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.


 


General Meeting – March 14, 2018
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
March 14, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(before our March General Meeting)
 
ONLINE GENEALOGY BOOKS
 
Family and local history books can be great sources of genealogical information.  
Finding printed copies of these books may not be easy but now many of these materials
are available online.  This Roundtable will look at some of the best online sites and collections for digital family history materials including Google Books, FamilySearch and Heritage Quest. This Roundtable is being presented by Lynn Gunderson, an FhGS Member, member of the Education Committee, and the Adult Services Librarian for the Lakewood Library.  Don't miss this chance to find out about these resources!

PROGRAM
GERMAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
Presented by
John W. Mears
 
John will review finding information in the United States and Germany on your ancestors. He will focus on finding that town and villiages where your ancestors came from and the records and resources available in Germany for research.
 
John W. Mears has been involved in genealogy for the past fifty years and has been a Professional Genealogist for the last twenty years. He has worked in three Family History Centers in Detroit, Michigan; Albany, New York; and Littleton, Colorado. He has taught seminars for the Colorado Genealogist Society as well as beginning, Irish and German genealogy classes at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton and at seminars throughout Colorado. He was formerly Temple Recorder at the Denver, Colorado Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 


FOOTHILLS CLASS

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 P.M
Lakewood Library
10200 West 20th Avenue
Lakewood, CO
 

20TH CENTURY MILITARY RECORDS: FINDING THE MODERN SOLDIER, WWI AND LATER

Class presented by Dina Carson

 

If you're looking for a member of the Military from WWI to the present, there is good news. More and more military records are becoming available, both through official channels such as the Veterans Administration and the National Archives, but also through private companies such as Fold3 (owned by Ancestry) and FamilySearch. As genealogists, we are lucky that the military creates an abundance of records including draft registrations, enlistments, medical records, duty and station assignments, medals and awards, discipline (yes, some of your military ancestors may have served time in the brig), discharge and pensions. Although there is a wealth of information out there, you have to know where to look.

 

Dina Carson has been involved in genealogy for more than two decades, and is currently the coordinator of the Boulder Pioneers Project, a comprehensive look at the original source documents for Boulder County during the Territorial period (1859-1876). She is the author of more than twenty annotated indexes of Boulder County source materials. She lectures frequently to genealogical societies throughout the state and is working with the Colorado State Archives on a state-wide indexing project. Although her formal education is in International Law and Economics, she owns Iron Gate Publishing, a publishing company and is a partner in Imagination Technology, a graphic design and marketing firm working with small business clients. Dina is the author of 10 new books about publishing and genealogy including, Set Yourself Up to Self-Publish: A Genealogist's Guide and Publish Your Family History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors. Dina brings her experience with all phases of book publishing to help first-time self-publishers create quality family or local histories that are both believable and achievable. She will be teaching a week-long class, Writing and Publishing Family Histories in the Digital Age at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January of 2018 based upon her book series. When she's not at a computer working on a publishing project, you can find her photographing the pioneer cemeteries of Colorado.

 

Suggestion donation: $5.00  (collected day of the class)



 


General Meeting – April 11, 2018
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
TBA
 
Book Nook will be open before and after the meeting.


 


General Meeting – May 9, 2018
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!

Annual FhGS Potluck Luncheon
May 9, 2018 - 11:30 a.m.
Please join us for the annual Foothills Genealogical Society Potluck Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the lower level of the Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Members whose last name begin with the letters:
A thru G - bring a main dish
H thru Q - bring a dessert
R thru Z - bring a salad or vegetable
All dishes should serve 8 people or more. Please be sure to label any dishes that contain nuts or fish.
The refreshments committee will provide dinner rolls, butter, coffee, punch, plates and flatware for the luncheon.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hendon at hsportsnuts@gmail.com or phone 303-986-4611
PROGRAM
Following the induction of new officers and the recognition of members, a program will be presented by
Jack Ballard on the 100th Aniversary of World War II.
Futher information will be coming soon.



Members of
 


March 6, 2018 - FhGS Board Meeting
Tuesday - Mar. 06, 2018
Members are welcome to attend!
Online Genealogy Books - Lynn Gunderson
Wednesday - Mar. 14, 2018
German Genealogical Research - by John Mears
Wednesday - Mar. 14, 2018
Family History Library
Monday - Mar. 19, 2018
20th Century Military Records: Finding the Modern Soldier, WW I and Later - by Dina Carson
Wednesday - Mar. 21, 2018
April 3, 2018 - FhGS - Board Meeting
Tuesday - Apr. 03, 2018
Members are welcome to attend!
Program -- TBA
Wednesday - Apr. 11, 2018
Program TBA
May 1, 2018 - FhGS Board Meeting
Tuesday - May. 01, 2018
Members are welcom to attend!