Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.


 

TOUR
 
COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM
17155 West 44th Avenue
Golden, Colorado
 
Thursday, May 1, 2014
(10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Admission & Tour: $8.00
 
Step back in time and join us for a guided tour of this amazing collection of locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses displayed on the 15 acre rail yard.  There is also a renown library on site where researchers can often find information about their family members who worked for the railroads.  Those wishing specific information should contact
Sharon at library@crrm.org prior to their visit.
 
Contact: Margaret Posey


 

General Meeting - May 14, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
Foothills Annual Potluck Luncheon!!
11:30 a.m.
 
The "Potluck" lunch will be held before the General Meeting
in the downstairs meeting room in the Applewood Valley Methodist Church.
Members with the last name beginning with the letters A - M are asked to bring a
main dish.
Members with the last name beginning with the letters N - Z are asked to bring a
salad or a vegetable dish.
Please be sure to label any dishes that contain nuts or fish.
For this year's pot luck, consider bringing a family favorite dish
from your ethnic background.
Tableware, rolls, coffee will be provided by the refreshment committe.
Cake, punch and coffee will be served after the general meeting.
 
 
PROGRAM
 
"THE STORY OF LAKESIDE AMUSEMENT PARK"
presented by
David Forsyth
 
When brewer Adolph Zang and his associates built Lakeside Amusement Park in 1908 it was considered an elite amusement park, catering to Denver's wealthier residents. It was also closely tied to Denver Mayor Robert Speer's City Beautiful program, making it unique among American amusement parks.  But, change in Denver's leadership and in the makeup of the towns around Lakeside forced the park to become a more typical working class amusement park in order to survive.  The Zang family was unsuccessfully in carrying out this transformation, and it fell to a new owner, Benjamin Krasner, to reimagine Lakeside as the working class park that it remains today.  Through a series of unique circumstances and creativre owners, Lakeside Amusement Park has survived for more than a century, and this is the story of how it did it
 
David Forsyth has a Ph.D in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  His articles have appeared in Colorado Heritage and International Bowling Industry, among others, and he is the author of the recently published book Images of America: Black Hawk and Central City.  His book on Lakeside (which started as his doctoral dissertation) is currently under review at University Press of Colorado.  He is the Executive Director and Curator of the Gilpin Historical Society.


 
 

General Meeting - October 8, 2014
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
 

April 26, 2014 - CGS Annual Spring Seminar
Saturday - Apr. 26, 2014
Apr 26, 2014 - Denver Public Library, 14th & Broadway, Denver
Colorado Genealogical Society - Spring Seminar
 
Program: Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist. legalgenealogist.com/blog/
 
Registratioon begins January 2, 2014   www.cogensoc.us
 
 
May 1, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Colorado Railroad Museum
Thursday - May. 01, 2014
May 1, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave.
Golden, Colorado
Admission: $8.00
 
Step back in time and join us for a guided tour of this amazing collection of locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses displayed on the 15 acres of rail yard.  There is also a renown library on site where researchers can often find information about their family members who worked for the railroads.  Those wishing specific information should contact Sharon at library@crrm.org prior to their visit.
Contact: Margaret Posey  posey58@msn.com
 
May 6, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. - Board Meeting
Tuesday - May. 06, 2014
Members are always welcome!
Beginning Genealogy Class
Saturday - May. 10, 2014
May 10, 2014 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Denver Public Library, 14th & Broadway
Gates Conference Room-5th Floor
 
The library doors open at 9:00 am. Advanced registration and reservations are not required.  The class is free and open to the public.  Most classes are presented by Lou-Jean Rehn.  For more information: www.cogensoc.us
 
May 14, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. - "The History of Lakeside Amusement Park"
Wednesday - May. 14, 2014
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
David Forsyth, Executive Director and Curator of the Gilpin Historical Society, will be the speaker on "The History of Lakeside Amusement Park." 
Foothills Annual Pot Luck will be held at 11:30 a.m. before the monthly meeting. Please see our "Home Page" for further information.
 
 
WISE London Trip - 2014
Wednesday - May. 28, 2014
London Family History Tour 2014
Come join us for a family history tour to London, England. Ann Wells (past president of the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History) and Barbara Baker (British research consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City) will be your hosts and research guides for the tour. 
September 10, 2014 -
Wednesday - Sep. 10, 2014
1:00 p.m.  -  Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Monthly Meeting Program - TBA
Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting
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.