Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.


 

THREE NEW FOOTHILLS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS!!
 
COLORADO GENEALOGIAL CHRONICLES, VOLUME LXVII
JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO,
MORRISON SCHOOL CENSUS AND TEACHERS REGISTER INDEX
DISTRICT TWENTY-TWO
1899-1906, 1908-1914, 1922, 1925-1929, 1930-1939, 1940-1943
61 pages, 8.5 x 11 --  $15.00

ARVADA CEMETERY
JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO
150 YEARS - 1863 - 2013
PART ONE
ARVADA CEMETERY OFFICE RECORDS
289 pages, 8.5.x 11 -- $35.00

ARVADA CEMETERY
JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO
150 YEARS 1863 - 2013
PART TWO
TOMBSTONE TRANSCRIPTIONS
171 pages, 8.5 x 11 -- $30.00

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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.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
 
"Heere's Dusty"
presented by
Dusty Saunders
 
Dusty Saunders has written a book entitled 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 critic and columnist for more than 40 years.
He was founding member and past president of the Television Critics Association, a national organization made up of critics 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 Professional 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.
Guests are always welcome.
 
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 misspellings, 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 television 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.



General Meeting - November 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
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
 
"Military Graves Registration and Creation of the National Cemetery Association"
presented by
Mike Thomason
Learn about the history and customs involved in the burial of America's military dead
and the evolution from chaos to an organized system of national cemeteries.
 
Mike Thomason is a 22 year U.S. Army enlisted and officer veteran.
He is also the Pueblo Library Special Collection and Western Research Librarian,
owner of a retail business,and has authored many books. 
Mike has a B.A. in History and Government and a M.A. in Library and Information Science.


Members of
 

Rockland Church & Cemetery - Open House and Tours - May 25, 2015 - 1:00 - 2:45 pm
Monday - May. 25, 2015
24225 Rockland Road, Golden, CO
Memorial Day Service - Historic Rockland Church and Cemetery
1:00 p.m. - Open House and Tours
2:00 p.m. - Memorial Service with music on old pump organ, vocal ensemble, brief talk and color guar
2:45 p.m. - Open for flower/flag placement on graves
Refreshments
For further information:
Steve Engle, Historic Rockland Church & Cemetery
303-526-0893 or empiresge@aol.com
Learn About Miep Gies, A Beacon Of Hope During The Holocaust!
Saturday - May. 30, 2015
1:00 p.m. - May 30, 2015 - Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen, CO
Miep Gies (1909-2010) is one of the unsung heroes of the Holocaust.  This petite, humble woman helped hide Anne Frank and her family in the Netherlands during WWII. Miep provided them with food and other basic necessities.  She linked them to the outside world. Her emotional support gave them a beacon of hope. Without the protection Miep and her husband gave, Anne might not have survived to write the diary. After the Nazid arrested the Frank family, Miep discovered Anne's diary and protected it through the rest of the War.  Had it not been for Miep, Anne's story would have been lost to the world.
 
Miep will be portrayed by Judy Winnick. Judy is on the Colorado Humanities/Chautauqua Speakers Bureau and has performed internationally. During her teaching career she received one of Colorado's Distinguished Teacher Awards.
Come learn about Miep and her brave actions at Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday, May 30 at 1:00pm.  This program is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society; there is a fee of $10 per personPlease call the Museum at 720-497-7650 to reserve your spot.
 
Hiwan Homestead Museum is a 25-room log mansion constructed in the Rusitc style of architecture. Hiwan Homestead Museum is a Jefferson County Open Space facility operated in partnership with the Jefferson County Historical Society.
 

 
Wednesday - September 9, 2015
Wednesday - Sep. 09, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - "Heeere's Dusty" - Dusty Saunders has written a book entitled Heeere's Dusty about his life in the TV & 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.
See our Home Page for more information.
Organizing Mtg for the DPL sponsored "Italian Genealogy" group
Wednesday - Oct. 07, 2015
Denver Public Library, 14th & Broadway, Denver, 5th floor.
Brian will be the coordinator.  If you have Italian family this organization will be a great and fun resource for you.  The group will meet the first Wednesday of most months.
Maybe They Teleported - Finding Those Elusive Passenger Lists
Wednesday - Oct. 14, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
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 misspellings, 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.
 
Military Graves Registration & Creation of the National Cemetery Association
Monday - Nov. 09, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Learn about the history and customs involved in the burial of America's military dead and the evolution from chaos to an organized system of national cemeteries.
Mike Thomason is a 22 year U.S. Army enlisted and officer Veteran. He is also the Pueblo Library Special Collection & Western Research Librarian, owner of a retail business, and has authored many books.  Mike has a B.A. in History and Government and a M.A. in Library and Information Science.
December 9, 2015
Wednesday - Dec. 09, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - TBA