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Meeting Locally, Researching Globally

Colorado Genealogical Society

CGS Board Meeting

3 November 2014

10th Mountain Division Room, 5th floor, Denver Public Library, 6 pm – 8 pm. All CGS members are welcome to attend.

Beginning Genealogy

8 November 2014

5th Floor Gates Room, 10 am – 3:30 pm. Learn how to get started in genealogy or jump start your research. Lou-Jean Rehn, instructor.


9 November 2014

Facilitator: Carol Darrow
Denver Public Library, Gates Conference Room, 5th Floor
1:30 - 3:30 pm

Assignment for November: Write about a family story that you have proved or disproved. Or bring pieces from your project. We will share these at the meeting.

This is our fifth year for the group but newcomers are welcome to join any session. We'll start by helping people get over the fear of writing about their lives and the lives of their ancestors and then start work on a personal project.

Special Interest Class

15 November 2014

DNA, John's Library Card to the Past

Instructor: John Simmons

For more information about classes, see our Contact Us page for Education Chair Lou-Jean Rehn. Be sure to check back often to view the future class offerings.

Lunch Bunch

19 November 2014 - 11:30 am

We will meet at Tocabe American Indian Eatery, 3536 W. 44th Ave, Denver. Tocabe specializes in contemporary American Indian cuisine, the menu combines traditional Osage family recipes with elements of modern American Indian fare. See their web site at Tocabe has been featured on the Food Network. This Lunch Bunch will be a great pre-Thanskgiving lunch.

RSVP to Sandy Ronayne by Monday 17 November.

Program Meeting

21 November 2014

Breathing Life into Your Ancestors

presented by Carol Cooke Darrow, CG

Help your ancestors come alive using historical information, county records, maps, and newspapers. This presentation will help you recognize and incorporate available information to take you beyond dates of birth, marriage and death.

Carol Cooke Darrow is a Certified Genealogist and co-author of The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records. She is past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society.

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.