Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.




General Meeting – April 12, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
 
PROGRAM
"OVERCOMING BRICK WALLS BY MAPPING CENSUS DATA"
Presented by
Ted Bainbrige, Ph D.
 
Studying census records along with contemporary maps can reveal information not contained in either source alone, and not accessible by any other means.  Demonstration of three long-standing research puzzles: what maps and census records were used, methods of analysis, and discoveries made.
Identifying the parents of a man born in 1803
Identifying the parents of a woman born in 1783
Distinguishing among people with the same name,
living in the same area at the same time
 
Ted has been a genealogical researcher, teacher, speaker, and writer since 1969.  He has served as president of the Longmont Genealogical Society and as a staff member in two LDS Family History Centers.  His genealogical and historical articles are published frequently by many international, national, state, and local organizations.  Ted is listed in the Speakers Bureau of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and frequently speaks to organizations on the Front Range.
 



CLASS
"GOOGLE EARTH PRO FOR GENEALOGISTS"
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Belmar Library, 555 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO
 
 

This class will be about how Google Earth Pro can be used by genealogists. We will be looking at the tools available through this software to Placemark the location of our ancestors’ homes, and attach photos and other information to those Placemarks.  We’ll learn about the Historic Maps and Imagery that are available.  We’ll learn how to use the Search Panel, Places Panel and Layers Panel.  We’ll learn about Street View and 3D Data. And, we’ll learn how to share our information with others.  There will be opportunity for attendees to ask questions as we go. The instructor will be

Pam Heath, Foothills Education Coordinator.

 

Suggested Donation:  $5.00, collected on the day of the Class



 


General Meeting – May 10, 2017
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible.
Guests are always welcome.
ANNUAL FOOTHILLS POTLUCK LUNCHEON
Please join us for our annual Foothills Genealogical Society Potluck Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., before the General Meeting, on May 10, 2017 in the lower level of the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO.
Members whose last names begin with the letters:
A thru H - bring a dessert
I thru Q - bring a salad or vegetable
R thru Z - bring a main dish
All dishes should serve 8 people. Please be sure to label any dishes that contain nuts or fish.
The refreshments committee will provide plates, flatware, rolls, butter, coffee and punch for the luncheon.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hendon at hsportsnuts@gmail.com or phone 303-986-4611
 
PROGRAM
"BUFFALO BILL: A LIFE IN THE WEST"
Presented by Steve Friesen
 
Accompanied by numerous historic images of Buffalo Bill and his Wild West, this talk provides a survey of his life and impact on American history.  Since 2017 is also the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill's death and funeral in Denver, as well as his burial on Lookout Mountain, the ongoing controversies surrounding his bural will also be discussed.
 
Steve Friesen has been director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave since 1995. During this time he has given numerous lectures about Buffalo Bill and the West. His book Buffalo Bill: Scout, Showman, Visionary was published in summer of 2010 by Fulcrum Press.  Midwest Book Review characterized the book as "a captivating, reader-friendly biography of William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody.
 
Like Buffalo Bill, Friesen was raised in Kansas. He attended Bethel College in Newton, Kansas, once characterized by Buffalo Bill as the wildest and wickedest town in the West. Friesen received his MA in American Folk Culture in 1976 and has worked at a variety of museums, including Denver's Molly Brown house, throughout his 35 year career.  His abiding historical interest is in the American frontier, beginning with colonization of the eastern seaboard and continuing through Buffalo Bill's period. His first book A Modest Mennoite Home, dealt with the German settlement of Pennsylvania in the early 18th century.  His third book, I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Europe, will be published by University of Oklahoma Press in May, 2017.


 


Members of
 


Women in the Civil War - Soldiers, Spies, Saints and Sinners
Tuesday - Mar. 28, 2017
Aurora Genealogical Society Presented by Sandy Ronaye
Discover Your Swedish Roots
Saturday - Apr. 01, 2017
Genealogy Workshops Using Arkivdigital Topics: How Do I Start? Swedish Church Records Estate Inventories, Military Records Name Searchable Registers Historic Maps, Ship Records Finding Living Relatives  
Using Ancestral Quest
Thursday - Apr. 06, 2017
Presented by Geri Barrus A software program used to hold your personal family tree information. This program has connectivity features to Family Seach - plus, Ancestral Quest 15 will find 'hints' from other online programs such as Find My Past, and My Heritage.
The Great Migration Study Project - CGS/Computer Interest Group
Friday - Apr. 07, 2017
FREE Colorado Genealogical Society & CGS/Computer Interest Group Afternoon of Free Programs April 7, 2017 Central Denver Public Library, Lower Level Conference Center David Lambert will speak on The Great Migration Study Project, James Jeffery will discuss DPL's Collection of the Great Migration Study Project, Virginia Anderson will discuss The Revolution in Connecticut, and a lineage society member will discuss the importance of lineage societies.
David Allen Lambert-CGS/Computer Interest Group Spring Seminar
Saturday - Apr. 08, 2017
David Allen Lambert from the NEHGS will be speaking on Town and Vital Records, Probate Records, Land Records, and Court Records.
Using Ancestral Quest
Sunday - Apr. 09, 2017
Presented by Geri Barrus A software program used to hold your personal family tree information. This program has connectivity features to Family Seach - plus, Ancestral Quest 15 will find 'hints' from other online programs such as Find My Past, and My Heritage.
Overcoming Brick Walls by Mapping Census Data
Wednesday - Apr. 12, 2017
Presented by Ted Bainbridge
Google Earth Pro for Genealogists
Friday - Apr. 28, 2017
This class will be about how Google Earth Pro can be used by genealogists. We will be looking at the tools available through this software to Placemark the location of our ancestors’ homes, and attach photos and other information to those Placemarks.  We’ll learn about the Historic Maps and Imagery that are available.  We’ll learn how to use the Search Panel, Places Panel and Layers Panel.  We’ll learn about Street View and 3D Data. And, we’ll learn how to share our information with others.  There will be opportunity for attendees to ask questions as we go. The instructor will be Pam Heath, Foothills Education Coordinator. info@foothillsgenealogy.org Suggested Donation:  $5.00, collected on the day of the Class