Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.




CLASS
"GOOGLE EARTH PRO FOR GENEALOGISTS"
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Belmar Library, 555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO
 
 

This class will be about how Google Earth Pro can be used by genealogists. We will be looking at the tools available through this software to Placemark the location of our ancestors’ homes, and attach photos and other information to those Placemarks.  We’ll learn about the Historic Maps and Imagery that are available.  We’ll learn how to use the Search Panel, Places Panel and Layers Panel.  We’ll learn about Street View and 3D Data. And, we’ll learn how to share our information with others.  There will be opportunity for attendees to ask questions as we go. The instructor will be

Pam Heath, Foothills Education Coordinator.

 

Suggested Donation:  $5.00, collected on the day of the Class



 


General Meeting – May 10, 2017
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 FOOTHILLS POTLUCK LUNCHEON
Please join us for our annual Foothills Genealogical Society Potluck Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., before the General Meeting, on May 10, 2017 in the lower level of the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO.
Members whose last names begin with the letters:
A thru H - bring a dessert
I thru Q - bring a salad or vegetable
R thru Z - bring a main dish
All dishes should serve 8 people. Please be sure to label any dishes that contain nuts or fish.
The refreshments committee will provide plates, flatware, rolls, butter, coffee and punch for the luncheon.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hendon at hsportsnuts@gmail.com or phone 303-986-4611
 
PROGRAM
"BUFFALO BILL: A LIFE IN THE WEST"
Presented by Steve Friesen
 
Accompanied by numerous historic images of Buffalo Bill and his Wild West, this talk provides a survey of his life and impact on American history.  Since 2017 is also the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill's death and funeral in Denver, as well as his burial on Lookout Mountain, the ongoing controversies surrounding his bural will also be discussed.
 
Steve Friesen has been director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave since 1995. During this time he has given numerous lectures about Buffalo Bill and the West. His book Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary was published in summer of 2010 by Fulcrum Press.  Midwest Book Review characterized the book as "a captivating, reader-friendly biography of William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody.
 
Like Buffalo Bill, Friesen was raised in Kansas. He attended Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, once characterized by Buffalo Bill as the wildest and wickedest town in the West. Friesen received his MA in American Folk Culture in 1976 and has worked at a variety of museums, including Denver's Molly Brown house, throughout his 35 year career.  His abiding historical interest is in the American frontier, beginning with colonization of the eastern seaboard and continuing through Buffalo Bill's period. His first book A Modest Mennoite Home, dealt with the German settlement of Pennsylvania in the early 18th century.  His third book, I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Europe, will be published by University of Oklahoma Press in May, 2017.


 


RESEARCH TRIP
"CENTRAL DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY"
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. 80204
MAY 17, 2017
10:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

10:00 A.M. – Meet at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church (if carpooling)

[If not carpooling, meet us on the 5th Floor of the Central Denver Public Library by 10:40 A.M.]

 

Grab your Family Group Sheets, identify your Brick Walls, focus on information you still need for your Family Trees.  Come join us, we will be carpooling down to the Central Denver Public Library, for a research day at the Western History/Genealogy Department on the 5th Floor of the Library.  According to the FamilySearch website, the Denver Public Library has one of the largest collections of genealogical material in the western United States.  James Jeffrey, Genealogist and Special Collections Librarian, will be taking us for a tour of the 5th Floor in the morning.  Then the rest of the day is yours to devote to your research.  His staff, and some of our FhGS Board Members, will be available to assist you.  We’ll be leaving around 3:30 p.m. to head back to the Church.



 


Members of
 


Google Earth Pro for Genealogists
Friday - Apr. 28, 2017
This class will be about how Google Earth Pro can be used by genealogists. We will be looking at the tools available through this software to Placemark the location of our ancestors’ homes, and attach photos and other information to those Placemarks.  We’ll learn about the Historic Maps and Imagery that are available.  We’ll learn how to use the Search Panel, Places Panel and Layers Panel.  We’ll learn about Street View and 3D Data. And, we’ll learn how to share our information with others.  There will be opportunity for attendees to ask questions as we go. The instructor will be Pam Heath, Foothills Education Coordinator. info@foothillsgenealogy.org Suggested Donation:  $5.00, collected on the day of the Class
Family Discovery Day
Saturday - May. 06, 2017
Come Learn How to Make Your Family Tree Grow!  
Palatines to America and WHG, Denver Public Library-Seminar & Book Fair
Saturday - May. 06, 2017
The Colorado Chapter - Palantines to America and the Western History and Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library present an All-day Seminar and Book Fair. Featuring: Fritz Juengling, Ph. D, AG "German Names: Their Orgins, Meanings, and Distribution" "Germans from Russia: Their History, and Resources for Research" "German Guild Records: Filling in the Gaps when Parish Records do not Exist"  
Research Trip-Denver Public Library
Wednesday - May. 17, 2017
Sign up sheet will be passed around at the Foothills General Meeting, April and May. 10:00 A.M. – Meet at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church (if carpooling) [If not carpooling, meet us on the 5th Floor of the Central Denver Public Library by 10:40 A.M.]   Grab your Family Group Sheets, identify your Brick Walls, focus on information you still need for your Family Trees.  Come join us, we will be carpooling down to the Central Denver Public Library, for a research day at the Western History/Genealogy Department on the 5th Floor of the Library.  According to the FamilySearch website, the Denver Public Library has one of the largest collections of genealogical material in the western United States.  James Jeffrey, Genealogist and Special Collections Librarian, will be taking us for a tour of the 5th Floor in the morning.  Then the rest of the day is yours to devote to your research.  His staff, and some of our FhGS Board Members, will be available to assist you.  We’ll be leaving around 3:30 p.m. to head back to the Church.
Using Your Tablet/Smartphone as a Genealogical Tool (on the go)
Sunday - May. 21, 2017
Presented by Paul Mcgee
Digging Deeper with Family Search
Thursday - Jun. 01, 2017
Presented by Vickie Smejkal Of all the resource records that have been digitized, only 30% are indexed.  How would you like to find the other 70%? Many records are waiting to be indexed, however, you do not have to wait to find them.  
Digging Deeper with Family Search
Sunday - Jun. 11, 2017
Presented by Vickie Smejkal Of all the resource records that have been digitized, only 30% are indexed.  How would you like to find the other 70%? Many records are waiting to be indexed, however, you do not have to wait to find them.
Federation Genealogical Society-Building Bridges to the Past
Wednesday - Aug. 30, 2017
The Federation of Genealogical Societies along with host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society will hold the annual FGS National Conference August 30 - September 2, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more Information  https://fgs.org/