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Colorado Genealogical Society

CGS Board Meeting

6 April 2015

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

Beginning Genealogy

11 April 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.


12 April 2015

Facilitator: Nancy Ratay (Carol will be back!)
Denver Public Library, 4th floor Rockwell Room, 1:30 - 3:30 pm.
Assignment: Have you written an introduction to your family story? Have you told your audience who you are in relation to the people you are writing about, the time and location of your story (or your ancestors' story), maybe why they interest you and/or what you can learn from them. For a short article, the introduction can be 2-3 sentences. For a longer piece, it might be 6-8 sentences.
If you have an introduction, you might also consider writing a conclusion -- a wrap up of what you learned, why it intrigued you, what you might investigate next.
Share your project progress, do revisions, discuss other aspects of project.
Assignment for next month: Complete your project.

Program Meeting

17 April 2015

Emigrant Guides

presented by Julie Miller, CG

These guides prepared our ancestors for trips across the ocean or across the U.S. Essential information such as travel routes, weather, opportunities and other information was included. Learn how to use emigrant guides for insights into the how’s and why’s of an ancestor’s journey.

Julie Miller is a genealogical writer, lecturer and researcher with over 35 years of experience. Past Vice President and Conference Chair of National Genealogical Society. Past President of the Colorado Genealogical Society and the Colorado Chapter of Professional Genealogists. Award winning genealogy columnist. NARA Rocky Mountain Region volunteer for over 16 years. Award winning NGS volunteer.

GEM: Sandy Ronayne will share information she learned at the February Roots Tech-FGS conference in Salt Lake City.

Special Interest Class

18 April 2015

Out of the Computer and Onto the Shelf: Self-Publishing with Lulu

Instructor: Pat Roberts

What do you envision for your family history project? Take a brief journey into the land of self-publishing and turn that “someday” book into published reality. Pat Roberts will share with us an exciting journey into publishing your book. Pat is past president of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies, an alumnus of IGHR, SLIG, Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a frequent lecturer for local genealogical societies.

Lunch Bunch

22 April 2015 - 11:30 am

Cracovia Polish-American Restaurant, 8121 W 94th Ave, Westminster.

RSVP by Monday, 20 April -- Sandy Ronayne


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.