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
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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.


 

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.


 

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.


 

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 - 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.