Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.
Foothills Genealogical Society had the privilege of hosting the presentation ceremony of the
Birdie Monk Holsclaw Volunteer of the Year Award on February 11, 2015 to
Foothills Life Member
Our Mrs. Donna J. Bishop Porter took her very first genealogically related class in Billings Montana in 1957. By the mid 1960's she was settled in West Palm Beach, Florida where she and the DAR Regent started the city's first genealogical Society. She has been a faithful and active genealogist ever since. She received the very first Genealogical Certification (CG) awarded in Colorado. She has been a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society for dose to 50 years. She was corresponding secretary in 1968-69, President in 1969-70, 2nd Vice President. and program chair 1971-73. She was editor of the Colorado Genealogist from 1970-75. She was a founding member of Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and held the office of President. She was a charter member of Foothills Genealogical Society of which she was president and genealogist. She has been very active in W.I.S.E. She has been a long standing member of Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America in which she held the offices of Vice President and President. For many years she conducted the genealogical Stagecoach Lending Library from her home. She was a member of NSDAR Peace Pipe Chapter in Denver where she was State Lineage Chair and Chapter Registrar. In 1968 she co-authored with Phyllis Boykin Welding Link: An Introduction to Genealogy and was editor of The Virginia Area Key: