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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.


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

Military records can be important parts of telling stories of your family -- however, locating 20th century US military records for the women and men who served their country can be challenging. On July 12, 1973, a disastrous fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis destroyed about 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files. Sandy will discuss how to find existing "official" records and other sources of military service you might not have thought of -- unit records, pictures, letters, diaries, military museums, fold3.com, ancestry.com, etc. Additionally, Sandy will talk about how the National Archives is trying to replicate some of the destroyed records and substitutes that are available.

Sandy Ronayne's program will focus on WWI and WWII. Sandy was an Air Force "brat." Her father served in WWII -- Vietnam. During the Cold War he was a pilot in the Strategic Air Command. In Vietnam, he was an operations commander. Sandy is the president of the Colorado Genealogical Society, past-president of the CGS/Computer Interest Group, and past vice-president (programs) for the Wales Ireland Scotland England Family History Society. Sandy is also a member of the Society of Civil War Families of the Ohio Genealogical Society and the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Sandy's greatest delight are her 3 grandchildren.

Change! GEM Session by Gretchen Perryman: Successful Research Trip Preparation. A brief presentation by Gretchen, with member discussion. Gretchen has completed research trips in the past and is preparing for another trip to Kansas, this summer. Get ready for a great summer of research!


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.