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Meeting Locally, Researching Globally

Colorado Genealogical Society

CGS Board Meeting

4 May 2015

10th Mountain Division Room on the 5th floor, 6-8 pm. The CGS Board meeting is open to all members.

Lunch Bunch

7 May 2015

We will meet at 11:30 am at Chili Verde, 2311 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO. Join us for a belated Cinco de Mayo celebration at this top rated Mexican restaurant.

Beginning Genealogy

9 May 2015

Instructor: Lou-Jean Rehn
Denver Public Library, 5th Floor Gates Room, 10 am – 3:30 pm.

Learn how to get started in genealogy or jump start your research.

Please note: NO beginning class next month (June).

Program Meeting

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!


Special Interest Class

16 May 2015

Demystifying Archives: History is Genealogy

Instructor: Abby Hoverstock of the Denver Public Library

Join us for a great presentation:
Planning a research trip this summer? Then join us as Abby using, WHG’s archival collection, how archival collections evolve, what might be discovered in an archival collection, and how to search for and access materials and maybe a few tips on preserving our documents. We will get to look at some original gems from the collection at WHG. Abby with assistance from Jamie will treat us to a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the 6th floor where the archivists work their magic.


17 May 2015

Facilitator: Carol Darrow
Denver Public Library, 4th floor Rockwell Room, 1:30 - 3:30 pm.
Assignment: Bring in your completed project to share. Or whatever you have completed if you are not done!


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.