Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.

Second Wednesday of the Month - 1:00 P.M.
 Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
September - May


Not To Early To Get The Date On The Calendar
Salt Lake City Trip
MARCH 19-24, 2018
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
(next to the Family History Library)
Room Rates:
Standard Room - single $537.00, double - $286.00 per person
Deluxe Room - single $594.00, double $315.00 per person
Rate include 5 nights Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, hotel tax, airport transfers, and baggage handling.
This year we have changed how we do airfare.  Each person will do their own flight arrangements for the trip to SLC.  Southwest has put some restrictions on how they handle group travel and it will work better for each person traveling to SLC, to buy their own ticket.  If you have any questions you can sent them to the FhGS email address  and we will get back to you.

1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
10200 W. 20TH AVE.
Come learn the ins and outs of Online Newspaper reseach. Finding your family in local papers will add interesting details to the bare facts. Newspapers were our ancestors primary source of information and now you can use that information to catch a glimpse into their daily lives. We will look at Chronicling America, Online Historical Newspapers on Google, Colorado Historic Newspapers, and many more. Our instructors for this class will be Kathy Tarullo, a Professional Genealogist and member of FhGS, and Pam Heath, Education Coordinator.


General Meeting – November 8, 2017
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.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(before our General Meeting)

Presented by our FhGS Member, Carol Mladnich



Where did your family member homestead/settle?  Using 2 government websites, Carol will search for the Land Patents of her ancestors, and then search for the location in online maps. 

This Roundtable will help you to learn how to locate your family's homestead records and the location of their land!

Please plan on attending!

by Frank Francone & Mike Simbre
This presentation was prepared to honor those who fought valiantly to preserve our freedom as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March. The legacy of the contribution made by Filipino and American troops who were a part of this event in history, and about the recent Congressional action awarding a commendation to those who were in the Philippines during WW II should be taught and maintained. For the genealogists we will demonstrate data bases containing over 45,000 names of prisoners of war captured by the Japanese.
Frank Francone, a retired 2nd Lt. of the 57th Infantry Regiment Philippines Scouts who was stationed, after the war, at the notorious prison camp on Luzon Philippines, Camp O'Donnell in November, 1946-March, 1947. Frank is a 3rd generation native of Colorado, born in 1927. His Italian grandparents immigarated to Silver Plume, CO from Northern Italy in 1890. He attend Skinner Jr. High, North High and University of Colorado (MBA). Entered the Army after high school.  After graduating from CU as an engineer, he went to work at the Naval Ordance Test Station, Jet Propulsion Lab (Caltech) and finally Lockheed Martin for 36 years. He has 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. His hobbies include woodworking, leading bible study groups, photography and genelaogy.
Mike Simbre, a retired Air Force Top Sergeant and Regional Director of the Philippine Veteran Recognition and Education Project for Colorado. The FILVETREP are the ones who motivated congress to pass the Congressional Medal Commendation award.


Monday, November 13, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 P.M
Belmar Library, 555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) preserves and maintains records about important events in American history, which are available for research. NARA maintains facilities in Washington, DC, regional facilities, and fourteen Presidential libraries. The NARA Website also provides access to some records. This presentation by Beth Benko, will describe the holdings and research facilities of NARA's central and regional locations, with a focus on the Archives in Denver. It will also include information about records available on the NARA Website and demonstration of the Website's search capabilities. Beth Banko is a professional genealogist, an officer and volunteer in several local genealogical societies, volunteers at NARA and the Denver Public Library, and is a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. This presentation should be extremely helpful so please plan on attending.


General Meeting – December 13, 2017
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.
Presented by Maggie M.
Born and raised in Ohio, Maggie now resides in Colorado with her husband, Wayne, crazy cat Patches and Golden Retriever, Lexie.  Maggie earned her Bachelor's degree in English and Professional Writing from Wright State University and has completed the Apprentice and Craftsman programs with the Christian Writers Guild. She has served in a number of officers for her American Christian Fiction Writers chapter.
Maggie's debut publication, Dead Man Walking - Book 1 - Misadventures of the Cholua Brothers premiered in the fall of 2014.  Book 2 - Pistols and Petticoats premiered in the summer of 2015, and Book 3 - Bonanza Beans is scheduled to premier late fall 2017.
Maggie is a syndicated columist with a weekly column in the oldest newspaper in Colorado, The Weekly Register-Call and a bi-weekly column in the Colorado Gambler.
When she's not entertaining her readers with a novel perspective of the old west, she's mostly likely traversing the spiraling back roads of her Colorado foothills.
BOOK NOOK will be open before and after the General Meeting

Members of

75th Remembrance of the Bataan Death March
Wednesday - Nov. 08, 2017
National Archives and Records Administration-Seaching in Our Nation's Attic
Monday - Nov. 13, 2017
Foothills Genealogical Book Nook
Wednesday - Dec. 13, 2017
The Book Nook will be open before and after the Monthly Meeting.
Maggie M.
Wednesday - Dec. 13, 2017