Catholic Church records can provide information about births, marriages, and deaths for periods when civil vital records do not exist. They can also establish time and place for an ancestor. This lecture reviews the different types of Catholic Church records available and how to locate those records.
Julie Miller, holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Speaker credentials and is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society. She is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Broomfield. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ and NGS Magazine. Julie was the NGS interim Education Manager (2018), was a member of the NGS conference committee from 2007-2021, and was a volunteer at NARA-Denver for twenty-one years.
Spies, Slackers, and Aliens: The American Protective League
Organized in Chicago, IL in 1917 by citizens who believed the United States Department of Justice was understaffed and not up to the task of fighting against espionage. Working as a volunteer force of more than 250,000 members the APL was given absolute power to stop ordinary citizens in the streets by checking whether men were legally registered for draft, or were sympathetic to the Germans, or those unregistered aliens living in the United States. Long believed to be a pseudo-patriotic organization, it was in truth a paranoid extremist group setup to counter anti-war activism and left-wing labor and politics.
MICHAEL L. STRAUSS, AG is a professional Accredited Genealogist® and a nationally recognized speaker. A native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah, he has been employed as a Forensic Investigator for more than 25 years. Strauss has a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a qualified expert witness in the courts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and is a faculty member at SLIG, GRIP, and IGHR where he is the Military Course Coordinator
Colorado's Ignominious Days Under the Ku Klux Klan
Colorado once had the second largest Ku Klux Klan membership of any state in the United States. The 1924 state elections brought a resurgence of the KKK’s power far west of its traditional concentration in the Deep South. A reinvigorated membership drive in the West revived a dying institution at a time when the KKK hadn’t even entered most Coloradoans’ thoughts, much less their lives, for generations. How and why did this happen?
Presentation by Sharon Danhauer
Sharon’s passion for learning about, preserving, and sharing local history began while she and her twin sister Karen were students in the Denver public school system in the 1950s, when the teacher read Little Britches by Ralph Moody to the class. Sharon is a 4th generation Coloradoan, a native of Colorado Springs. She has served several years on the Board of Directors for Berthoud and Loveland Historical Societies, the Rocky Mountain Map Society, the Colorado-Cherokee Trail Chapter of OCTA (Oregon-California Trails Association), the Association of Northern Front Range Museums, Historic Larimer County, and was a member of the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association for many years. She is proud to be a part of the educational and preservation goals towards which Northern Colorado historians are working.