Beginning Genealogy Classes
Beginners' classes are held most months on the second Saturday from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. Classes are held in the Gates Conference Room on the 5th Floor of the Denver Public Library. Advance registration and reservations are not required. The classes are free and open to the public. Most classes are presented by Lou-Jean Rehn.
No classes are held in July and August when we take a summer break.
Special Date in September! - Due to the CCGS Seminar 13 September, the beginning class will meet on 20 September, this month only.
Pick the date you can attend. This is a one-time basic course for the beginner, repeated each month. Attendees will be introduced to thinking genealogically through the exploration of the following:
- Stacks of paper: How to organize
- Home Sources: Paper and People
- Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets
- Be a Detective
- Beginning Internet Sources
- Six Major Record Groups
Attendees should dress comfortably. Consider bringing a seat cushion, bottled water, and a sack lunch (there will be a 30 minute lunch break).
Monthly Special Interest Classes
Special Interest classes, held from 10:00 am - 12:00 or 1:00 pm (depending on the topic and the presenter) on the third Saturday of the month (except June, July, August, and December), focus on research skills and methodology necessary for a successful family history project. Special Interest classes meet in the Gates Conference Room on the 5th Floor of the Denver Public Library. All classes are free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required unless noted (not common).
June, July, Augus or September 2014
Summer Break and CCGS Seminar in September
No Special Interest Classes These Months. Have a Great Summer!
For more information about classes, see our Contact Us page for Education Chair Lou-Jean Rehn. Be sure to check back often to view the future class offerings.
WriteNOW! Writing Group
The WriteNOW! informal writing group meets monthly at the downtown Denver Public Library in the Fifth Floor Gates Room from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. This will be the fifth year for the group but newcomers are welcome to join any session. We'll start by helping people get over the fear of writing about their lives and the lives of their ancestors and then start work on a personal project. Dates for this fall:
14 September 2014
19 October 2014
9 November 2014
14 December 2014
Why informal? There will be a facilitator (Carol Darrow, CG) who will help the interaction, but there will not be a formal lecture. Instead, there will be actual writing and sharing of that writing. We'll also talk about setting a goal for your writing output (book, article, short story, multi-volume family history) and organizing information in a interesting way for your reader.
Afraid of sharing? It will not be a requirement for every person, every time. But we hope you'll learn that seeing your story through someone else's eyes can help to improve the flow of the story you want to tell.
You may contact Carol Darrow through our Contact Us page (see Past President).