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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Preserving Personal Genealogical Information and Family Memorabilia (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Lessons Learned from Recent Wildfire and Flood Disasters
Presented by John Putnam

Six years ago, John was the insurance consultant to the Waldo Canyon Wildfire recovery team. He witnessed first-hand the loss of many people's photos, heirlooms and research materials which were not insured nor backed up. Among the many lessons of this catastrophe, John advocates more rigorous steps to preserve the family treasures to help you minimize the loss of these materials. John will discuss both the importance and steps to better protect yourself from this potential loss as well as helping you transfer these items to the next generation.

Registration closes Sunday, July 12 at 5:00 PM

Register at https://crcgs.org


Saturday, 25 July 2020

English Research Seminar, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. via ZOOM

Wales. Ireland. Scotland. England. Family History Society (W.I.S.E. FHS) (https://www.wise-fhs.org)

David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, will present the following classes:

  • Researching your English Ancestors from the 1600s in England
  • Understanding British Probate Records
  • English Census Records 1841-1911
  • Researching English Descendants of the Family Your Ancestors Left Behind

Register at https://wise-fhs.org/product/english-research-seminar-july-25-2020/


Tuesday, October 13
Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records (Class)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Julie Miller

This lecture will discuss Post Office records, their contents, and how to access these underutilized 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), and is a member of the NGS conference committee. She was a volunteer at NARA-Denver for twenty-one years.

Registration opens Monday July 13 at https://crcgs.org


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Immigration History for Your Genealogy: An Introduction (Program)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Katherine Sturdevant

Family history, by definition, should be narrative genealogy in historical context. Social history opens a world of larger group patterns in which ancestors operated. To illustrate how social history research makes this possible, this session outlines typical patterns of American immigrant ancestors’ lives. Included are the main push-and-pull motivations behind immigration; historical group arrivals with their places and periods; how and why immigrants chose home sites; their means of getting there; their trades and social customs; and how they interacted with natives and other immigrants. With knowledge of these patterns, researchers realize the true group patterns of ancestors, new sources to utilize, and how to place families in the context of their times and lifeways.

Katherine Scott Sturdevant, senior professor of history at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, has won local, state, and national awards for teaching excellence and has spoken for CRGS multiple times. She published two family history books (Bringing Your Family History to Life through Social History and Organizing and Preserving Your Heirloom Documents) and many articles. She presented for the major national genealogical and historical organizations and has taught courses and workshops about various levels and aspects of family history for over 30 years. As an adoptee, she continuously documents her four parental lines and used DNA to determine her birth father. Kathy brings practical advice and source recommendations; entertaining and useful illustrations; and a sense of humor to her presentations.

Registration begins Monday August 17th at https://crcgs.org


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Too Many Mary's Solving Identity & Same Name Conundrums (Program)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Jill Morelli

Whether you are looking for a John Smith, a Mary Margaret Murphy or a Lars Larson, we all have genealogical “identity issues.” In this presentation, we will discuss the types of identity problems that are prevalent and show a methodology for a possible solution. Yes, it takes some work. Examples of common types of identity problems will illustrate the methodology and the tools that may lead to identification. We will use the "lens" of the Genealogical Proof Standard to guide our work and raise our confidence that we have the right person and we did not just “pick one that looked right.” Let’s tackle some of those identity issues!

Jill Morelli, CG, loves to share her passion for genealogy with others. She is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in the US Midwest, Scandinavia and northern Germany. She lectures nationally on topics inspired by her own research and methodology. Jill has written articles for National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Swedish American Genealogist, Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly and many others. In 2017, she founded the online Certification Discussion Group, sharing her journey and that of others to build and submit a successful portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists and many other local genealogical societies.

Registration begins Sunday July 19th at https://crcgs.org


Saturday, July 18, 2020

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Centuries of Censuses: What Census Instructions Can Teach Us (Program)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Presented by Sylvia Tracy-Doolos

Instructions to enumerators differed every ten years and can tell us a lot about what was going on in the country. Understanding the details hidden in the census can help us take advantage of the information gathered and help us understand the context of our ancestor's times.

Sylvia Tracy-Doolos has been interested in genealogy for nearly forty years and working as a professional genealogist for ten as the owner of New Leaf Genealogy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and several local societies. Sylvia is President of the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH), and the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE-FHS), and Secretary of the Colorado branch of APG. She has a B.A. in History and minored in English focusing on linguistics, so she could study how language changes affected American record keeping.

Registration closes Friday, July 17 at 5:00 PM

Register at https://crcgs.org.


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Preserving Personal Genealogical Information and Family Memorabilia—Lessons Learned from Recent Wildfire and Flood Disaster

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Presented by John Putnam

Six years ago, John was the insurance consultant to the Waldo Canyon Wildfire recovery team. He witnessed first-hand the loss of many people's photos, heirlooms and research materials which were not insured nor backed up. Among the many lessons of this catastrophe, John advocates more rigorous steps to preserve the family treasures to help you minimize the loss of these materials. John will discuss both the importance and steps to better protect yourself from this potential loss as well as helping you transfer these items to the next generation.

Registration closes Monday, July 13 at 5:00 PM. Register at www.crcgs.org.


July 17-18, 2020

The Colorado Genealogy Society presents "The Rocky Mountain Symposium on Genetic Genealogy" (Free on Zoom)

July 17th 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Greg Liverman and Wendy Dillenschneider
July 18th 9:30- 3:30 p.m. Presenters, Greg Liverman, Leah Klocek, Nancy Ratay, Sandy Ronayne and others.
Preregistration and details on our website https://cogensoc.us/index.php
Come and go from the Zoom room as you wish during these two days. Get on our mailing list for details at su.cosnegoc|tnatsnoc#su.cosnegoc|tnatsnoc


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Centuries of Censuses: What Census Instructions Can Teach Us

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Presented by Greg Liverman

Dr. Greg Liverman will give updates in ethnicity tests form the major testing companies as well as reviewing the visualization tools available. he will discuss the Shared cM Project that was recently released, attaching your AncestryDNA match to your ancestry tree, the latest in forensic genetic genealogy, Y-DNA and the future of DNA testing.

Greg Liverman has been researching family history since the 1990s working with both online and on-the -ground records in many states and foreign counties. He brings his experience as a TV journalist, scientist and information technology professional to bear on genealogy research problems. Since the use of DNA testing exploded in the last decade, Greg has focused on understanding and teaching the best practices fo DNA testing and analysis.

Greg launched Pinewood Genealogy with his wife, Wendy Dillenschneider, to help others with their research and genetic genealogy (DNA) analysis. Pinewood Genealogy has developed a library of over twenty different lectures and classes covering a wide variety of genealogical topics.

Registration closes Friday August 14 at 5:00 PM. Register at www.crcgs.org.



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