Upcoming events

    • 05/12/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    GENERAL MEETING – MAY 12, 2021

    WEDNESDAY - 1:00 PM

    "Locating Images of Ancestors:  Putting a Face with that Name"

    Presented by Andrew Likins

    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

    • 05/25/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    When researching African American ancestors, the first question asked by many is “once you get to the 1870 Census where do I look?” The goal of this talk is to discuss a deeper dive into records and other documents available to locate African Americans prior to the civil war. One of the eight great grandparent branches of my family tree will be used as a case study.

    The talk will provide some answers to the following:

    • What records are available to find slave holders?
    • Are there documents specific to the enslaved?
    • What are the “Black Laws”?
    • Can I get more family history information using DNA?
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS TALK? Persons of all ethnicities and all genealogical research levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced should attend this class. The class will address research techniques and documents that may be missed in other classes.

      Annie S. Mabry has been researching her family history for 30+ years. Using the eight great grandparent branches of her family, Annie found that three branches were not enslaved while locating five branches who were probably enslaved. One linage is traced back to the 1730s with primary sources documents; also for another branch, DNA is used to track back to the mid-1500s in England; while other branches are not located beyond the 1870 census.

      Annie is the proud mother of three sons, grandmother of seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Genealogical research is her passion and hobby.

      Ms Mabry is currently the President of the Black Genealogy Search Group of Denver. She has been a member of BGSG for 29 years, holding several elected positions. She has also been a member of the National Genealogical Society.

      • 06/22/2021
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
      • Zoom Meeting

      This program will look at each of the southern states, including 2 additional states ( that think they are southern) and give a brief understanding on how to research your southern ancestors.

      Marilyn Edwards-Roberts was born in Winter Haven, Florida on St. Patrick’s Day, 1953. She attended Auburndale schools, graduating from Lakeland Senior High. She attended Polk Community College majoring in Business.

      In 2002, she began to research her mother’s family, because she only knew of the name of 2 grandparents, one of with would prove to not be. This research led to a passion for Genealogy and the starting of her company, In My Father’s Footsteps, in honor of her mother and grandfather. Marilyn has documented her mother’s family back to Connecticut in circa 1640.

      Marilyn Edwards Roberts works with the Denver Public Library Western History Genealogy as a Genealogist on call for over 2 years. She has worked as a Professional Genealogist for the past 17 years and is a member of APG and CAPG. Marilyn has served as the Secretary and Vice President of WISE-FHS and she now serves as the President of WISE-FHS and the President of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. She is a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society, the ISBGFH (International Society for British Genealogy and Family History), South Carolina Genealogical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, Alabama Genealogical Society, North Carolina Genealogical Society, Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society, National Society United Daughters of 1812 and a Daughter of the American Revolution. In her “spare time” she is a speech writer for Pamela Wright, her cousin who is the 1st Vice President of the DAR, a writer for WISE-Words, the quarterly publication of WISE-FHS and prepares programs to present on a variety of Genealogy subjects, with Southern Genealogy being her passion.

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