18 December 2006

December genealogy column

Julie Miller’s monthly column is in the 15 December 2006 edition of the Broomfield Enterprise. The topic for December is “Firing up next generation of genealogists”. The article discusses how to share genealogy with children. She gives examples of books and other ideas to help get you started.

16 December 2006

More Colorado cemetery information available

Submitted by James Jeffrey (Denver Public Library’s Collection Specialist in Genealogy):

Don and Doris Elliott have continued their labor of love by identifying and documenting those persons buried in a Colorado cemetery with 1100 or fewer interments. What began as an update to 1985’s Colorado Cemetery Directory first published by the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies has resulted in three publications:

  • The Elliotts first updated and expanded the known resting places of Colorado’s dead in Cemeteries of Colorado: a Guide to Locating Colorado Burial Sites and Publications About Their Residents. The bibliography included published monographs, serials and manuscript materials.
  • Colorado Cemetery Index I: Individuals Interred in Small Colorado Burial Sites was published as a companion volume to Cemeteries of Colorado.
  • The latest addition to the series will be Colorado Cemetery Index II. This is currently available in draft form at the Genealogy and Western History Department at Denver Public Library (5th floor). Publication details will be announced in April 2007.

All Colorado researchers will benefit from these publications. As new material is published and older items are revealed we can be sure Don and Doris Elliott will make it available to the Colorado genealogical community. For more information, see the Colorado Research Publications site.

(See earlier story here.)

11 December 2006

Two achievements by Julie Miller

The following article is submitted by Bobbi King.

The most recent edition of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (Volume 94, No. 3, September 2006) contains an impressive article authored by Colorado genealogist Julie Potter Miller, CG. Her article is titled “The Three Wives of Philip Hart of Goffstown, New Hampshire.” Julie’s research began with a town history, a common genealogical resource. The story of her follow-up research provides a guide showing how we can proceed when undocumented sources are our point of beginning.

Julie Miller has also been elected to the National Genealogical Society’s board of directors. She will serve as Director-at-Large beginning in October of 2006 and will serve for 4 years.

Julie is an active member of the Colorado genealogical community: she writes a monthly genealogy column for the Broomfield Enterprise, has served as an officer for several societies, and is the Information Officer for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. She is a member of the Records Access and Preservation Committee, a joint FGS/NGS national committee which monitors legislative actions affecting genealogical records. Julie, a well-organized and industrious genealogist, will be an asset to NGS.

4 December 2006

December 2006-January 2007 Events

Here are some important events coming up in the next two months:

4 January to 23 February – “Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” Traveling Exhibit at the Aurora History Museum.

See the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies events calendar for regular society events in Colorado.