Scheduled Monthly Programs
Programs are offered during the monthly meetings of the Society, held the third Friday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver. Refreshments are served. All meetings are free and open to the public, and visitors are welcome.
Our monthly program meetings give you an opportunity to grow with your chosen hobby or career.
- Enthusiastic Fellow Genealogists
- Beginner's Corner
- Informative Speakers
21 March 2014
Genealogy from a Distance: Utilizing a Virtual Research Environment
Presented by Kirk Woosley Patton, J.D.
Presenter Kirk Woosley Patton has deep ancestral roots in Kentucky. For more than twenty years he researched original records in courthouses and archives in his native state.This presentation explores the strategies he adopted to continue with research of his family history since he moved more than a thousand miles from Kentucky to Colorado in 2011.
GEM Session: "The Painting on the Ceiling" – Tony and Teri Hjelmstad share research about their relative who was a lautenist for King Christian IV's court.
25 April 2014
No Person Shall... Gallop Horses In the Streets –
Using Court Records to Tell the Story of Our Ancestors' Lives
Presented by Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist”
Early court records give color and meaning to the lives and times of our ancestors. County courts often functioned as both judiciary and legislature, and appeals courts published fact-filled opinions. While the records often establish relationships to help build a family tree, they offer so much richness and depth to help tell a family's story.
Judy G. Russell is a nationally known speaker. She is a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer with a law degree. She writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records to understanding DNA testing.
16 May 2014
90th Anniversary of CGS and 75th Anniversary of CG
CGS turns 90 this year and The Colorado Genealogist has been published for 75 years!
Join us for a wonderful party with cake, ice cream, balloons and prizes!
20 June 2014
Twentieth Century Military Records
Presented by Sandy Ronayne, CGS President
GEM Session by Carol Darrow: Fold3.com is dedicated to on-line views of military records from the National Archives. There are original muster rolls from the Revolutionary War, Rev. War pension files that are completely indexed for all names in the documents, Confederate compiled service records, an array of Native American records, and much more. Yet Fold3 appears challenging to new users. This GEM will help you become familiar with the treasures within and how to unlock its secrets.
Where to Go: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver. Here's a Map.
Please join a group of interesting and interested CGS members and friends for fun, food, and conversation.