Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.


 

General Meeting - April 8, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
PROGRAM
 
"Her Story:
A Timeline of Women Who Changed America"
presented by
Jill Tietjen
 
Her Story is a vivid documentation of the breath and diversity of American women's achievements throughout U.S. history.  This one-of-a-kind illustrated timeline highlights the awesome, varied, and often unrecognized contributions of American women since the 1500's.  The women featured in Her Story range from writers, artists, actors, and athletes to doctors, scientists, social and political activists, educators, and inventors, and include women of all backgrounds and philosophies.
 
Jill Tietjen is an author, speaker, and electrical engineer.  Her published books include the Setting the Record Straight series, which explores the history of women in accounting, engineering, and professional achievement.  Tietjen is one of the top historians in the country on scientific and technical women.  She is the CEO of Technically Speaking, a national consultin company specializing in improving opportunities for women and girls to have more career options in technology.  Tietjen is also a frequent keynote speaker at engineering, science, and women's conferences.


 
 

Ancestry.com Class
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Belmar Library
555 So. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO
In this class we will be looking at:
  • Card Catalogue
  • Collections available on Ancestry - U.S. and International
  • Hists - using and correcting them
  • Family Trees, including Tree Pages, Group Sheets, adding Media Content
  • Learning Center
  • Member Contact
  • Viewing, Saving and Correcting Records
  • Search Techniques, including using Advanced Search Form, using Sliders,
  • using Categories to Filter Results, and seach Strategies
  • Shoebox
Fee: $5.00 - For further information: foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com



General Meeting - May 13, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
PROGRAM
 
"Heroes, Villians, Dames & Disaster"
Presented by
Michael Madigan
This 192 page collection presents 150 historic front pages and
original reports from Colorado's oldest newspaper,
which closed days before its 150th anniversary -
The Rocky Mountain News.
 
Michael has been a writer almost as long as he has been a reader.  His career as a professional journalist spanned 36 years, most of it at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver.  His first writing job was as sports editor (of a one-member sports staff) of the Fairfield Daily Republic in northern California.  He worked 30 years as a sportswriter and editor at the Rocky. His favorite assignment ever was covering the Olympics - four of them (Lake Placid, Losa Angeles, Sarajevos and Calgary). During this time he also wrote freelance articles for such magazines as Inside Sports, Rocky Mountain Magazine, SKI and US.  When he became sports editor of the Rocky in 1986, he thought he had attained his "dream job."  He advanced in a seried of editorial management positions. Eventually, he became General Manager of the Daily Cameria in Boulder, where he worked four years before returning to Denver's leading daily.  He retired from the Rocky. But as with reading, he doubts one ever really retires from writing.



TOUR
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
1:30 p.m
Golden History Center
923 10th St.
Golden, Colorado 80401
 
The Center was originally known as "Golden Pioneer Museum" and started with artifacts collected from citizens beginning in 1938.  The Jefferson County Commissioners, with the aid of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), were instrumental in creating this collection from those artifacts.  The Center currently houses a permanent collection containing paper archives, furniture, clothing, ceramics, musical instruments, tools, and a photography collection of 2,500 different images, as well as buildings like the Astor House.
Fee: $3.00
See more information about the Golden History Center at:  http://www.goldenhistory.org

 
 
 
 

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
 
PROGRAM
 
"Heere's Dusty"
presented by
Dusty Saunders
 
Dusty Saunders has written a book entiled 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 critc and colummist for more than 40 years.
He was founding member and past president of the Televison Critics Association, a national organization made up of critcs 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 Professionak 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.



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
 
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 mispellings, 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 televison 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.



Members of
 

Buffalo Bill, the Great Entertainer
Saturday - Mar. 28, 2015

Learn about one of the greatest showman of all time: Buffalo Bill Cody.  For millions of people all over the world, this larger-than -life figure was able to create an image of what the "Wild West" was really like.  Follow Bill from humble beginnings to wealth and glory, to ultimate poverty and his burial on Lookout Mountain above Golden.  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Astor House Museum, 822 12th St., Golden, CO.  Golden History Museum members $10.00; non-members $15.00.  This class will be taught by Ed Weising who is a historian and tour guide with over 30 years of experience as a speaker.  His presentation will be illustrated with historical photos.  For more information: 303-278-3557 or http://www.goldenhistory.org

W.I.S.E. - Understanding the Anglican Church
Saturday - Mar. 28, 2015
BarbaraPrice will describe paths to Anglican records and their information about our ancestors.  Anglican membership is an estimated 80 million souls, making it the third largest Christian denomination in the world.  Bound together by shared tradition, its beliefs are written in the Holy Bible and the Articles of Religion.  The 1662 English Book of Common Prayer froms the historical basis for most Anglican liturgy.
April 8, 2015
Wednesday - Apr. 08, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - "Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America
Her Story is a vivid documentation of the breath and diversity of American women's achievements throughout U.S. history.  This one-of-a-kind illustrated timeline highlights the awesome, varied, and often unrecognized contributions of American women since the 1500's.  The women featured in Her Story range from writers, artists, actors, and athletes to doctors, scientists, social and political activists, educators, and inventors, and include women of all backgrounds and philosophies.
Golden: Gem of the Rockies
Thursday - Apr. 16, 2015

Learn about interesting historical characters like William Loveland and Adolph Coors who had tremendous impacts on the city of Golden.  Find out how the Colorado School of Mines began and how it developed over the years.  Gain a new appreciation for te efforts of visionaries of this communtiy who established businesses, churches and institutions.  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Astor House Museum, 822 12th St., Golden, CO.  Golden History Museum members $10.00; non-members $15.00. This class will be taught by Ed Weising who is a historian and tour guide with over 30 years of experience as a speaker.  His presentation will be illustrated with historical photos.  For more information:  303-278-3557 or http://www.goldenhistory.org

Using Ancestry.com Class
Tuesday - Apr. 21, 2015
This class will be looking at:
Card Catalogue, Collections available on Ancestry.com, Hints, Family Trees, including Tree Pages, Group Sheets, adding Media Content, the Learning Center, Member Contact, Viewing, Saving and Correcting Records, Seach Techniques, and the Shoebox
Fee: $5.00 - For further information: foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com
W.I.S.E. - Irish Miners in Leadville and Beyond
Saturday - Apr. 25, 2015
Dr. James Walsh, our speaker, co-authored Irish Denver, a book about the history of Irish culture in Colorado.
May 13, 2015
Wednesday - May. 13, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - Heros, Villains, Dames & Disaster  presented by Michael Madigan
This 192 page collection presents 150 historic front pages and original reports from Colorado's oldest newspaper, which closed days before its 150th anniversay-The Rocky Mountain News.
Golden History Center - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm
Tuesday - May. 19, 2015
Fee: $3.00
The Center was originally know as "Golden Pioneer Museum" and started with artifacts collected from citizens beginning in 1938.  The Jefferson County Commissioners, with the aid of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), were instrumental in creating this collection from those artifacts.  The Center currently houses a permanent collectio containing paper archives, furniture, clothing, ceramics, musical instruments, tools, and a photography collection of 2,500 different images, as well as buildings like the Astor House.