Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.



FhGS Meetings & Classes Cancelled
April Board, April General Meeting Cancelled,
ALSO 
Class "Researching Your Irish Ancestors"
 
The Officers and Board of Directors have determined that it is in the best interest of the membership of Foothills Genealogical Society to cancel the Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 and the General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  Watch for updates on the status of the May meetings on the FhGS website or via email.
 
The Society is following the guidelines set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and the National Center for Disease Control (CDC).  The latest recommendation is to limit groups to 10 or fewer people and that people should stay in their homes, except for groceries, gas, and medical care. 
 
The Governor of the State of Colorado has declared a State of Emergency as 29 new cases bring the total to 160 people with the coronavirus.  The Governor has ordered the closure of dine-in services at restaurants and bars, as well as gyms, casinos, and theaters.
 
Thanks to all our members for their understanding during this difficult time.  We wish you good health and safety over the coming months.
 
This notice is being emailed to all members and will also be posted on the FhGS website. Those members without email will be reached via telephone.
 
For more information from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, go to:
 
Jane Dahlstrom-Quinn, President

 

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!



Cancelled-See above notice
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!

 PROGRAM
"I CAN'T FIND THEM IN THE CENSUS" 
Presented by
Ted Bainbridge, Ph.D.
Ted will talk about causes of frustration when searching for ancestors in census records.
  He will present search methods, alternatives, and workarounds to employ that improve your research.
 
Ted has been a genealogical researcher, teacher, speaker, and writer since 1969.  He has served as president of the Longmont Genealogical Society and as a staff member in two Latter-day Saints Family History Centers.
His genealogical and historical articles are published frequently by many international, national, state, and local organizations.
  Ted is listed in the Speakers Bureau of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
and frequently speaks to organizations on the Front Range..


 

CANCELLED - SEE ABOVE NOTICE
FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"RESEARCHING YOU IRISH ANCESTORS:  THE BASICS"
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library
10200 West 20th Avenue, Lakewood
303-235-5275
 
Class will be taught by Sylvia Tracy-Doolos, Professional Genealogist and President of W.I.S.E. Family History Society
 and Marilyn Edwards-Roberts, Professional Genealogist and Secretary of W.I.S.E. Family History Society
 
Researching Irish ancestors is a challenge in so many ways. Economics, politics, and religious strife sent waves of Irish and Scots-Irish to America. This class will walk you through the various waves of immigration and the record types that have survived from each wave and where to find them. We'll explore Irish records, as well as Colonial through 19th century American records, to include some Canadian records. We'll touch on the various repositories available online, including; FamilySearch.org, AncestryIreland.com, AskAboutIreland.ie, FindMyPast.co.uk, IrishGenealogy.ie, NLI.ie, RootsIreland.ie, and of course the major U.S. genealogy sites.
 
Suggestion Donation: $5.00


GENERAL MEETING - MAY 13, 2020
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 P.M.
APPLEWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2035 ELLIS STREET
GOLDEN, COLORADO
 
Ample parking in the church parking lot.  Handicap accessible
Guest are always welcome!

Foothills Genealogical Society
Annual Potluck Luncheon
will be held before the General Meeting.
11:30 a.m.
Members whose last names begin with the letters:
A thru G. - bring a dessert
H thru Q a salad or vegetable side dish
R thru Z bring a main dish
All dishes should serve 8 or more. Please label any dishes that contain nuts or fish. If you bring a serving utensil, make sure it is well marked. The Refreshments Committe will provide dinner rolls, butter, coffee, punch, plates and flatware for the luncheon.


PROGRAM
"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 April Board Meeting - CANCELLED
Tuesday - Apr. 07, 2020
Members are always welcome!
"I CAN'T FIND THEM IN THE CENSUS" - CANCELLED
Wednesday - Apr. 08, 2020
Presented by Ted Bainbridge, Ph.D.
"Researching Your Irish Ancestors: The Basics" - CANCELLED
Wednesday - Apr. 29, 2020
FhGS May Board Meeting
Tuesday - May. 05, 2020
Members are always welcome!
FhGS Annual Potluck Luncheon
Wednesday - May. 13, 2020
"LOCATING IMAGES OF OUR ANCESTORS"
Wednesday - May. 13, 2020
Presented by Andy Likins
FhGS August-September Board Meeting
Tuesday - Aug. 25, 2020
Members are always welcome!
Program To Be Announced
Wednesday - Sep. 09, 2020