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 - 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
 

Reearch in the Buckeye State - OHIO
Saturday - Nov. 29, 2014

The 5th Saturday of the month class sponsored by the Denver Public Library.  This a FREE and open class sponsored by the Denver Public Library. Julie Miller will present Research in Cincinnati, Pat Roberts presentation will be on Land Records, Lou-Jean Rehn will talk about Vital Records. Beth Benko presentation will be on Canals and James Jeffrey will talk about Ohioana at the DPL.

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.
January 14, 2015 -
Wednesday - Jan. 14, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - TBA
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 -
Wednesday - Feb. 11, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - TBA
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 - TBA
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.