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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.

No Programs July and August
19 September 2014

Patents and Genealogy

presented by Ed Storey

Patent documents are useful for genealogical research for several reasons:
• They show the address and nationality of inventor.
• They show relationships, often of co-workers, and information about employer.
• Either the patent or the application will have the signature of the inventor.
• Accuracy is important because errors can invalidate the patent.
• They are free to search, access, and print. Learn how to access patents.  

An explanation of how to combine information from other sources, such as city directories will be explored.   The focus is on documents that can be accessed free or at minimal cost. 

Ed Storey and his wife Nancy, now live in Falcon, CO.  Previously, they have lived in Rochester NY, El Paso and Beijing.  Ed was an engineer for GM for many years.  He has been tracing ancestors back to England, Germany, India as well as New Jersey and Indiana.  Ed is a writer for the on-line genealogical magazines, Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle, for the past ten years. 

GEM: Merlin's Bag
Sandy Ronayne will talk about how she plans to write a cohesive and interesting article about the Troxels of Ohio and Denver. She will discuss inventions, patents, 19th century bike races, crime and Laura Myers Troxel who owned and managed a Denver hardware store in the 1920s.

17 October 2014

Colonel Henry Clay Merriam and Early Fort Logan

presented by Jack Ballard

Colonel Henry Clay Merriam, a Medal of Honor winner in the Civil War, established and commanded a number of significant forts throughout the West, protected rail lines, and maintained peace between settlers and Indians.  Merriam was the first real commander of Fort Logan and had the longest tenure as commander.  Ballard will discuss the early days of Fort Logan during the Merriam years, 1889 through 1897.

Dr. Ballard, a career Air Force officer and former history instructor at the Air Force Academy, holds a PhD from UCLA, has written seven books, and served as president of the Littleton School Board where he was chosen for the All-Colorado School Board.  He is on the Board of Directors for Friends of Historic Fort Logan.

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.