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26 October 2019, Saturday 10 AM to 12 Noon

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104

What Would Nancy Drew Do in the Quest for a Missing Family?

Presented by Ellen Kowitt

Researching Family History is a lot like solving a Nancy Drew mystery. Join us for an overview showcasing examples and techniques that genealogists use every day as found in the original classic series primarily written by Ohio's own Mildred Wirt Benson. Although Nancy Drew is popular around the world having been publishing in over 45 countries in 30 languages, the focus of this lecture is on U.S. records; we'll go on an adventure exploring old and new tools of the trade, library materials, court records, newspapers, gravestones, incorporating community history, and some very untraditional resources. Ellen Kowitt is Vice President of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado, and a member of the Indian Peaks Chapter NSDAR. She has been researching her own family history for 25 years and enjoys helping others as a mentor. Ellen lectures, publishes articles, and volunteers at the Colorado State Archives indexing naturalization and probate records.

Free. Visitors welcome. For more information:

21 September 2019, Saturday 10 AM to 12 Noon

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society (CRCGS)

Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Pushing Back the Clock: Finding pre 1850 Census Substitutes

Presented by Ed Story

For many of us, the most interesting parts of our family tree are the distant branches of people from long ago. Unfortunately, common sources like census or church records become more sparse as we go back in time. The presentation will focus on where and how to find earlier documents. Ed is a big believer in going back to the source, rather than copying the trees of others. He will discuss how to find early church records, older printed documents with early church record with a focus on overseas ancestors.

Ed Storey grew up in Rochester, NY where he worked for General Motors for 4 years. With his wife, Nancy, he has lived in El Paso and Bejing before choosing Colorado Springs. Ed writes articles for magazines such as Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today. His ancestral searches are primarily in England, India and Germany, as well as North Carolina.

Free. Visitors Welcome. For more information:

3 September 2019, Tuesday 7 PM to 8:30 PM

Boulder Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Frasier Meadows Retirement Community
350 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO 80303

The Irish in America

Presented by James Walsh PhD.

This presentation will walk the audience through 3 centuries of Irish immigration to North America, with a heavy focus on local Colorado Irish history.

James Walsh is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado Denver, where he has taught for the past 21 years. Walsh is co-author of Irish Denver and author of Michael Mooney and the Leadville Irish. Walsh is also founder of the Romero Theater Troupe, an all-volunteer human rights theater troupe.

Free. Visitors Welcome. For more information:

11 September 2019, Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Foothills Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO 80401
Guests are always welcome. There is ample parking and handicap access. Admission is free.

Linguistic Tools for Your Brick Wall Demolition Kit

Presented by Sylvia Tracy-Doolos, Professional Genealogist

Can’t Find Your Ancestors? Learn how to break down those brick walls.

Professional Genealogist Sylvia Tracy-Doolos will demonstrate with "Linguistic Tools for Your Brick Wall Demolition Kit". Discover linguistic tips, tricks and resources to help find the most elusive ancestors. Explore how their native language-as well as the language in the area where they settled- affected and changed the spelling of their names.

Tracy-Doolos has a B.A. in History with a minor in English that focused on linguistics and how language and immigration created and changed America. With 30 years of genealogy experience, she is the owner of New Leaf Genealogy.

Sylvia is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists; President of the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE); Genealogist for Adams County Genealogical Society; and a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society and the Broomfield Genealogy Society.

Guests are always welcome at FhGS meetings. There is ample parking and handicap access. Admission is free.
Foothills Genealogical Society supports genealogical research with educational programs, classes and field trips. FhGS also preserves and publishes historical records from Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties. For more information, please visit or write P.O. Box 150382, Lakewood CO 80215-0382.

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 noon

Colorado Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting (free, public welcome)

Speaker Julie Miller presents "Anatomy of a Military Pension." Julie Miller, CG, CCL, FNGS, is a full-time researcher, lecturer and writer.
This presentation is filled with genealogical information but are often large and intimidating. This lecture will discuss methods to organize, extract, and analyze the documents and data in a Civil War Pension File.
Meeting Place, Denver Public Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkway.
More information

Sunday September 22, 2019

Annual Full Day Jewish Genealogy Seminar, Denver, CO

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado (JGSCO) will present its Annual Full-Day Genealogy Seminar, “Basics & Beyond” on Sunday September 22, 2019.

New this year! Two tracks are being offered for beginner and intermediate researchers, featuring professional genealogists Emily Garber and Nancy Adelson.

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Elaine Wolf Theater at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center
350 S. Dahlia Street, Denver 80246

Register by September 15th at or through the JAAMM Festival website.

Hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado and co-sponsored by Mizel Arts and Cultural Center JAAMM Festival, Ellen Beller Glass, Feldman Mortuary, Mount Nebo Memorial Park, and NAI Shames Makovsky.

More information at

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Using GEDmatch to Analyze DNA Test Results seminar, Colorado Springs, CO

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with break for lunch. Bring lunch or there are fast-food places within 1.5 miles of the library.

Community Room, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO

Register by emailing instructor Greg Liverman, moc.evil|namrevil.gerg#moc.evil|namrevil.gerg; pay $10 at door (cash or check).

Hosted by Pikes Peak Genealogical Society.

More information at

Wednesday September 11, 2019

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Meeting

The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr
Colorado Springs, Co

6:00pm—-Social Hour (Meet members to ask questions about Genealogy)
7:00pm-Program begins

Topic: Overcoming a Thirty-Year Brick Wall: How we found the real family name and our Shtetl in Lithuania
Speaker: Debbie Schwartz

This presentation is part amazing story, part lesson on careful research and detective work and part a series of steps anyone can take to increase the odds of overcoming the challenges in their own genealogy research. Jewish-origin genealogy is often difficult however the lessons from this type of research can assist anyone with brick walls to find new clues that often lead to more verified ancestors, origins and information.

Guests are welcome.

For more information call PPLD 719-531-6333 ext 2252

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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