Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.


 

ATTENTION FOOTHILLS MEMBERS
 
Your Education Coordinator needs your input!
Please take a minute to fill out a Questionnaire.
This will help her determine future trips and classes.
Please click HERE for the questionaire. It would be appreciated if
you would fill it out and bring it to the Sept. 10, 2014
meeting, mail to FhGS or give it to a Board member.

 
 

TOUR
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:30 a.m.
 
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
4320 East County Road 58
Ft. Collins, Colorado
 
The Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum is the historic preservation of an original homestead founded at the start of development of Northern Colorado. It has been maintained as an active family farm since 1894 and is designated a "Centennial Farm" by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Historical Society.  In 2002, the farm was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
There will be a short film about the family history and the farm, and a tour of the 1894 House and Horse Barn.  The Museum has written histories, diaries, letters, tools and machinery used at the farm.
 
Those who would like to car pool meet at
Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO. at 9:00 a.m.
Admission: $5.00 for seniors, $7.00 for adults
For futher information:
foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com

General Meeting - October 8, 2014
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
PROGRAM
 
Breathing Life Into Your Ancestor
Presented by
Carol Cooke Darrow, CG
 
After you've quoted ages, marriage status and occupation from the census along with death dates from an obituary, what else can you say about an ancestor you've never known?  How can you put them into historical context?  Using sources such as maps, newspapers, tax records, county histories and letters and diaries (of your ancestor or their neighbors) can help you breathe life into your ancestor's narrative.
 
Carol Cook Darrow is a Certified Genealogist and co-author of
The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records.
She is past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society.


 

TOUR
Denver Public Library
Western History/Genealogy Department
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:30  a.m.
 
We will be visiting with Abby Hoverstock, Senior Archivist/Librarian,
with the Western History/Genealogy Department of
the Denver Public Library.
We will take a short tour through the department,
will look at their new website,
look at how to use their online finding aids,
and discuss archive and manuscript records
held by the library that would be of interest to Genealogists
 
Sign up sheets will be circulated at the
FhGS October 8, 2014 General Meeting.
For futher information:
foothillsgensoc@yahoo.com


 
 

General Meeting - December 10, 2014
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
PROGRAM
 
The Impact of WW I on Denver
PhD Thesis Project
 
Presented by
Angela Cunningham
Soldiers do not exist in isolation and the homes they leave behind are not insulated from the effects of wars fought on foreign fields.  Yet military geography has focused almost exclusively on battlefields, and history has seldom examined how wars are experienced through the interactions of individuals-soldiers, their families, Red Cross volunteers, "slackers", people of foreign (enemy?) ethnicity-in the context of their communities.  This project seeks to fill part of this gap by examining Denver neighborhoods at the time of WW I through geographical and historical methods, using census data and spatial statistics to map the socioeconomic and ethnic patterns of the city and fleshing out the experience of living in wartime Denver using traditional historical sources like letters, photographs, and newspapers.  This talk will cover what has been accomplished so far, where the project endeavors to go, and its motivation to examine how geographically distant events can impact places just around the corner through neighborhood dynamics.
 
Angela Cunningham is a PhD student at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  Enrolled in the geography department, history was Angela's first academic love, and her education and career show an attempt to balance these two disciplinary interests (her bachelors degrees are in history and geography, her masters is in geographic information sciences and she has worked as a geospatial analyst, volunteered as a historical society docent, and interned as a GIS specialist at Petersburg National Battlefield).  Having become interested in the First World War while studying in Great Britain, Angela has returned to Colorado to study the impact of the first global industrialized conflict on her hometown.


 

General Meeting - November 12, 2014
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
PROGRAM
 
Fold 3
Presented by
Sandy Ronanye
 
Sandy will present a program on Fold3.com - one of the premier subscription databases for military records. 
She will talk about what records are available by conflict (e.g., Revolutionary War)
and how to search the databases, download records, and create memorials.
 
Sandy Ronayne is the current president of the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS), past president of the CGS/Computer Interest Group, and past vice-president of the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England (W.I.S.E.) Family History Group.  She is a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Civil War Families of Ohio.  She grew up in an Air Force family and has collected family military records from the American Revolution through the Gulf War.  Although genealogy ranks very high, her greatest joy is her three grandchildren.


 

Members of
 

Colorado Genealogy Society Program - Patents and Genealogy
Friday - Sep. 19, 2014
Patents and Genealogy
presented by
Ed Storey
Patent documents are useful for genealogical research for several reasons:
They show the address and nationality of inventor.
They show relationships, often of co-workers, and information about employer.
Either the patent or the application will have the signature of the inventor.
Accuracy is important because errorsd can invalidate the patent.
They are free to search, access and print. Learn how to access patents.
 
Location and Time:
7:00 p.m.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
2300 So. Patton Court.
Denver, CO
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum
Monday - Sep. 22, 2014
10:30 a.m. -Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum,4320 East County Road 58,Ft. Collins, CO
 
There will be a short film about the family history and the farm, and a tour of the 1894 House and Horse Barn.  The Museum has written histories, diaries, letters, tools and machinery used at the farm.
 
See our "Home Page" for more information.
Rocky Mountain Genealogical Seminar
Saturday - Oct. 04, 2014
Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society is holding it's second Rocky Mountain Genealogical Seminar on Saturday Oct. 4, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. at Eagle Bend Golf Club.  Registration is $45.00.  The presenter is Mark Lowe, sessions include Using Pre-1850 Census Records, Women and Their Men's Property, Finding Land Transactions and Finding Uncle John by Talking to the Neighbors.
For more information: http://crcgs.org/rmgs/
October 8, 2014 - "Breathing Life Into Your Ancestor"
Wednesday - Oct. 08, 2014
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Carol Cooke Darrow, CG. will be the presenter of "Beathing Life Into Your Ancestor"
See our "Home Page" for further information.
November 12, 2014 - "Fold 3 - Premier Subscription Database for Military Records"
Wednesday - Nov. 12, 2014
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Fold 3 presented by Sandy Ronanye.  Sandy will talk about what records are available by conflict and how to search the databases, download records, and create memorials.
 
The Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.
December 10, 2014 - "The Impact of WW I on Denver"
Wednesday - Dec. 10, 2014
1:00 p.m.  -  Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Soldiers do not exist in isolation and the homes they leave behind are not insulated from the effects of wars fought on foreign fields.  Yet military geography has focused almost exclusively on battlefields, and history has seldom examined how wars are experienced through the interactions of individuals-soldiers, their families, Red Cross volunteers, "slackers", people of foreign (enemy?) ethnicity-in the context of their communities.
See our "Home Page" for more information.
January 14, 2015 -
Wednesday - Jan. 14, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - TBA
Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.
February 11, 2015 -
Wednesday - Feb. 11, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - TBA