23 October 2005

Searching DPL databases with Google

Denver Public Library (DPL) has a number of databases which offer valuable genealogical information. For a handy way of searching all of them at once, try this Google search technique. Type the following into the Google search box:

   SURNAME site:denverlibrary.org inurl:gene|genealogy

Here’s an explanation of the various parts of the above search:

  • SURNAME
    Here you’ll substitute your own surname, or you can use any other word.
  • site:denverlibrary.org
    This restricts your search to files found on the DPL site.
  • inurl:gene|genealogy
    This restricts your search to files found in the “gene” or “genealogy” folders on DPL’s Web site (which will cover just about all of the genealogical databases).

22 October 2005

Study Day at DPL in Observance of Family History Month

Thursday, 27 October, 2005. 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

To celebrate Family History Month, the National Genealogical Society, the Colorado Genealogical Society and the Denver Public Library have all joined to sponsor a study day at the Denver Public Library. There will be tours and directed study in the Western History and Genealogy Department on the 5th floor of the library.

October genealogy column

Julie Miller’s regular column is out in the Broomfield Enterprise of 15 October 2005. Her latest topic is “New Programs Aid in Family Research,” in which she focuses on the new products released and the important announcements made at the recent conference in Salt Lake City, sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

21 October 2005

Workshops at National Archives

The National Archives-Rocky Mountain Region will be offering six workshops on November 7th, 8th, and 9th. The topics will be:

  • Genealogical Research Using Census Records
  • Non-Census Research at NARA’s Rocky Mountain Region
  • Anchors Aweigh! How to Sail through Immigration and Passenger Lists Microfilm at the National Archives
  • Modern Tools for Historical Records: Using Government Computer Resources to Research Ancestors
  • Using Federal Land Records: How to Find Homestead and Other Land Entries
  • Fighting Your Past: Military Records at the National Archives

The workshops are 2 to 3 1/2 hours, and each costs $10.00. Pre-registration is required. For more information, see Training and Workshops or call (303) 407-5740.