Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.


 

ATTENTION FOOTHILLS MEMBERS
 
Your Education Coordinator needs you 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.

 
 

General Meeting - September 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
 
Fogg In The Cockpit
Presented by
Richard and Janet Fogg
 
Richard and Janet Fogg will discuss Fogg In The Cockpit, their book describing the wartime experience of Captain Howard Fogg, a World War II fighter pilot who flew 76 combat missions with the 359th Fighter Group.  The book is based on Howard's diary, and the last year the Air Force Historical foundation nominated Fogg In The Cockpit for best World War II book reviewed by Air Power History.  Janet will discuss the research and creative process that went into the crafting of the book and their efforts to get it published.  Richard will read excerpts and examine the history and development of the P-51 Mustang that Howard flew.
 
After graduating from CU with a degree in English Literature, Richard Fogg served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, including one year in Vietnam.  Subsequent to his Honorable Discharge he and Janet married in 1973.  Dick was VP and Trust Officer with a Boulder bank and then became a small-business owner.  Janet Fogg's focus on writing began when she was CFO and Managing Principal of OZ Architecture, one of Colorado's largest architectural firms.  Fifteen writing awards later she resigned from OZ to follow the yellow brick road, and ten months after that signed a contract for Soliloquy, a HOLTMedallion Award of Merit winner.  Janet's a member of Pike Peak Writers, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and manages the359th Fighter Group's Facebook page.


 
 

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
or...
use our convenient:


 
 

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.


 

Members of
 

FhGS Board Meeting
Tuesday - Aug. 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
 
Members are always welcome.
September 10, 2014 - Fogg In The Cockpit
Wednesday - Sep. 10, 2014
1:00 p.m.  -  Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Richard and Janet will discuss Fogg In The Cockpit, their book describing the wartime experience of Captain Howard Fogg, a World War II fighter pilot.  Janet will discuss the research and creative process that went into the crafting of the book and their efforts to get it published.  See our "Home Page" for futher information
 
The Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.
Colo. Council of Gen. Socities of Colo. /Denver Public Library Seminar
Saturday - Sep. 13, 2014
The Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and the Denver Public Library present
Dr. John P. Colletta
For Today's Generation and Tomorrow's:
The Many Ways to Explore and Preserve Your Family History
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Registration begins at 9:00 am. Program 9:35 am - 4:30 pm
Lower Level Conference Center-Denver Public Library 10 W. 14th Ave., Denver
Lunch on your own at one of the many nearby restaurants. Brown bags OK
For addtional information please contact seminar@cocouncil.org
 
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.
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
Wednesday - Nov. 12, 2014
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Fold 3 will be discussed by Sandy Ronanye.
 
The Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.
December 10, 2014 -
Wednesday - Dec. 10, 2014
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - TBA