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.


 


FOOTHILLS CLASS
Thursday, January 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 P.M
Lakewood Library, 
10200 West 20th Avenue
Lakewood, CO
 

THE GREAT LIBRARIES

Presented by Pam Heath, FhGS Education Coordinator

There are several libraries throughout the United States, that stand out, because they are major repositories for records, books, family histories, and other archival holdings. In this class we will look at some of them. The "Allen County Public Library," "DAR Library," "Family History Library in Salt Lake City," "Mid-Continent Public Library," "New England Historic Genealogical Society," "Newberry Library," and more. These libraries are invaluable to the Genealogist.

Please plan on attending, and learn about how you can access their resources.



 


General Meeting – February 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!

PROGRAM
"COLORADO HISTORIC NEWSPAPER COLLECTION
Presented by
Leigh Jeremias
Leigh Jeremias will present the changes made to the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection, a free online research site. She will discuss the new look and improved features of the web site. She will share tips and tricks to help you effectively and efficently seach historic newspapers that are an excellent source of genealogical information.
 
Leigh Jeremias is the Digital Collections Coordinator for the Colorado State Library. She manages "The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collections" and the "Plaines to Peaks Collections", the Colorado-Wyoming Service Hub of the "Digital Public Library of America". She has over 17 years of experience managing collections in museums and special collection libraries. Prior to working at the "Colorado State Library", Ms. Jeremias worked at "History Colorado" and "American Philosophical Society" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



CLASS
Researching Your Family in Colorado and Pinning Your Past
 
Friday, February 16, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lakewood Library, 10200 West 20th Avenue, Lakewood
 
The first hour, come see what is unique to Colorado Research.  Learn how to use Colorado resources at FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com.  Discover what is available through the Colorado Genealogical Society, the Denver Public Library, History Colorado, the Colorado Archives and National Archives at Denver.  There is so much information available in our great state.
 
In the second hour, do you ever forget where you have saved the electronic copy of your document? Start using Pinterest to store your documents and you will never lose them again.  This free resource is a valuable organizational tool to keep you up and running and prevent duplication of your efforts.
Come discover how you can put Pinterest to work for you.
 
The instructor for these two classes is Kathy Tarullo, a Professional Genealogist with a Bachelor's Degree in Family History - Genealogy, and a Member of Foothills Genealogical Society.

 


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!

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.



 


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The Great Libraries
Thursday - Jan. 25, 2018
Family History Library
Monday - Mar. 19, 2018