Upcoming events

    • 04/12/2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Applewood Valley United Methodist Church 2035 Ellis St. Golden, CO 80401

    On a cold November almost one hundred and fifty years ago as the morning sky began to lighten the dawn did indeed come up like thunder upon a sleeping Indian village along a bend of the Big Sandy River of the southeastern Colorado Territory. Sources for research events in Colorado history will be presented.

    Harry Ross is Past President of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and is a past President of the Longmont Genealogical Society. He has been researching his family history since a 1990 visit to Scotland. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the Ohio State University and recently retired from Regal Entertainment Group, one of the largest Motion Picture Theatre companies in the United States. He is a member of the National Genealogical Society, Longmont Genealogical Society, W. I. S. E., ISBGFH, Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogists.

    • 04/25/2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    While Ancestry.com is one of the most useful tools for genealogical research, if you haven't ventured much beyond the confines of your own computer, you have no idea what you're missing. A trip through an attic, while dusty perhaps, can yield never before seen or published records. The courthouse holds much more than the tax and land records. Major archives held by the state, county, town or University often pay the best dividends for your research time and money, but archives also can be found in businesses, schools, clubs, churches, hospitals, and a whole host of organizations. There is great value in getting out into the community where your ancestors once lived. An experience you'll miss if you do all of your research from your desk.

    Dina Carson has been involved in genealogy for more than three 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 ninety 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 state-wide indexing projects. Dina is the author of 10 books about publishing and genealogy, 

Past events

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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