Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.




MONTHLY MEETING INFORMATION
Second Wednesday of the Month - 1:00 P.M.
 Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
September - May
ROUNDTABLES
Before the the Monthly Meetings - 11:30 A.M.
Bring your lunch to enjoy while you listen to the presentation.

 


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.
Price for airplane information coming soon!


TRIPS and TOURS
WEDNESDAY
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mt. MORRISON
COLORADO CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMP
 
(Car Pools will leave from
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church - 9:15 a.m.)
 
The camp, located in Morrison, was open from 1935 through 1941-1942. One of the Projects assigned to this Camp was the construction of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  14 of the orginial 15 Buildings still exist at the site, making it one of the most intact Camps in existence.  It offers visitors a genuine glimpse of what life was like for the individuals who lived and worked there. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The Recreation Hall houses a small Museum.  We will be guided by one of the Park Rangers through the Museum and surrounding Buildings, and will learn about the history of this important Camp.  Please plan on coming!  Suggestion donation $5.00.


 


General Meeting – October 11, 2017
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
(before the General Meeting)
Bring your lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable!
October 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Presenter is one of our Members, Gaye Jacobs
"IF FACTS COULD TELL TALES; MAKING RESEARCH COME ALIVE"
Join us for this informal roundtable discussion and bring
along a favorite ancestors who has a story to share.
1. Identify an intriguing event or anecdote about this person.
2. Write one or two sentences explaining your choice
We'll explore how to make it interesting, informative and fun!
See you there!

PROGRAM
"WARNING OUT IN NEW ENGLAND"
by Janet Beiner
Janet Beiner is a Past President of Front Range Chapter, NSDAR, and a trained Volunteer Field Genealogist, having completed the online Genealogy Education Programs (GEPI, GEPII and GEPIII) offered by the National Society. It was while taking these courses that Janet saw a mention of a "warning out" that contained genealogical information. Not knowing what that meant, she decided to find out what it was, and upon learning what the term meant, decided that it would make a good program to share with other reseachers. Janet is an avid reseacher who has either assisted in or done the major research to complete over 50 applications for prospective members of DAR. She is passionate about the history and the legacy that genealogical research preserves, and enjoys sharing new-found resource of interest with others.
 

Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.




FOOTHILLS CLASS
Wednesday October 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Lakewood Library
10200 W.20th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80215
 
FINDING YOUR FAMILY IN NEWSPAPERS
Come learn the ins and outs of Online Newspaper reseach. Finding your family in local papers will add interesting details to the bare facts. Newspapers were our ancestors primary source of information and now you can use that information to catch a glimpse into their daily lives. We will look at Chronicling America, Online Historical Newspapers on Google, Colorado Historic Newspapers, Newspapers.com and many more.
Our instructor for this class will be Kathy Tarullo, a Professional Genealogist and member of FhGS.

 
 


General Meeting – November 8, 2017
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
(before the General Meeting)
Bring your lunch to enjoy during the Roundtable!
Land Descriptions
Presenter Carol Mladinich, a FhGS Member
PROGRAM
"75TH REMEMBRANCE OF THE BATAAN DEATH MARCH"
by Frank Francone & Mike Simbre
This presentation was prepared to honor those who fought valiantly to preserve our freedom as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March. The legacy of the contribution made by Filipino and American troops who were a part of this event in history, and about the recent Congressional action awarding a commendation to those who were in the Philippines during WW II should be taught and maintained. For the genealogists we will demonstrate data bases containing over 45,000 names of prisoners of war captured by the Japanese.
Frank Francone, a retired 2nd Lt. of the 57th Infantry Regiment Philippines Scouts who was stationed, after the war, at the notorious prison camp on Luzon Philippines, Camp O'Donnell in November, 1946-March, 1947. Frank is a 3rd generation native of Colorado, born in 1927. His Italian grandparents immigarated to Silver Plume, CO from Northern Italy in 1890. He attend Skinner Jr. High, North High and University of Colorado (MBA). Entered the Army after high school.  After graduating from CU as an engineer, he went to work at the Naval Ordance Test Station, Jet Propulsion Lab (Caltech) and finally Lockheed Martin for 36 years. He has 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. His hobbies include woodworking, leading bible study groups, photography and genelaogy.
Mike Simbre, a retired Air Force Top Sergeant and Regional Director of the Philippine Veteran Recognition and Education Project for Colorado. The FILVETREP are the ones who motivated congress to pass the Congressional Medal Commendation award.

 


FOOTHILLS CLASS
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION:
SEARCHING in OUR NATION'S ATTIC
Monday, November 13, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 P.M
Belmar Library, 555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) preserves and maintains records about important events in American history, which are available for research. NARA maintains facilities in Washington, DC, regional facilities, and fourteen Presidential libraries. The NARA Website also provides access to some records. This presentation by Beth Benko, will describe the holdings and research facilities of NARA's central and regional locations, with a focus on the Archives in Denver. It will also include information about records available on the NARA Website and demonstration of the Website's search capabilities. Beth Banko is a professional genealogist, an officer and volunteer in several local genealogical societies, volunteers at NARA and the Denver Public Library, and is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. This presentation should be extemely helpful so please plan on attending.


 


General Meeting – December 13, 2017
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
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




Members of
 


Aurora Genealogical Society - Researching Land Records
Tuesday - Sep. 26, 2017
"If Facts Could Tell Tales; Making Research Come Alive"
Saturday - Nov. 11, 2017
"Warning Out"
Saturday - Nov. 11, 2017