Upcoming events

    • 10/11/2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Applewood Valley United Methodist Church 2035 Ellis St. Golden, CO 80401

    The religious group known as Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) came to the Pennsylvania region in the late 17th Century and spread rapidly along the East coast. By the early 19th Century many Quakers migrated to the Northwest territory and by 1900 they had settled across the entire country. Quakers were known to keep detailed family records providing a wealth of information to those with Quaker ancestors. This presentation will cover some of the basic beliefs and organization of the Quaker communities. We will discuss migrations and records left behind that can advance your research.

    Glenn York Bio


    Glenn York is an avid genealogist with decades of research experience at numerous facilities across the United States. Glenn began researching by pouring over microfilm at the National Archives and reading books at the Library of Congress in the 1980s while living in the Washington DC area. Over the years, Glenn has gained extensive experience in genetic genealogy, and works with tests at all major DNA testing companies. He was first tested in 2005, and he currently manages DNA tests for over 35 family members.

    Most of Glenn’s immigrant ancestors came to Colonial America, and many of their descendants were among the westward migrations who homesteaded and settled in the Great Plains. Both of his paternal grandparents were born on homesteads in Kansas. With strong Quaker ancestry, Glenn has researched Quaker history and records in both North America and the British Isles.

    Glenn’s formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Telecommunications. He has completed over 12 courses of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP) and has participated in many genealogy conferences and seminars.

    Glenn is past President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is the delegate to the National Genealogical Society for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and many other genealogical and historical societies.

    Glenn facilitates monthly DNA study groups for two area genealogical societies, teaches genealogy classes, and volunteers at a local library to help people with genealogy research. He is a Co-Administrator for the BATES Y-DNA surname project and the Colonial Swedish DNA Project at Family Tree DNA. Glenn has assisted many in discovering their biological families using genetic genealogy techniques. 

    • 11/28/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    Online information is so easily accessible that people are accustomed to copying and pasting just about everything. In addition, one can hear a modern-day genealogist argue that no one can copyright “her family” and then that no one else has the right to post or print information on her family because she did all the research. This presentation will help you decipher the truth of copyright and also explore the ethical issues that surround family research.

    Janice M. Sellers is related to actor Peter Sellers and to John of Gaunt, son of a king and father of a king. At least that’s what her grandparents told her. Unfortunately, they were wrong, but that’s why she has researched her family for 48 years and now helps others find the right pieces to fit their genealogy puzzles. She specializes in Jewish, Black, forensic, and newspaper research and has taught at local to international levels. Her site is ancestraldiscoveries.com.

Past events

09/19/2023 Voting Records: Genealogy's Best Kept Secret
09/13/2023 1950 Census Presentation
09/13/2023 FhGS Website Cemetery Database Overview Zoom Session Available
05/17/2023 FhGS Tour May 17 Golden History Museum and History Park
05/10/2023 FhGS May General Meeting & Luncheon, Show and Tell Presentations
04/25/2023 Attics and Archives, Or What You Will Miss if You're Stuck Like Glue to Ancestry
04/12/2023 Sandstone, St. Vrain and the Sand Creek Massacre
03/21/2023 Documentation & Citation: Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources!
03/08/2023 Getting to Know Uncle Moses
02/08/2023 Denver's Manhattan Beach Amusement Park
01/11/2023 Researching the History of Your Home
12/14/2022 Introduction to MyHeritage Features and Technologies
11/19/2022 How to Get Research Help at FamilySearch.org
11/09/2022 A History Hoptopia
10/12/2022 The Boulder Pioneers Project: Lessons in Community-Wide Genealogical Research
09/20/2022 Researching Ancestral Locations in Prussian Genealogy Records
09/14/2022 The Leadville Irish
05/11/2022 Community Archaeology at Amache, Colorado's Japanese American Confinement Camp
04/13/2022 19th Century America: Cultural Changes and Their Effects on Records.
03/22/2022 Making Sense of the Shambles: Organizational Tools for Genealogy
03/09/2022 The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and its Effect on Our American Ancestors
02/09/2022 Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West
02/08/2022 Unlocking Notation Codes on Alien Passenger Lists
01/18/2022 Researching Before 1850
01/12/2022 Colorado's Ignominious Days Under the Ku Klux Klan
12/08/2021 Spies, Slackers, and Aliens: The American Protective League
12/06/2021 Parishes, Priests, and Signs of the Sacred: Catholic Church Records
11/30/2021 Connect the Dots Using Timelines, Identity Charts, and FAN Club Charts.
11/10/2021 The Bad Old Days of Colorado - The Outlaws, Renegades and Dissolute
10/26/2021 Extending Your Research Beyond Online - The Other 90%
10/13/2021 Genealogy Pit Stop: Research in 15 minute Increments
09/28/2021 Ancestry.com Tips and Tricks - Rerun
09/08/2021 What's Inside the Family History Guide
07/20/2021 Researching Your Ancestor in Periodicals
05/12/2021 General Meeting and Program "Locating Images of Ancestors: Putting a Face With That Name" by Andrew Likins
04/27/2021 Family Tree Maker - Inputting Sources and Citations
04/14/2021 General Meeting and Program "Quilting Your Family History" by Kathy Emmel
03/16/2021 Foothills Class - Getting Started with Family Tree Maker
03/15/2021 Wild Apricot Tour Preparation
02/22/2021 Foothills Round Table - Genealogy on a Budget
02/18/2021 Foothills Class - German Research
01/19/2021 Foothills Class - Too Many Marys
01/13/2021 General Meeting - January 13, 2021

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