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Colorado Genealogical Society


Beginning Genealogy

NO beginning class this month

Lunch Bunch

17 June 2015

We will meet at 11:30 am at the Bull and Bush, 4700 Cherry Creek Dr. S., Denver
Lunch Bunch offers a fun way to enjoy great food and conversation with fellow researchers. If you would like to go, RSVP to Sandy Ronayne by 15 June.

Program Meeting

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.

Pot Luck 6-7 pm
Please come and join us for a pot luck before our annual business meeting and our program begins. Ham and turkey will be provided, please bring side dishes and desserts and enjoy the great food and comradery!

Special Interest Class

No class this month. See you in September.


On vacation until September. Have a great summer break!


Reminders or Special Announcements

Colorado Marriages, 1858-1939

This immensely popular and useful CGS/DPL statewide index to Colorado marriages, previously available only on CD-ROM sold by the Society, is now available for free on the Denver Public Library website. Check it out at Colorado Marriages, 1858-1939.