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.
 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!



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. 
 
In the past few months, the FhGS Board and Training Committee have been using Zoom to conduct meetings and find it to be a useful application.  Before the practice session it would be helpful to review the attached PDF documents.  If you need additional information, go to www.Zoom.us to get started. It is a free service.  Zoom.us has many training videos available to help you get started.

 

FOOTHILLS ROUND TABLE

 

"Beginning Genealogy"

Monday, July 13, 2020

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

VIA ZOOM

 

This Round Table will be given by Kathy Tarullo, a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.

 

Unlike other hobbies, you do not have to start at the beginning when you “begin” genealogy.  Genealogical research starts where others have left off.  We will discuss how to discover what is already researched.  We will look at important elements to consider when deciding on your genealogical quest.  We will discuss record and source evaluations and the research circle.  Learn to follow a few simple guidelines to help you enjoy the journey of discovering your heritage.

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING
WILL BE SENT OUT PRIOR TO THE MEETING!

FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"Q Looks Like 2: Deciphering 19th Century Handwriting"
 
Monday, September 14th, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Class will be held at the Lakewood Public Library or Via Zoom,
To Be Determined, Please Check Back
 
Class will be taught by Dina Carson  
 
One of the biggest challenges for researchers and indexers alike is reading handwriting in old documents. If you have ever struggled with the content of a letter, a will, a land transaction or a court record, learning about the history of penmanship, and the Spencerian Writing style will help you transcribe the documents you need to show your family's history. Platt Rogers Spencer developed the Spencerian script in the 1840s to help foster better business communications. He died in 1864 but his sons published his text, Spencerian Key to Practical Penmanship which helped to make Spencerian script a standard across schools in the United States and abroad for the next 75 years. Spencer's script is full of flourishes, but with a little practice you will be able to decipher the easy-to-mistake letter forms which will make doing research on 19th and early 20th century documents much easier.

 

FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"Getting Ready to Cross the Pond"
 
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Class will be held at the Lakewood Public Library or Via Zoom,
To Be Determined, Please Check Back
 
Class will be taught by  Diane Barbour  
 
"Start with what you know and work back." Often it is necessary to know what town, city, county, or village your ancestors are from. There are many records on this side of the puddle that may reveal that information. This is a discussion of what those records would be and where to find them. After hearing this talk the participant will have a better idea of the plethora of information on this side of the pond before expanding their research to another country.

 

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FhGS August-September Board Meeting
Tuesday - Aug. 25, 2020
Members are always welcome!
Program To Be Announced
Wednesday - Sep. 09, 2020
FhGS October Board Meeting
Tuesday - Oct. 06, 2020
Members are always welcome!
Program To Be Announced
Wednesday - Oct. 14, 2020
FhGS March Board Meeting
Tuesday - Nov. 03, 2020
Members are always welcome!
Program To Be Announced
Wednesday - Nov. 11, 2020
FhGS December Board Meeting
Tuesday - Dec. 01, 2020
Members are always welcome!
Program To Be Announced
Wednesday - Dec. 09, 2020