2016 Spring Programs

January 12, 2016

1:00 p.m.  “Compiled Family Histories and Genealogies: How to Find Them, Use Them, and Interpret Them” – James Jeffrey, Genealogy Specialist, Western History and Genealogy, Denver Public Library

January 19, 2016

1:00 p.m.  “Tracing Your Norwegian Ancestors” – Marylee Hagen, Cultural Director and Genealogy Support Director, Fjelldalen Lodge, Sons of Norway, Denver

February 9, 2016

1:00 p.m.  “New and Old Ways to Search and use” – Carole Jacobs from the Family History Center, 1939 E Easter Ave, Centennial, Colorado 80122

February 16, 2016

9:30 a.m.  Early Bird – DNA Session 1 of 3

1:00 p.m.  “Yellowstone or Bust!!” – Dr. Dora Lodwick will talk about a covered-wagon trip her great grandparents took from Canyon City to the newly opened Yellowstone National Park. Discover the challenges they faced along the way!

Dr. Dora Lodwick was a university professor for 30 years teaching documentary research as part of social research methods.  She has published several professional books as well as a diary-based biography of her parents.  She spent her first 18 years in Brazil and has worked extensively in Latin America.

March 8, 2016

1:00 p.m. “Using Google for Genealogical Research” – Sandee Brookes from the Family History Center, 1939 E Easter Ave, Centennial, Colorado, 80122

March 15, 2016

9:30 a.m.   Early Bird – DNA Session 2 of 3

1:00 p.m. “Lineage Societies” – Bev Nelson, member Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society

April 12, 2016

1:00 p.m. “Women in the Civil War” – Sandy Ronayne, member Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society

April 19, 2016

9:30 a.m.   Early Bird – DNA Session 3 of 3

1:00 p.m. “Japanese Internment in Colorado and Camp Amache” – Hank Tobo

May 10, 2016

1:00 p.m. “The Development of the Santa Fe Railroad and its Art Collection” – Bryan Trembath, Denver Public Library, and Kristen Fong, American Museum of Western Art

May 17, 2016

noon   Luncheon and Book Sale


2015 Fall Programs

Summer break June through August – no program meetings during summer months
Watch for updates and changes in fall schedule!

September 8, 2015

1 p.m. “Publishing Shorts” – Family Newsletters by Livie Grogan, member, Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society

Avid genealogists share tips, and how to avoid some of the pitfalls of self-publishing.

September 13, 2015

2 – 4 p.m. “Introduction to Genealogy” @ Bemis Public Library  CANCELED

September 15, 2015

1 p.m. “Legacy Stories” by Gordon Taylor, Assistant Director of the Littleton Family History Center, family man and experienced genealogist will introduce, a free living history library that provides life story learning, recording, archiving and sharing to families, professionals and groups.  Legacy Stories offers a variety of options to compose and record legacy stories including multi-media story pages, oral history slideshows and the ability to record powerful Pict-Oral Memories with Apple and Android mobile apps.

October 13, 2015

1 p.m. “Probate for the Genealogist” by Richard Kautt, Lawyer and Genealogist, will cover modern and historical probate practices to provide background to genealogists in researching probate records.

October 20, 2015

9:30 a.m. Early Bird “Testate Records” by Kirk Patton, Attorney

1 p.m. Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years by Mary Taylor Young.

Author Young tells a story that stretches from the dawn of time into the future. Journey back to witness the rise, fall, and rise again of mountains. Meet ancient people who built rock game drives still visible atop Trail Ridge, and Utes and Arapaho who left behind only their names for many Park features. Learn how a young man named Enos Mills became a passionate advocate for this mountain wonderland and devoted his life to preserving it as a national park.

November 10, 2015

1 p.m. “They Weren’t all Prostitutes and Gamblers” by Dr. Sandra F. Mather PH.D, Professor Emerita, Author and Historian

We are privileged to learn about the lives of early Colorado women from a noted historian and author who is also the current president of the Summit Historical Society. Dr. Mather brings these female pioneers to life from her research in newspaper accounts, census records, photos and diaries. One diary in particular stood out to her – the diary of Anna Sadler Hamilton from the years 1885 and 1887.

November 17, 2015  CANCELED due to blizzard conditions

9:30 a.m. Early Bird “Intestate Records” by Kirk Patton, Attorney   CANCELED

1 p.m. Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records” by Julie Miller, CG, Professional Researcher, Lecturer and Author   CANCELED

Post Office Records are full of genealogical riches. This lecture will discuss Post Office records, their contents, and how to access these underutilized records.

December 8, 2015

12 p.m. Potluck Luncheon

1 p.m. “Ornaments with a History or Story” – A Sharing Experience


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