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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


14 September 2014

First Meeting for the new year

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

Next year will be the 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.


17 September 2014 - Lunch Bunch

Good news -- the new school year has started, and it's a perfect time to have lunch at a former Carnegie Library -- The Melting Pot, 2707 W. Main St., Littleton. Meet to have fun, enjoy a great lunch, and exchange ideas with fellow researchers. RSVP to Sandy Ronayne by Monday, 15 September.

Program Meeting

19 September 2014

Patents and Genealogy

presented by Ed Storey

Patent documents are useful for genealogical research for several reasons:
• They show the address and nationality of inventor.
• They show relationships, often of co-workers, and information about employer.
• Either the patent or the application will have the signature of the inventor.
• Accuracy is important because errors can invalidate the patent.
• They are free to search, access, and print. Learn how to access patents.  

An explanation of how to combine information from other sources, such as city directories will be explored.   The focus is on documents that can be accessed free or at minimal cost. 

Ed Storey and his wife Nancy, now live in Falcon, CO.  Previously, they have lived in Rochester NY, El Paso and Beijing.  Ed was an engineer for GM for many years.  He has been tracing ancestors back to England, Germany, India as well as New Jersey and Indiana.  Ed is a writer for the on-line genealogical magazines, Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle, for the past ten years. 

GEM: Merlin's Bag
Sandy Ronayne will talk about how she plans to write a cohesive and interesting article about the Troxels of Ohio and Denver. She will discuss inventions, patents, 19th century bike races, crime and Laura Myers Troxel who owned and managed a Denver hardware store in the 1920s.

Beginning Genealogy

20 September 2014 (Different date from normal)

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.

No Special Interest Class

September 2014

CCGS Seminar 13 September

Speaker: John Colletta
Download the flyer on his topics here.

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.

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.