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Meeting Locally, Researching Globally

Colorado Genealogical Society
This Month


6 April 2014

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

This will be the fourth 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.

Beginning Genealogy

12 April 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.

Lunch Bunch

16 April 2014

Blue Sky Café, 11:30 am

14403 W. Colfax Ave, Lakewood. Enjoy a spring brunch and conversation with fellow researchers at this locally owned breakfast and lunch restaurant, juice and coffee bar, and oh, yes, a yoga studio by night -- RSVP to Sandy Ronayne by Monday, 14 April.

Special Interest Class

No Special Interest Class this Month.
Happy Easter, Everyone!
See you at the Seminar!

Program Meeting

25 April 2014

No Person Shall... Gallop Horses In the Streets –
Using Court Records to Tell the Story of Our Ancestors' Lives

Presented by Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist”

Early court records give color and meaning to the lives and times of our ancestors. County courts often functioned as both judiciary and legislature, and appeals courts published fact-filled opinions. While the records often establish relationships to help build a family tree, they offer so much richness and depth to help tell a family's story.

Judy G. Russell is a nationally known speaker. She is a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer with a law degree. She writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records to understanding DNA testing.


26 April 2014 – 10am - 4pm (Check-in 9am)

Judy Russell

Judy G. Russell
The Legal Genealogist

See the Seminar page for details!

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.