Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.
Celebrating 40 years of support for genealogical research.
MONTHLY MEETING INFORMATION
Second Wednesday of the Month
September - May, 1:00 pm
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO 80401
Due to Covoid 19 our regular meeting location
Visitors and Guests are always Welcome!
General Meetings, Programs, Classes and Round Tables are currently held via ZOOM
Members will receive a Zoom invitiation by email.
Non-members please email your request for Zoom instructions to
For Foothills Membership Application: Click HERE
FOOTHILLS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
IS GOING ZOOM!
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General Meeting – February 10, 2021
“Immigration Ports of Entry”
presented by Christine Cohen.
About 47 million people immigrated to the United States between 1607 to 1990, with about 70% entering through the Port of New York. Immigrants also entered through other ports such as Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Providence, or through Canada and Mexico. To explore how to locate when and where your ancestor entered the United States, Christine will review the websites and resources to find clues to these ports.
Christine Cohen is a long-time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and has served in many capacities, including President. In addition to WAGS, she is a member of the El Redondo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Her interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots” and was piqued when she found a typed pedigree chart of her 1660s Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands. She is a native Californian, a graduate of UCLA in Political Science.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Class will be held Via Zoom
Class will be taught by
Have you run into some roadblocks with your German research, well Mark is here to help you. Mark is tailoring this class to our needs. Members will be sent a Questionnaire that they will fill out prior to the class. Then your information will provide the basis for the presentation! This is a wonderful opportunity to get specific help geared towards your needs, please plan on attending!
Mark Rabideau is a professional genealogist, with more than 20 years of experience in Genealogy and Historical Research. He is extremely active in providing hard to obtain genealogical source information to researchers the world over. He has expertise in many areas, but in particular East and West Prussia, Pomerania (pre-1948 formerly Eastern Germany, now Poland).
FOOTHILLS ROUND TABLE
"Genealogy on a Budget"
Monday, February 22, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This Round Table will be given by Pam Heath,
Education Coordinator for Foothills Genealogical Society.
Let's put away our purses and wallets. For this Round Table, we will be looking at family tree software, websites for our genealogy research (where we can find records, help, and forms), and blogs and newsletters, all free. So please plan on attending, I promise you will learn something you didn't know before.
GENERAL MEETING – MARCH 10, 2021
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM
"GENETIC GENEALOGY - BEYOND THE HYPE"
This presentation will discuss DNA testing and how the different tests can be used as additional tools in your genealogy toolbox. We will cover
the main testing companies and the main tests used in genealogy research. We will discuss the best tests to use to solve different genealogy challenges.
Glenn’s involvement in genealogy research for the past 35 years has led to his current focus in genetic genealogy which combines technology and genealogy. He took his first DNA test in 2005 and manages DNA tests from all major testing companies for more than 35 family members. He is also interested in Quaker records throughout North America.
He currently serves as President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and many genealogical and historical societies. He completed the “DNA Boot Camp: Practical Applications” at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January 2017.
Glenn facilitates the monthly DNA study group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the Longmont Genealogical Society. He is a co-administrator of the BATES Y-DNA surname project at Family Tree DNA. He teaches genealogy classes and volunteers to help people with genealogy research at the Fort Collins Public Library.
GENERAL MEETING – APRIL 14, 2021
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM
"QUILTING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY"
Sharing the knowledge of your history using fabric and art is a wonderful way to share your heritage with your family and others. Kathy’s presentation will feature 14 unique quilts she has made that are about her family as well as research she has done to learn he stories behind the people in the quilts. The presentation features documents and photos that are not represented in the actual quilts.
Kathy’s current quilting project is about her great-great-grandfather who was a Jewish immigrant in 1848 and was involved with raising funds for the Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair in St. Louis in 1864. That will be the main theme of the quilt. What is a sanitary fair and why was one held in St. Louis? Join us to find out that and more!
She has been interested in genealogy since her childhood. Kathy is a retired public-school teacher and award-winning quilter who shared her love of fabric, color, and design with more than 1,000 youngsters over 27 years.
Her quilts have been displayed at the History Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, recognized as one of the top quilt museums by USA Today.
GENERAL MEETING – MAY 12, 2021
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM
LOCATING IMAGES OF ANCESTORS: PUTTING A FACE WITH THAT NAME.
Having images of our ancestors makes them come to life for us. You will learn about how you can locate images of your ancestors – some in unexpected places. Since my early days of family history research, I have made it a priority to locate images of my ancestors. Up to today, I have images of all my direct line ancestors through my 2nd great grandparents, over half of my 3rd great grandparents, and several beyond that, going back before the invention of photography.
Andy Likins has been fascinated by family history for as long as he can remember and has been actively researching for over 35 years. Ancestry Magazine and Archives.com have published articles he has written on topics relating to American and Scandinavian research, and he has performed research for PBS’s Finding Your Roots. His memberships include the Swedish Colonial Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Andy is a professor at Pikes Peak Community College and does genealogical research for clients. Collecting images of family members is one of his favorite aspects of genealogy.
A family historian based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Andy Likins has been researching his family tree for over 25 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 lectures on introductory genealogy as well as Norwegian and Swedish research, and his memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Swedish Colonial Society. His on-going quest is to encourage his wife and three children to love cemeteries as much as he does.
"Immigration Ports of Entry" presented by Christine Cohen
Wednesday - Feb. 10, 2021
"German Research" class taught by Mark Rabideau
Thursday - Feb. 18, 2021
"Genealogy On A Budget" class taught by Pam Health
Monday - Feb. 22, 2021