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!




GENERAL MEETING - SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
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!

"LINGUISTIC TOOLS FOR YOUR BRICK WALL DEMOLITION KIT"
Presented by
Slyvia Tracy-Doolos
Discover linguistic tips, tricks and resources that can help you find your most elusive ancestors. Join me as we explore how the language of our ancestors, as well as the language of the inhabitants in the area they settled in, many have affected how their names were changed.
 
Sylvia Tracy Doolos has been interested in genealogy for over thirty years, and working as a genealogist for nine as the owner of New Leaf Genealogy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS), and Broomfield Genealogy Society. Sylvia is President of the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE), and is the Genealogist for Adams County Genealogical Society. She has a B.A. in History and minored in English focusing on linguistics so she could focus on studying how language and immigration created and changed America. She also is a family history writing coach, guiding and inspiring people as they share their family story in their authentic voices.


 


FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"FAN RESEARCH, What Does It Mean and How Do You Do It"
Friday, October 4, 2019
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,
Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado  
 

 

FAN Research, no we won't be talking about our fantasy football leagues.  In this class we will be looking at what we can discover when we research those individuals who surrounded the lives of our ancestors.  We will be talking about researching our Ancestors' Families, Associates and Neighbors.  We'll be looking at county histories, church records, atlas and plat maps, military records and more,  Please come, it's going to be fun!

 

Suggestion Donation: $5.00



 


GENERAL MEETING - OCTOBER 9, 2019
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!

FOOTHILLS ROUND TABLE

 

"FHGS Website - IT'S YOURS!"

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

before the General Meeting at 1:00 pm

Applewood Valley United Methodist Church

 

This Round Table will be given by Lynn Gunderson, a Member of the Education Committee and Adult Services Librarian at the Lakewood Library,

 

The Foothills Genealogical Society Website is full of wonderful records, indexes to books and magazines, indexes to local cemeteries, educational information (facts and tips, handouts from classes, round tables and presentations), and useful links.  You will be amazed at the work your Society has done to preserve records of our four counties, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park.  But there is so much more that's available to you on the Website.  Please plan on coming early and learn about it, the presentation will start at 11:30 am, before the General Meeting.



PROGRAM
"UNTANGLING YOUR NEW ENGLAND ROOTS: 
AN OVERVIEW FROM SETTLEMENT TO THE SEVEN YEARS WAR"
Presented by
John Putnam
Do you share New England Roots with John E. Putnam from Pre-Revolutionary times? Do you know the history and migration patterns that your ancestors experienced during these times? Even through you may not share any roots from this geographical area, there are many factors that stated in New England that still impact us all.
As the second oldest area in the “New World” to undergo European settlement, many present-day Americans can trace their ancestry back to the Pilgrims or the Puritan Great Migration. For some, it is very easy to trace your ancestry back to these original settlers due to the extensive records that their largely Puritan forebears maintained for us. Others find tracing their ancestry more difficult for varied reasons. John will share the importance to understand New England’s history, it’s settlement patterns, and its town structure to improve your chances to tackle New England brick walls. While records are important to prove your genealogical past, it is often difficult to know where to look for these records unless you know the area’s history not to mention the formative activities that our ancestors undertook which provide rich stories for your family histories. John likes to customize his talks to his audiences. He asks that attendees share with him the following information:
  1. What are your top 5 New England surnames and in what towns & States did they live?
  2. What is your single biggest New England research brick wall? Please provide brief details
  3. What information about New England would most benefit your research?
  4. Please provide this information to juputnam@aol.com show New England Foothills in the Subject caption.
John is a native of Western Massachusetts where he grew up on a farm; attended public schools, and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned his BA in Government/Political Science. While at college, he debated four years and married his debate partner, Sue, after his graduation. He earned a MA in Political Science at the University of Colorado. John is the past President of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society and serves as their delegate to the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. In December 2011, he wrote a paper telling about his Teaching Grannies for a local genealogy course taken at Pikes Peak Community College. In June 2012, he presented a paper at the Pikes Peak Regional Historical Symposium on Historical Floods in the Pikes Peak Region.




FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"YOU JUST SPIT!  NOW WHAT?  ANCESTRY DNA FOR BEGINNERS"
Thursday, November 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lakewood Public Library
10200 West 20th Ave., Lakewood
303-235-5275
 
Class will be taught by Kathy Tarullo  
 
Are you bewildered by your Ancestry DNA results?  Come spend some time learning how to evaluate your Ancestry.com DNA match lists.  This is a perfect class for beginners.  Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University. She is currently on staff with Apex Colorado Recreation District teaching beginning Genealogy Classes and a Beyond the Basics lecture series. She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.
 
Suggestion Donation: $5.00


 


GENERAL MEETING - NOVEMBER 13, 2019
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!
"WILLIAM H. BONNEY, aka  BILLY THE KID"
Presented 
by
Paul Matthew Marquez
While Mr. Marquez was researching his family's ancestral path from Nev, Mexico to Denver, Colorado confirming oral histories told in his Grandmother's family, the Gutierrez's, it's confirmed there was a relationship with Marquez' family and an outlaw, plus kinship to the Sheriff who hunted down and killed the outlaw.
He has discovered a lore which has been documented in books and film across the Southwest, the friendship between his Great Great Grandmother, Celsa Gutierrez, and New Mexico's most notorious outlaw of the 19th century "William H. Bonney, aka "Billy the Kid". His published documents shed new light on this subject and bring forth new information.
 
Marquez is a Colorado Native, born in Denver, graduated from john F. Kennedy High School, his Father's family has been in Colorado for more than 130 years.
Marquez sits on the board of the Wild West History Association, an organization dedicated to "research and preservation of history and lore of the American West, more particularly, the Wild West".



GENERAL MEETING - DECEMBER 11, 2019
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 HISTORICAL REAL ESTATE AND MARRIAGE RECORDS"
Presented
by
George Stern
Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder
 
As Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, George Stern was elected to oversee one of the most public facing offices in all of Colorado government, affecting almost every person in our large and diverse county. The Clerk's office conducts elections, runs the county's DMV functions, and carries out many other important administrative tasks, including issuing marriage licenses and recording public documents.



GENERAL MEETING - JANUARY 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 - TBA"



FOOTHIILLS CLASS
 
"SENSATIONAL CITATIONS!"
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  Kathy Tarullo  
 
You know you need to include citations with every genealogical find but they can be intimidating and difficult to construct.  Help is on the way!  Come learn about citation elements in a fun hour of interactive learning.  Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University. She is currently on staff with Apex Colorado Recreation District teaching beginning Genealogy Classes and a Beyond the Basics lecture series. She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.
 
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 - TBA"

 


FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"CENSUS RECORDS, Taking the Next Step"
Friday, February 21, 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,
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!

"THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LITTLE ITALY"
Presented by
Kathy Tarullo
 
Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University. She is currently on staff with Apex Colorado Recreation District teaching beginning Genealogy Classes and a Beyond the Basics lecture series. She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.



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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FhGS Board Meeting
Tuesday - Aug. 27, 2019
Members are always welcome. Annual Board of Directors for the come year-- 2019-2020.
Linguistic Tools for Your Brick Wall Demolition Kit
Wednesday - Sep. 11, 2019
Presented by Sylvia Tracy-Doolos
FhGS October Board Meeting
Tuesday - Oct. 01, 2019
Members are always welcome.
"FAN RESEARCH, What Does It Mean and How Do You Do It"
Monday - Nov. 04, 2019
FhGS November Board Meeting
Tuesday - Nov. 05, 2019
Members are always welcome!
"You Just Spit! Now What? Ancestry DNA For Beginners"
Thursday - Nov. 07, 2019
Class will be taught by Kathy Tarullo
FhGS December Board Meeting
Tuesday - Dec. 03, 2019
Members are always welcome!
"Sensational Citations"
Thursday - Jan. 30, 2020
Class will be taught by Kathy Tarullo