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Saturday, March 19, 2022 (10:00 am-12 noon) Hybrid meeting

The Colorado Genealogical Society

Greg Liverman: "Cracking the Code: Getting Started Finding Cousins and Common Ancestors at AncestryDNA"

This is a hybrid meeting: Location First Plymouth Congregational Church, 3501 S Colorado Blvd (South entrance)
Free to the public. Pre-register if attending on Zoom at https://cogensoc.us/programs.php#program


Wednesday, April 13

Foothills Genealogical Society Program

19th Century America: Cultural Changes and Their Effects on Records

By Sylvia Tracy-Doolos, Professional Genealogist

1:00 p.m. MT
In person presentation with ZOOM option
Free. Donations accepted.

Learn how 19th century America women, African-Americans and immigrants were more impacted by record keeping changes than other Americans in this in-person presentation with a ZOOM option at 1:00 p.m. MDT. Sylvia Tracy-Doolos, Professional Genealogist, will explain how geographic, cultural, and historic changes affected the creation of these records. She will provide a broad look at the 19th Century to understand these changes.

Sylvia Tracy-Doolos has been interested in genealogy for nearly forty years and working as a professional genealogist for over ten as the owner of New Leaf Genealogy. She is President of the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History and the Colorado chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and Past President of the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE-FHS). She has a B.A. in History with a minor in English focusing on linguistics to help her study how language changes affected record keeping.

Guests are always welcome. Go to https://foothillsgenealogy.org to register for the in-person meeting at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St, Golden, CO, or to receive the link for the ZOOM option.

FhGS supports genealogical research in the Colorado Foothills Counties of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park; provides educational programs, classes and field trips; and preserves and publishes historical records.


Saturday, April 23, 2022 (9:30 am - 4:00 pm) Hybrid Seminar

The Colorado Genealogical Society Annual Seminar

Guest Speaker: Genetic Genealogist Angie Bush

Angie Bush works as master genealogist with AncestyProGeneologists in Salt Lake City. She is the Region 1 Director for the National Genealogical Society and Chair of the Genealogy committee.

This is a hybrid seminar: In person Venue: Hampden Hall, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood Colorado
Register on our website for in-person or Virtual options (FEE $35.00)
Click to register https://cogensoc.us/seminar.php


Wednesday, May 11

Foothills Genealogical Society Meeting and Program

Community Archaeology at Amache, Colorado's Japanese American Confinement Camp

Presented by Dr. Bonnie Clark, leader of the DU Amache Project

1:00 p.m. MT
In person presentation with ZOOM option
Free. Donations accepted

The forced removal and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II is a pivotal incident in world history. Places where they were confined are significant resources for both research about and re-engagement with this critical experience.

Since 2008, Dr. Bonnie Clark has led collaborative archaeological investigations at the site of Amache, Colorado’s War Relocation Authority confinement facility. She will discuss the ongoing project, highlighting how archaeology, oral history, and historic documents combine to provide insights about how these confined people can reknit community and reclaim humanity.

Dr. Clark is committed to using tangible history – objects, sites, and landscapes—to broaden our understanding of our diverse past. She leads the DU Amache Project, a community collaboration committed to researching, preserving, and interpreting the physical history of Amache, Colorado’s WWII-era Japanese American incarceration camp (https://portfolio.du.edu/amache).

In 2011, Dr. Clark’s work was recognized by her peers with the University of Denver’s Teacher/Scholar of the Year award and in 2021, she was the recipient of the State Honor Award from Colorado Preservation, Inc. She began her career as a professional archaeologist and now serves as a Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Denver (DU), as well as the Curator for Archaeology of the DU Museum of Anthropology.

Guests are always welcome. For this free in-person presentation, meet at Applewood United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO 80401. For the ZOOM link, register at https://foothillsgenealogy.org.

Donations welcome. FhGS supports genealogical research in the Colorado Foothills Counties of Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park; provides educational programs, classes and field trips; and preserves and publishes historical records.


Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT via ZOOM

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society

Migration Through the Ohio Valley and Appalachians by Cheri Daniels

Join us as we travel down the river and through the mountains to our ancestors’ pre-1850 destinations. They traveled for many reasons, and via various methods. This session will explore the reasons, methods, and the records they left behind along the way.

Cheri Daniels, MSLS, is the Head of Reference Services for the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library and Editor of Kentucky Ancestors Online at the Kentucky Historical Society. She is also a Producer/on-air talent for the state-wide TV Show, Kentucky Ancestors, and host of the BloodRoot Podcast. Free to members. Registration required at www.crcgs.org Education.


Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT via ZOOM

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society

Finding Records to Document Your Farming Ancestors by Lisa Gorrell

Up to about 1870, farming was the number one occupation. There are many record sets that document our farming ancestors such as land, tax, and probate records. Newspapers and many agricultural records can add context to their story.

Lisa Gorrell is a Certified Genealogist. She volunteers with the Contra Costa Historical Society board, California Genealogical Society, and Sacramento German Gen. Society. Registration required at www.crcgs.org Programs.


Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. via ZOOM

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society

Breaking Through Brick Walls: Taking the Long way Around by Greg Liverman

Second in the series on Breaking Brick Walls, Greg goes deeper into the skills sets used when analyzing leads. One of the most effective techniques for getting around a brick wall is to examine associates: other family members, friends, neighbors or people who travelled with your family from their ancestral homeland. New records are digitized and published every day. Another effective technique is periodic re-searching of those repositories for new records. Free to members. Registration required at www.crcgs.org Education.


Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. via ZOOM

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society

Two-Hour Writing Workshop with Pam Vestal

This class will focus on “Teasing Out the Hidden Story Behind the Genealogical Facts” and “How to Write Ancestral Stories Your Relatives Will Want to Read”. With good research, thoughtful planning, and a dash of ingenuity, we can create engaging stories designed to entice even the most reluctant readers.

Pam is a professional genealogist and speaker who turned her focus to her longtime love of genealogy after a 20-year writing career. Her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and the FGS's Forum magazine. Registration required at www.crcgs.org Programs.


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