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Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Colorado Genealogical Society/Computer Interest Group

Presents BillionGraves by Cathy Wallace from BillionGraves

Cathy Wallace is the Special Projects Coordinator for BillionGraves where she plans events, directs projects, and writes BillionGraves’ blog. Cathy has served on BillionGraves board of directors.
6:30-8:00 p.m. Open to Public on Zoom
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Who Needed it Anyway? Researching Around the Missing 1890 Census (Program) with Sarah Cochran

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Sara Cochran

The loss of the 1890 Federal census is a source of great frustration for American Genealogists, but all hope is not lost! After a discussion of the fate of 1890 and what remains, learn strategies, and gather tips for success in locating your family in other records that were created between the 1880 and 1900 Federal censuses. These strategies are also helpful for tracing your family between any set of census records.

Sara is a full-time professional genealogist with over twenty-five years of research experience. Her research has taken her into nearly every State in the USA as well as Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Britain. She holds a Boston University Genealogical Research Certificate, a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She started breaking down brick walls, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors, and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy, in 2016.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Colorado Genealogical Society presenting Dr. James Walsh

10 a.m. - noon, Public Welcome
Speaker: Dr James Walsh presents "Naming the Unnamed: The Leadville Irish and the Effort to Memorialize Immigrants in Sunken, Unmarked Graves"
Dr. Walsb is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Colorado Denver.
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Researching Your Ancestors in Periodicals (Class) Presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm

Periodicals can fill in the pieces between the birth and death of your ancestor. Whether the information is biographical, a transcription, or reporting on an event, periodicals provide rich detail about your ancestor’s life. In this lecture we will discuss the types of periodicals that exist and what indexes (JSTOR, PERSI, and others) to use to find articles. Go to Member Login then Class Registration:


Thursday, April 17, 2021

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society Presents Scotland’s Resources: There’s more to Scottish Research than Scotlandspeople! (Program) with Tina Beaird

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Tina Beaird

There are dozens of sites available to help you in your Scottish research; Scotlandspeople is just the tip of the iceberg! Sites likd GenUKI, ScotlandsPlaces, SCAN and the National Library of Scotland are all free websites available to you from 'across the pond.'

Tina Beaird is the owner of Tamarack Genealogy and is the Genealogy / Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library in Illinois. She lectures nationally on military research, genealogical methodology, Scottish records, and archival preservation. She is First Vice President of the Illinois Historical League and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board. Tina volunteers her time with several local historical and genealogical societies scanning and indexing historic records. Tina loves to travel with her husband and her sons. An obsessive baseball fan, she has visited 22 of 30 Major League ballparks.

Registration required.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Colorado Genealogical Society

Topic: "Henrietta Dixon of Baltimore City, Maryland" Speaker: Nicole Gilkison LaRue, CG

Speaker Nicole LaRue CG, Her published articles appear in the National Genealogical Society's NGS magazine. She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists from 2017-2020.
Henrietta Dixon never appeared in any census with her parents. Records identifying her family members, including her father, were often conflicting or simply wrong. Multiple marriages further obscured her identity. Even her age conflicted in various records making it difficult to determine whether she was born before the Civil War or after—a critical factor when researching the origins of an African American woman. This case study will look at how Henrietta's identity was uncovered and discuss how to meet the Genealogical Proof Standard when dealing with conflicting evidence.
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Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, 2021

The Colorado Genealogical Society Annual Seminar featuring's own Crista Cowan (FREE on Zoom)

Friday, April 23, 1 pm - 4:00 p.m. TOPICS: "Getting the Most Out of Your Ancestry DNA Results, Session 2: "Integrating Ancestry DNA Evidence with Your Family Tree"
Saturday, April 24, 9:30 a.m. - noon, Topics "Getting the most on". Session 2: "Search Tips and Tricks on Ancestry"
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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: Power of a Picture (Class) Presented by Barbara A. Lane

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Barbara A. Lane

A photo is a window into the lives of our ancestors. Join us to learn how to research old photos, then how to scan, enhance, restore and colorize your images as well as a one-step solution to repair a scratch on your photograph. We will explore the latest storage, organization and photo editing software with their tools and features to learn how professionals would use them. You will gain a new perspective in using your old photos and documents and their potential to bring your images to life. Registration required. Go to Member Login then Class Registration:

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: German Research Online (Program) Presented by James Beidler

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by James Beidler

Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors!

James M. Beidler is a research-reports editor for Legacy Tree Genealogists, author of four commercially published books, including The Family Tree Historical Atlas of Germany. Beidler also writes “Roots & Branches,” a weekly newspaper column and blog (at, and is a German Life magazine columnist. Registration required:

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society: City Directories: No Town Too Small, No Clue Too Little (Class) Presented by Thomas McEntee

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Thomas McEntee

Most genealogists aren’t taking full advantage of all the clues available in city directories. Learn how go beyond a mere “lookup” of your ancestor and their family. Understand how city directories were created, the secrets of various abbreviations, and how to use the F.A.N. Club approach to getting the most information possible.
Participants will learn the history of city directories, how important they were to even the smallest town, and how to extract every possible clue for your genealogy research. We’ll cover digital/online directories, how to deal with numbering grid and street name changes, what those “weird codes” mean and more. Thomas McEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. Go to Member Login then Class Registration required:

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

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