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.
info@foothillsgenealogy.org
Ample parking in the church parking lot. 
Handicap accessible
Guest are always welcome!




FOOTHILL'S ANNUAL
SALT LAKE CITY GROUP GENEALOGY TRIP

It is not to soon to sign up!
April 13 - 18, 2020
Stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
next to Family History Library
Click here for details and price

 


FOOTHILLS TRIP
 
"GILPIN HISTORY MUSEUM AND MORE!"
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
 
It's all TREATS and no tricks.  We will begin by touring the Gilpin History Museum (Dave Forsyth, the Director of the Museum, will be talking to our Group).  Then, we will head over to tour the Teller House (opened in 1872 and advertised as the most opulent hotel west of Chicago and east of San Francisco), then on to the Opera House (built in 1878, it is a National Historic Landmark), and then the  Thomas House (originally constructed in 1867, the house is essentially the same as when the Thomas Family lived there) .  (The cost of the tours is  $5 per person, per building).    Afterwards, everyone will be on their own to find a restaurant for lunch and tour other historic buildings nearby..  For those who want to car pool we'll be leaving from the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church at 9:30 am.  A sign up sheet will be circulated at the September and October General Meetings.

 


FOOTHILLS CLASS
 
"YOU JUST SPIT!  NOW WHAT?  ANCESTRY DNA FOR BEGINNERS"
Thursday, November 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lakewood Public Library
10200 West 20th Ave., Lakewood
303-235-5275
 
Class will be taught by Kathy Tarullo  
 
Are you bewildered by your Ancestry DNA results?  Come spend some time learning how to evaluate your Ancestry.com DNA match lists.  This is a perfect class for beginners.  Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University. She is currently on staff with Apex Colorado Recreation District teaching beginning Genealogy Classes and a Beyond the Basics lecture series. She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.
 
Suggestion Donation: $5.00


 


GENERAL MEETING - NOVEMBER 13, 2019
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!
"WILLIAM H. BONNEY, aka  BILLY THE KID"
Presented 
by
Paul Matthew Marquez
While Mr. Marquez was researching his family's ancestral path from Nev, Mexico to Denver, Colorado confirming oral histories told in his Grandmother's family, the Gutierrez's, it's confirmed there was a relationship with Marquez' family and an outlaw, plus kinship to the Sheriff who hunted down and killed the outlaw.
He has discovered a lore which has been documented in books and film across the Southwest, the friendship between his Great Great Grandmother, Celsa Gutierrez, and New Mexico's most notorious outlaw of the 19th century "William H. Bonney, aka "Billy the Kid". His published documents shed new light on this subject and bring forth new information.
 
Marquez is a Colorado Native, born in Denver, graduated from john F. Kennedy High School, his Father's family has been in Colorado for more than 130 years.
Marquez sits on the board of the Wild West History Association, an organization dedicated to "research and preservation of history and lore of the American West, more particularly, the Wild West".



GENERAL MEETING - DECEMBER 11, 2019
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!

"LOCATING HISTORICAL RECORDS"
Presented
by
George Stern
Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder
     As Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, George Stern was elected to oversee one of the most public facing offices in all of Colorado government, affecting almost every person in our large and diverse county.  The Clerk’s office conducts elections, runs the county’s DMV functions and carries out many other important administrative tasks, including issuing marriage licenses and recording public documents.
     George will be speaking about his service to the County and the various responsibilities he has charge of.  His intent is to help provide information about when our relatives may have been part of the county and the records they left.
 
     George came to the Clerk’s office after gaining extensive professional experience in both public and private sectors.  George was a public high school teacher and baseball coach in Colorado before heading to Harvard Law School, where he studied voting rights and policy implementation.  He worked in the Obama White House on several issues:  health care, veterans’ issues and government ethics.  He also worked with Governor Hickenlooper on everything from marijuana regulation to marriage equality and government accountability.  After graduating law school magna cum laude George moved back to Colorado and worked as a business consultant with McKinsey, helping Fortune 500 companies and various governments improve their strategies and operations.
    Now, George is using his experience from both the public and private sectors – as a former teacher, attorney and business consultant – to create a 21st century Clerk and Recorder’s Office that delivers excellent customer service for all the people of Jefferson County.
    George and his partner, Pam, live in Golden, where they both enjoy the outdoors and are active in the community.  George is a volunteer fireman with the Golden Fire Department.




GENERAL MEETING - JANUARY 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!

FOOTHILLS ROUND TABLE

 

"Beginning Genealogy"

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

before the General Meeting at 1:00 pm

Applewood Valley United Methodist Church

 

This Round Table will be given by Kathy Tarullo, a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.

Unlike other hobbies, you do not have to start at the beginning when you “begin” genealogy.  Genealogical research starts where others have left off.  We will discuss how to discover what is already researched.  We will look at important elements to consider when deciding on your genealogical quest.  We will discuss record and source evaluations and the research circle.  Learn to follow a few simple guidelines to help you enjoy the journey of discovering your heritage.


Program
"Revolutionary Ancestors: Right Service - Right Ancestor"
Presented by James Jeffrey
 
 
Yes there is more than one John Smith or William Hudson who served in the American Revolution.
Discover techniques to ensure you have the correct ancestors right military service.
 
James Jeffrey is the Genealogy Collection Specialist at the Denver Public Library.
For over a third of a century he has been helping researchers to discover their roots.




FOOTHIILLS CLASS
 
"SENSATIONAL CITATIONS!"
Thursday, January 30, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library
10200 West 20th Ave., Lakewood
303-235-5275
 
Class will be taught by  Kathy Tarullo  
 
You know you need to include citations with every genealogical find but they can be intimidating and difficult to construct.  Help is on the way!  Come learn about citation elements in a fun hour of interactive learning.  Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor's degree in Family History from Brigham Young University. She is currently on staff with Apex Colorado Recreation District teaching beginning Genealogy Classes and a Beyond the Basics lecture series. She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.
 
Suggestion Donation: $5.00



GENERAL MEETING - FEBRUARY 12, 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 - TBA"

 


CLASS
"CENSUS RECORDS, Taking the Next Step"
Friday, February 21, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library,
10200 West 20th Ave.,
Lakewood, CO - 303-235-5275
 
Class will be taught by Pam Heath, Education Coordinator,
Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado
 
So you've located your ancestor in a Census Record, what's the next step?  In this class we will be looking at census records, and what information you can glean from them.  Then, we'll be taking a look at where we should go next, with the information we learn.
 
Suggestion Donation: $5.00


GENERAL MEETING - MARCH 11, 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!


"COLORADO STATE ARCHIVES"
Presented by
Kevin Luy,
Collections and Processing Archivist, Colorado State Archives
 
April’s guest speaker is Kevin Luy who will provide an overview of the types of records available at the Colorado State Archives, with an emphasis on records that may be of interest to genealogists and local history researchers.  The session will touch on what work looks like behind the scenes at an archive.  It will close with some tips for researcher from the perspective of the other side of the reference desk—tips that should be helpful at any archives in which you do research.
Kevin Luy is a Collections and Processing Archivist at the Colorado State Archives.  He has an MS-LIS from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously, he worked for the National Archives and Records Administration and the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library located on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  The Beinecke is one of the largest buildings in the world dedicated to rare books and manuscripts.  Kevin enjoyed working at Beinecke because they have a Gutenberg Bible and a first edition copy of John Audubon’s Birds of America.  (He thought it was cool.)

 


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 -TBA"




GENERAL MEETING - MAY 13, 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!

"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 November Board Meeting
Tuesday - Nov. 05, 2019
Members are always welcome!
"You Just Spit! Now What? Ancestry DNA For Beginners"
Thursday - Nov. 07, 2019
Class will be taught by Kathy Tarullo
FhGS December Board Meeting
Tuesday - Dec. 03, 2019
Members are always welcome!
"Sensational Citations"
Thursday - Jan. 30, 2020
Class will be taught by Kathy Tarullo
"CENSUS RECORDS, Taking the Next Step"
Friday - Feb. 21, 2020