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Meeting Locally, Researching Globally

Colorado Genealogical Society

CGS Board Meeting

6 October 2014

The CGS Board meetings are open to all members. We meet in the 10th Mountain Division Room, 5th floor, Denver Public Library 6pm - 8pm

Beginning Genealogy

11 October 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.

Program Meeting

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.

Special Interest Class

18 October 2014

Tracing Your Ancestors in the Census: The Backbone of Your Research

Instructor: Lou-Jean Rehn

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.


19 October 2014

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

Assignment for October: Write a 1 page narrative of one ancestor. 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.


October 2014 - Lunch Bunch

Looking into an Italian restaurant, TBD. Watch for updates.


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.