Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.


 

ANNUAL RESEARCH TRIP!!
Foothills Genealogical Society
has made arrangements for a research trip to the
 Family History Library
Salt Lake City, Utah.
Date: April 6 - 11, 2015
Hotel: Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
(next door to the Library)
Air Transportation: Southwest Air Lines
Please click here for further information and reservation requests.
Note: Deposit of $50.00 is due Nov. 24, 2014 to hold your reservation


 

General Meeting - January 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
 
PROGRAM
 
"Growing Up In Arvada"
presented by
Dean Bernard,
Nature Center Specialist at the Majestic View Nature Center.
Dean will tell us stories of growing up in Arvada in the 1950's and 60's.
Many of his stories will take you back to your childhood.
 
Dean Bernard is a native of Arvada.  He was a teacher in the Jefferson County school system for 32 years.  Now that he is retired, he continues teaching as a Naturalist at the Majestic View Nature Center.  He regularly leads nature walks on portions of Jefferson County's 150 miles of trails.  One of these walks is in Olde Town Arvada where he grew up  and has watched it change.


 

General Meeting - February 11, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
PROGRAM
 
"Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
Reading Yesterday's News Online"
presented by
Mary McCarthy
 
For history buffs and Colorado enthusiasts. Join us for a free presentation about the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library and History Colorado.  The Collection contains over 600,000 pages of Colorado newspapers from 1859 on, and over 160 individual newspaper titles. They even have th 10th Mountain Division papers from World War II!  The Collection is still growing, bit-by-bit, and they add new Titles every year.  We'll look at how to use the website and share some funny articles from Colorado's past.
 
Mary MaCarthy will be our presenter and has worked with the Colorado State Library for over a decade.  She currently oversees the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection and is excited to get to use her history degree at work.


 

General Meeting - March 11, 2015
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 Ronayne
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, past president of the CGS/Computer Interest Group, and past vic-president of the Wales, Ireland, Scotland and 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 the 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 - April 8, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
PROGRAM
 
"Her Story:
A Timeline of Women Who Changed America"
presented by
Jill Tietjen
 
Her Story is a vivid documentation of the breath and diversity of American women's achievements throughout U.S. history.  This one-of-a-kind illustrated timeline highlights the awesome, varied, and often unrecognized contributions of American women since the 1500's.  The women featured in Her Story range from writers, artists, actors, and athletes to doctors, scientists, social and political activists, educators, and inventors, and include women of all backgrounds and philosophies.
 
Jill Tietjen is an author, speaker, and electrical engineer.  Her published books include the Setting the Record Straight series, which explores the history of women in accounting, engineering, and professional achievement.  Tietjen is one of the top historians in the country on scientific and technical women.  She is the CEO of Technically Speaking, a national consultin company specializing in improving opportunities for women and girls to have more career options in technology.  Tietjen is also a frequent keynote speaker at engineering, science, and women's conferences.


 
 

General Meeting - May 13, 2015
Wednesday
1:00 p.m.
Applewood Valley Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St.
Golden, CO
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
 
PROGRAM
 
"Heroes, Villians, Dames & Disaster"
Presented by
Michael Madigan
This 192 page collection presents 150 historic front pages and
original reports from Colorado's oldest newspaper,
which closed days before its 150th anniversary -
The Rocky Mountain News.
 
Michael has been a writer almost as long as he has been a reader.  His career as a professional journalist spanned 36 years, most of it at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver.  His first writing job was as sports editor (of a one-member sports staff) of the Fairfield Daily Republic in northern California.  He worked 30 years as a sportswriter and editor at the Rocky. His favorite assignment ever was covering the Olympics - four of them (Lake Placid, Losa Angeles, Sarajevos and Calgary). During this time he also wrote freelance articles for such magazines as Inside Sports, Rocky Mountain Magazine, SKI and US.  When he became sports editor of the Rocky in 1986, he thought he had attained his "dream job."  He advanced in a seried of editorial management positions. Eventually, he became General Manager of the Daily Cameria in Boulder, where he worked four years before returning to Denver's leading daily.  He retired from the Rocky. But as with reading, he doubts one ever really retires from writing.



Members of
 

January 14, 2015 -
Wednesday - Jan. 14, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - Growing Up In Arvada, presented by Dean Bernard, Nature Center Specialist at the Majestic View Nature Center.
Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.
Colorado Outlaws, Con Men and Gunslingers
Thursday - Jan. 15, 2015

Thoughout history, scroundrels have always been abundant.  They could often get away with their lies, cheating, tricks, cons, murders and thefts for much longer than they can today. Learn about fascinating scroundrels who caused havoc as they roamed through Colorado, including in Jefferson County.  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Astor House Museum, 822 12th St., Golden, CO. Members of Golden History Museum $10; non-members $15. This class will be taught by Ed Weising who is a historian and tour guide with over 30 years of experience as a speaker. His presentation will be illustrated with historical photos.  For more information:  303-278-3557 or http://www.goldenhistory.org

February 11, 2015 - Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection-Reading Yesterdays' News Online
Wednesday - Feb. 11, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - For history buffs and Colorado enthusiasts. Join us for a free presentation about the Colorado  Historic Newspapers Collection, a service of the Colorado State Library and History Colorado. The Collection contains over 600,000 pages of Colorado newspapers from 1859 on, and over 160 individual newspaper titles.  They even have the 10th Mountain Division papers from World War II!  The Collection is still growing, bit-by-bit, and they add new Titles every year.  We'll look at how to use the website and share some funny articles from Colorado's past.
 
Our presenter is Mary McCarthy, who has worked with the Colorado State Library for over a decade.  She currently oversees the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection and is excited to get to user her history degree at work.
The Ku Klux Klan in Colorado
Saturday - Feb. 21, 2015

In the early 1920's it is estimated that 10% of Colorado's population were either members of the Ku Klux Klan or sympathetic to their ideals.  Explore the roots, development and demise of the Klan in Colorado and learn about the rallies held on top of Table Mountain overlooking Golden.  Follow the history of civil rights and understand how Colorado moved from harboring intolerance to embracing equality.  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Astor House Museum, 822 12th St., Golden, CO.  Golden History Museum members $10.00; non-members $15.00.  This class will be taught by Ed Weising who is a historian and tour guide with over 30 years of experience as a speaker.  His presentation wil be illustrated with historical photos.  For more information: 303-278-3557 or http://www.goldenhistory.org

March 11, 2014 -
Wednesday - Mar. 11, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - Fold3.com - presented by Sandy Ronayne
One of the premier subscription databases for military records. Sandy will talk about what records are available by conflict (e.g., Revolutionary War) and how to search the databases, download records, and create memorials.
CGS & CIG Seminar Featuring Cyndi Ingle founder/owner of CyndisList.com
Saturday - Mar. 21, 2015
Denver Public Library
10 W. 14th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
Cyndi is the founder and owner of the popular website CyndistList.com, a categorized index to more than 333,000 online resources.
 
 
Buffalo Bill, the Great Entertainer
Saturday - Mar. 28, 2015

Learn about one of the greatest showman of all time: Buffalo Bill Cody.  For millions of people all over the world, this larger-than -life figure was able to create an image of what the "Wild West" was really like.  Follow Bill from humble beginnings to wealth and glory, to ultimate poverty and his burial on Lookout Mountain above Golden.  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at Astor House Museum, 822 12th St., Golden, CO.  Golden History Museum members $10.00; non-members $15.00.  This class will be taught by Ed Weising who is a historian and tour guide with over 30 years of experience as a speaker.  His presentation will be illustrated with historical photos.  For more information: 303-278-3557 or http://www.goldenhistory.org

April 8, 2015
Wednesday - Apr. 08, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - "Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America
Her Story is a vivid documentation of the breath and diversity of American women's achievements throughout U.S. history.  This one-of-a-kind illustrated timeline highlights the awesome, varied, and often unrecognized contributions of American women since the 1500's.  The women featured in Her Story range from writers, artists, actors, and athletes to doctors, scientists, social and political activists, educators, and inventors, and include women of all backgrounds and philosophies.