30 December 2005

Westminster Cemetery named as a local historic landmark

The Westminster City Council has named Wesley Chapel Cemetery, which is located at 120th Avenue & Huron Street, a local historic landmark. The designation will protect the cemetery from future developement.

To read the story “Grounds for History” which appeared in the 28 December 2005, the Denver Post, go
to (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3348567)

More information and an index for Westley Chapel Cemetery can be found on the Colorado GenWeb site as part of the Colorado Tombstone Project at (ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/co/adams/cemeteries/wesley.txt)

23 December 2005

Colorado Cemetery Records help African-Americans Uncovered Roots

The Black Genealogy Group of Denver have transcribed interment records from Riverside Cemetery in Denver. The group has completed more than 5,000 previously unresearched burial records of blacks in Colorado.

You can read “Denver cemetery’s files shed light on 5,000 lives” at
(http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3336111)

2006 Programs for Colorado Historical Society Announced

The Colorado Historical Society has announced their lecture series for 2006. The lectures cover a wide range of topics including WWII Ski Troops and Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in Colorado.

To learn more about these lectures go to
(http://northdenvernews.com/content/view/169/2/)

21 December 2005

Colorado professor remembers grandmother’s Christmas traditions

Colorado State University assistant professor, Eric Schuck, writes a heartwarming story about his grandma in this article published in the Denver Post on Wednesday, December 21. The article is not long but is a good example of how a few paragraphs can preserve our memories and family stories.

You can read “Grandma’s krumkake and memories of Christmas past” at
(http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_3327981)

Longmont paper highlights health benefits of genealogy

A recent Longmont Daily Times-Call has a story about the importance of family health histories. The article features tips from local health professionals, as well as Internet sites which could be useful in developing your own health history. See the 15 December 2005 issue, or read “Probing your genealogical past” online.