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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.

17 April 2015

Emigrant Guides

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.

GEM: Sandy Ronayne will share information she learned at the February Roots Tech-FGS conference in Salt Lake City.

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: which he has updated since 2001. The website contains transcriptions and other biographical material.

Pre-meeting Pot Luck! More later.

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.