Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.


 

THREE NEW FOOTHILLS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS!!
 
COLORADO GENEALOGIAL CHRONICLES, VOLUME LXVII
JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO,
MORRISON SCHOOL CENSUS AND TEACHERS REGISTER INDEX
DISTRICT TWENTY-TWO
1899-1906, 1908-1914, 1922, 1925-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1943
61 pages, 8.5 x 11 --  $15.00

ARVADA CEMETERY
JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO
150 YEARS - 1863 - 2013
PART ONE
ARVADA CEMETERY OFFICE RECORDS
289 pages, 8.5.x 11 -- $35.00

ARVADA CEMETERY
JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO
150 YEARS 1863 - 2013
PART TWO
TOMBSTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS
171 pages, 8.5 x 11 -- $30.00

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General Meeting - September 9, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
 
"Heere's Dusty"
presented by
Dusty Saunders
 
Dusty Saunders has written a book entitled Heere's Dusty about his life in the TV and Newspaper World.  He will be talking about the fascinating and famous people he has met and interviewed during his career.  And he will provide insight into the world of journalism and how the demands of TV and print media differ.
 
Dusty worked at the Rocky Mountain News for 54 years as a copy boy, police reporter, city hall reporter, feature editor and covered the broadcasting beat as critic and columnist for more than 40 years.
He was founding member and past president of the Television Critics Association, a national organization made up of critics and columnists from major newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and Canada.
A graduate of the University of Colorado Journalism School, Saunders is a recipient of the school's Outstanding Alumni Award.
In 1993, Saunders was named Colorado Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists.
A former president of the Denver Press Club, he's a member of the club's Hall of Fame.
He has won several national honors including the Scripps-Howard Award for stories about a Denver TV station staging pit bull dog fights as part of news "sweeps" coverage.
He currently writes a Monday TV-radio sports column in The Denver Post.
Semi-retired, Dusty lives in Denver's Congress Park area with wife Anita and Sandy, their lovable Portuguese Water Dog.
The Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.



Class On Archives and Manuscripts -
Additional Genealogical Resources
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Belmar Library, 555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO
Fee: $5.00
Archives and Manuscript collections held by State Archives here in the United States, and also by countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Poland, can hold additional resources for genealogy research.  In this case we will start by looking at the Website for the Archives at the University of Colorado; this wil be in preparation for our trip on Tuesday, October 20th, to visit with David Hayes, Archivist for the University.  Then, we will take a look at several websites for Archives here in the United States and Archives outside the United States; we will look at their finding aids, resource tools, and online databases, and whether they will accept research requests. The sign-up sheet will be distributed at the September 9th General Meeting or contact the Education Coordinator, Pam Heath - foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com


TOUR
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Trip to Visit
NORMAN'S MEMORIALS
7805 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO
 
Norman's Memorials has been crafting grave stones since 1912.  The Loxen family has owned the business for over five generations.  We will be meeting with Warren Cobb who has been a part of the Company for well over 35 years.  Warren will talk to us about the history of grave stones, how they are manufactured, materials that have been used throughout history to make grave stones and markers, quarries that produced the stone for them, how the stone was extracted, the symbols used on grave stones and markers, the Epitaphs (common and unusual).  We will also be visting the Arvada cemetery to view some of the grave stones and markers there.  The sign-up sheet will be distributed at the September 9th General Meeting or contact the Education Coordinator, Pam Heath - foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
FREE


 

General Meeting - October 14, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
 
"Maybe They Teleported"
Finding Those Elusive Passenger Lists
presented by
Carol Stetser
 
Passenger lists are some of the most sought-after records by genealogists; even non-genealogists are interested in finding out in which ships their ancestors "crossed the pond."  However, passenger lists can be very difficult to find due to name misspellings, poor handwriting and sloppy indexing.
 
This presentation gives a brief history of what passenger lists can be found for what eras and details some techniques that help researchers find their passenger lists.  It also gives some hints on going "beyond" passenger lists to add context to ancestors' emigration stories in the form of newspaper articles, pictures and more.
 
Carol is an avid genealogists who has served in various capacities for several northern Colorado genealogical societies.  In addition to researching her own family, Carol volunteers as the researcher for Larimer County Genealogical Society and volunteers online to help out-of-area researchers find records for their families.  She also give presentations on various aspects of genealogical research and writes "how-to" articles for the "Fifty Plus Marketplace" newsletter in Larimer County.  Recently, Carol participated in a series of genealogy television programs for the Larimer County Genealogical Society.  Carol is presently participating in a cemetery program for her local DAR chapter which entails photographing and researching all 20,000+ graves at Grandview cemetery in Fort Collins.  A longtime member of the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado, Carol is actively researching her Swedish ancestry, focusing recently on her links to nobility.



TOUR
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
1:30 p.m.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ARCHIVES
Basement of the Norlin Library on CU Campus
1720 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO
Phone: 303-492-7242
We will be meeting with David Hays, the Archivist for the University. The Archives serves as the repository for the Boulder Campus and the University System Administration of the University.  Mr. Hays was an Army Brat, born in West Germany, and who has lived in Japan, Berlin, Bamberg, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Idaho.  He served in the U.S. Army on the East German Border after College. Received his BA from the University of Colorado in "US Historyt before 1865," and he continued with doctoral work at the University.
Among the collections at the Archives is the Western Americana collection which was established in 1917 to collect manuscript material on the settlement and growth of Colorado; and includes diaries and papers of Colorado '59ers, boomers and boosters, settlers, mining entrepreneurs, clubs, 19th century politicians, merchants, homesteaders, soldiers and promoters. The sign-up sheet will be distributed at the October 14th General Meeting or contact the Education Coordinator, Pam Heath - foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
FREE


General Meeting - November 11, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
 
"Military Graves Registration and Creation of the National Cemetery Association"
presented by
Mike Thomason
 
Learn about the history and customs involved in the burial of America's military dead
and the evolution from chaos to an organized system of national cemeteries.
 
Mike Thomason is a 22 year U.S. Army enlisted and officer veteran.
He is also the Pueblo Library Special Collection and Western Research Librarian,
owner of a retail business,and has authored many books. 
Mike has a B.A. in History and Government and a M.A. in Library and Information Science.
The Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.



General Meeting - December 9, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
 
"In Search Of The Smiths: My Quest To Find Eben Smith's Family?"
presented by
David Forsyth
 
"I started researching the Smith family when I was 12 because I was fascinated with Eben Smith's son's house at the corner of 18th and York.  In 2003 I started working on my Master's thesis, which was a biography of Eben Smith.  Although I finished it that year, I spent the next several years tracking down his family and was able to track down nearly every member of his family, which I thought was pretty cool given that they were Smiths."
 
David Forsyth earned his Ph. D. in history from CU Boulder.  He is the director of the Gilpin Historical Society in Central City, is the author of several articles that have appeared in Colorado Heritage.  His book on Lakeside Amusement Park will be published by University Press of Colorado in March 2016.



General Meeting - January 13, 2016
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
 
"Santa Fe Railroad"
presented by
Brian Trembath and Kristin Fong
 
Brain and Kristin will be talking about the development of the Santa Fe Railroad and its art collection.  They will talk about the impact of the railroad on tourism in the Southwest including the development of the Harvey Houses along the Railroad route and the introduction of the Harvey Girls.
 
Brian Trembath is a Special Collection Librarian with Denver Public Library's Western History and Genealogy Department.  He has been with DPL of eight years and came to the library after a career in communications and marketing.  Brian is a lifelong Colorado resident who grew up in Arvada and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.



General Meeting - February 10, 2016
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
 
"The Naturalizaton Process"
presented by
Carol Darrow
 
 
Becoming a Naturalized U.S. citizen was not a requirement for living in this country.  The process took 7 years or more and only 60 percent of alien males became naturalized citizens between 1880-1930.  Carol Darrow, CG, will present an overview of the naturalization process, describe the types of documents you may find, and offer some clues about where and how to obtain these records.
 
Carol has lived in Colorado for the past 20 years and has been interested in genealogy for the last 17 years.  She earned her Certified Genealogist status in 2005 and has lectured across Colorado.  She volunteers weekly at Denver Public Library and at the National Archives in Broomfield.



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Wednesday - September 9, 2015
Wednesday - Sep. 09, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - "Heeere's Dusty" - Dusty Saunders has written a book entitled Heeere's Dusty about his life in the TV & Newspaper World.  He will be talking about the fascinating and famous people he has met and interviewed during his career.  And he will provide insight into the world of journalism and how the demands of TV and print media differ.
See our Home Page for more information.
Class on Archives and Manuscripts - Additional Genealogical Resources
Tuesday - Sep. 29, 2015
Belmar Library, 555 So. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO.
Fee: $5.00
Archive and Manuscript collections held by State Archives here in the United States, and also by countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Poland, can hold additional resources for genealogy research. In this class we will start by looking at the website for the Archives at the University of Colorado; this will be in preparation for our trip on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, to visit with David Hayes, Archivist for CU. Then we will take a look at several websites for Archives here in the United States and Archives outside the United States; we will look at their finding aids, resource tools, and online databases, and whether they will accept researh requests.
Visit to Norman's Memorials
Wednesday - Oct. 07, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7805 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO
Norman's Memorials has been crafting grave stones since 1912. The Loxen family has owned the business for over five generations. We will be meeting with Warren Cobb who has been a part of the Company for well over 35 years.  Warren will talk to us about the history of grave stones, how they are manufactured, materials that have been used throughout history to make grave stones and markes, quarris that produced the stone for them, how the stone was extracted, the symbols used on grave stones and markers, the Epitaphs (common and unusual). We will also be visiting the Arvada cemetery to view some of the grave stones and markers there.  The sign-up sheet will be distributed at the September 9th General Meeting or contact FhGS Education Coordinator, Pam Heath at foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
FREE
Organizing Mtg for the DPL sponsored "Italian Genealogy" group
Wednesday - Oct. 07, 2015
Denver Public Library, 14th & Broadway, Denver, 5th floor.
Brian will be the coordinator.  If you have Italian family this organization will be a great and fun resource for you.  The group will meet the first Wednesday of most months.
Maybe They Teleported - Finding Those Elusive Passenger Lists
Wednesday - Oct. 14, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Passenger lists are some of the most sought-after records by genealogists; even non-genealogists are interested in finding out in which ships their ancestors "crossed the pond."  However, passenger lists can be very difficult to find due to name misspellings, poor handwriting and sloppy indexing.
This presentation gives a brief history of what passenger lists can be found for what eras and details some techniques that help researchers find their passenger lists.  It also gives some hints on going "beyond" passenger lists to add context to ancestors' emigration stories in the form of newspaper articles, pictures and more.
 
Danish Sisterhood of America National Convention
Friday - Oct. 16, 2015
Danish Sisterhood of America National Convention
When:
Oct. 16, 2015 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oct, 17, 2015 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Inverness Hotel, 200 Inverness Drive
West Englewood, Colorado
Futher information contact: Christine Hix at 303-431-6690
All Day German Genealogy Seminar and Book Fair
Saturday - Oct. 17, 2015
Colorado Chapter_Palatines to America and the Genealogy and Western History Department of Denver Public Library
Central Denver Public Library, Lower Level Conference Center, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Speaker Michael John Neill, professor of Mathemartics at Carl Sandberg College in Galesburg, Illinois. His principal area of genealogical reserach is Ostfriesland. He was previously director of the Mid-America Genealogy Institute, held each summer at the Springfield Campus of the University of Illinois.  He was a keynote speaker at the 2012 National Palatines to America Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
University of Colorado Archives
Tuesday - Oct. 20, 2015
1:30 p.m.
Basement of the Norlin Library on the Campus of CU-Boulder
1720 Pleasant St., Boulder, CO
We will be meeting with David Hays, the Archivist for the University of Colorado. The Archives serves as the repository for the Boulder Campus and the University System Administration of the University. Among the collections at the Archives is the Western Americana collection which was established in 1917 to collect manuscript material on the settlement and growth of Colorado; and includes diaries and papers of Colorado '59ers, boomers and boosters, settlers, mining entrepreneurs, clubs, 19th century politicians, merchants, homesteaders, soldiers and promoters.
Contact information: FhGS Education Coordinator, Pam Heath - foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
FREE