Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.



Due to Covid-19 
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church is CLOSED
MONTHLY MEETING INFORMATION
Second Wednesday of the Month - 1:00 P.M.
September - May
1:00 p.m.
Guest are always welcome!
General  Meetings, Programs, Classes and Round Tables will be held via ZOOM
If your are not a member of Foothills Genealogical Society and you would like to attend via ZOOM please email
info@foothillsgenealogy.org for instructions
 
For FhGS Membership Application: Click  HERE



FOOTHILLS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
IS GOING ZOOM!
 
 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. 


 

GENERAL MEETING - NOVEMBER 11, 2020
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 P.M.
VIA ZOOM


PROGRAM
"Directory Assistance: Finding Your Family History in City Directories"
Presented by
Sunny Morton
 

Looking for records in-between U.S. censuses that may reveal your family's relationships, movements, occupations and other stories? Directories may help you build year-by-year narratives about their lives. You'll learn what's in city directories, how to explore them in major online collections and elsewhere, and how to use them in conjunction with other resources to reconstruct more detailed, nuanced narratives about your family's history.

 

Sunny Jane Morton is an internationally-known genealogy educator. She is a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine; Contributing Editor and Content Manager for YourDNAGuide.com; frequent contributor to FamilySearch’s blog; and Editor of Ohio Genealogy News. She is co-author of the acclaimed How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, with Harold Henderson, CG, and author of Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, now in its 2nd edition.



 

GENERAL MEETING - DECEMBER 9, 2020
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 P.M.
VIA ZOOM
 


PROGRAM
"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!


FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"Too Many Marys: Identity and Same Name Conundrums"
 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
VIA ZOOM
 
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.

 

PROUD MEMBERS OF
       

 
 

"Directory Assistance: Finding Your Family History in City Directories"
Wednesday - Nov. 11, 2020
"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