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” by Deena Coutant, Professional Genealogist
Location: Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura Street, Littleton, CO 80120
Are you curious about tracing your roots and learning more about the ancestors in your family tree? The popularity of genealogy as a hobby has exploded due to the ease of researching online and because of TV shows that illustrate how fun and addicting it can be. Learn how to get started and explore the many benefits of this hobby, from connecting with cousins to discovering your family’s origins. The presentation will cover general methodology, record types, and resources. The class will conclude with an optional tour of the various areas in the library where genealogical resources can be located. This class is sponsored by the Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society.
Please register if you plan to attend.
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 LegacyStories.org, 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
9:30 a.m. Early Bird “Intestate Records” by Kirk Patton, Attorney
1 p.m. Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records” by Julie Miller, CG, Professional Researcher, Lecturer and Author
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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