Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.

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.



Wednesday, March 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 P.M
Lakewood Library
10200 West 20th Avenue
Lakewood, CO


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.


Suggestion donation: $5.00  (collected day of the class)


General Meeting – April 11, 2018
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
Carol Cooke Darrow, CG
Learn how records of Wills can reveal the the lives of your ancestors
and find relaltionships to your family.
Carol Cooke Darrow is a Certified Genealogist who works as a lecturer and researcher.
She has a degree in history from the University of Texas and has been a Certified Genealogist
since 2005.  She is the co-author of "The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records"
published in 2007. As a Certified Genealogist, she has lectured across Colorado,
volunteers at the Denver Public Library, and at the National Archives in Broomfield.
Book Nook will be open before and after the meeting.

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M
Lakewood Library
10200 West 20th Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215
Class presented by Kathy Tarullo
Do you ever come up empty handed while searching for an ancestor online?  Forming effective internet queries takes practice.  Google offers a wide variety of powerful tools to maximize your search results.  With a few simple tricks and tips you can be successful.  Come learn how to use Google’s powerful search engine to discover your genealogical treasures.  Kathy Tarullo is a Professional Genealogist with a Bachelor's Degree in Family History - Genealogy, and a Member of Foothills Genealogical Society.
suggested donation: $5.00  (collected on the day of the class)

General Meeting – May 9, 2018
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!

Due to College AP Testing at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church until 11:30 a.m.
the Foothills Luncheon schedule will be as following:
Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. 
Business Meeting at 1:00 p.m.
Program Speaker at 1:30 p.m.

Annual FhGS Potluck Luncheon
May 9, 2018 - 12:30 p.m.
Please join us for the annual Foothills Genealogical Society Potluck Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Members whose last name begin with the letters:
A thru G - bring a main dish
H thru Q - bring a dessert
R thru Z - bring a salad or vegetable
All dishes should serve 8 people or more. Please be sure to label any dishes that contain nuts or fish.
The refreshments committee will provide dinner rolls, butter, coffee, punch, plates and flatware for the luncheon.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hendon at or phone 303-986-4611
Business Meeting: 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: 1:30 p.m.
Presented by
Dr. Jack Ballard
In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of World War I,
Dr. Jack Ballard will look behind today’s somewhat romanticized view of World War I aerial combat.
He will present the challenges pilots faced in flying their flimsy, wood and canvas, covered aircraft
amid the fierce air battles that raged with German warplanes. The program includes the personal experiences
of several pilot-heroes.
Dr. Jack Ballard holds a PhD in American History from UCLA,
taught history at the Air Force Academy for five years,
served in the Air Force, and worked at Martin Marietta Corp.
He is the author of 8 books including Fort Logan and The 147th Aero Squadron in World War I.

10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
 10:00 A.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.  This year, you'll receive research guidance that is based on the Research Goals that you identify, with detailed information about resources available at the Library to help you.  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

Family History Library
Monday - Mar. 19, 2018
20th Century Military Records: Finding the Modern Soldier, WW I and Later - by Dina Carson
Wednesday - Mar. 21, 2018
April 3, 2018 - FhGS - Board Meeting
Tuesday - Apr. 03, 2018
Members are welcome to attend!
"Wills and Intestate Records" -presented by Carol Cooke Darrow
Wednesday - Apr. 11, 2018
Learn how records of Wills can reveal the the lives of your ancestors and find relaltionships to your family.
Colorado Genealogical Society and CGS/Computer Interest Group
Saturday - Apr. 14, 2018
A microbiology graduate, Diahan Southard worked before and after graduation for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. Growing up with the budding genetic genealogy industry lead her to her current position at Your DNA Guide, where she writes and lectures about genetic genealogy as well as provides personalized, interactive experiences to assist individuals and families in interpreting their genetic results in the context of their genealogical information. Diahan will present four programs on genetic genealogy at this joint seminar:  
Google Queries - instructor Kathy Tarullo
Thursday - Apr. 19, 2018
May 1, 2018 - FhGS Board Meeting
Tuesday - May. 01, 2018
Members are welcom to attend!
Potluck Luncheon and 100th Anniversay of World War II
Wednesday - May. 09, 2018