Foothills Genealogical Society
Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.


 

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.
The Book Nook will be open before and after the General Meeting.


 

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
 

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.
Golden: Gem of the Rockies
Thursday - Apr. 16, 2015

Learn about interesting historical characters like William Loveland and Adolph Coors who had tremendous impacts on the city of Golden.  Find out how the Colorado School of Mines began and how it developed over the years.  Gain a new appreciation for te efforts of visionaries of this communtiy who established businesses, churches and institutions.  6:00 pm to 7:30 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

May 13, 2015
Wednesday - May. 13, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - Heros, Villains, 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 anniversay-The Rocky Mountain News.
September 9, 2015
Wednesday - Sep. 09, 2015
1:00 p.m. - Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
Program - TBA
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.