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
20 February 2015
Care and Preservation of Family Photos
presented by Emily Moazami
Feeling overwhelmed about how to care for and preserve your family photos? Not sure where and how to store them? This presentation will give you simple steps for preserving, storing, and organizing your family photographs.
Emily Moazami is the Photo Archivist and Associate Curator of Photography at History Colorado. Prior to moving to Denver in March 2014, she worked almost eight years as a Photo Archivist at the Smithsonian Institution, including the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Ms. Moazami received an MA in Museum Studies from George Washington University (2006) with a focus on photograph collections management.
GEM: Member Denise Quintana describes her Holmes stereoscope and shares family pictures.
20 March 2015 - Free Pre-Seminar Talk!
Ten Resources I Use Every Day: Miscellaneous Tips for the Online Researcher
presented by Cyndi Ingle
From Internet tools to specialty databases and tools, you’ll learn about some of the things she uses each day in her research online.
All CGS and CIG members and other interested persons are invited to hear Cyndi Ingle, owner and creator of Cyndi's List, to speak at our usual meeting place, Christ the King Lutheran Church.
17 April 2015
presented by Julie Miller, CG
These guides prepared our ancestors for trips across the ocean or across the U.S. Essential information such as travel routes, weather, opportunities and other information was included. Learn how to use emigrant guides for insights into the how’s and why’s of an ancestor’s journey.
Julie Miller is a genealogical writer, lecturer and researcher with over 35 years of experience. Past Vice President and Conference Chair of National Genealogical Society. Past President of the Colorado Genealogical Society and the Colorado Chapter of Professional Genealogists. Award winning genealogy columnist. NARA Rocky Mountain Region volunteer for over 16 years. Award winning NGS volunteer.
15 May 2015
Heirloom and Family History Member Sharing
presented by CGS members
CGS members will give brief 10 minute presentations to the whole group. These members have signed up with Terry Sweetman, our Vice-President/Program Chair:
Tony Hjelmstad – Old Violin
Ellen Hertzman – Granddad’s WWI letter
Karin Conway – Binder with pictures and many generations of family history, some local to Colorado. Biography of 100 year old mother.
Claudia Anderson – Great Grandmother and Grandmother’s needlework and embroideries
If you have an heirloom or a story you are willing to share with the whole group, please contact Terry Sweetman. Yes, this does involve public speaking... but only for 10 minutes!
19 June 2015
Glimpses into 19th Century Lives from Unique Family Documents
presented by Tom Tyler
Ancestral journals, an online museum database, google books library, online historic maps and newspapers provided narrative material that included slave ownership, murder and divorce. The resulting biography of Lewis Monto describes an ancestor’s Nantucket whaling ship voyages in the 1820s and 1830s.
Tom Tyler served in the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka for two years. He graduated from American University in Washington D.C. and from U.C. Berkeley. After retiring from Denver University as an Associate Professor and Director of the Library, he continues researching family history, whaling, and settlements of Pitcairn, Bonin and the Galapagos Islands. His website is: http://mysite.du.edu/~ttyler/ploughboy/#INTRO which he has updated since 2001. The website contains transcriptions and other biographical material.
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.