracy-Doolos and Marilyn Edwards-Roberts, both with W.I.S.E. will presenting
 "Research Your Irish Ancestors: The Basics"
in March, 2021 via ZOOM
More information will be available shortly.



"Records Preservation and Access Committee" (R.P.A.C.)
Wednesday - Dec. 09, 2020
"Too Many Marys: Identity and Same Name Conundrums"
Tuesday - Jan. 19, 2021