13 September 2007

CO – PALAM Fall Seminar

Colorado Chapter, Palatines to America (CO-PALAM) is having their Fall All-Day Seminar on Saturday, 27 October 2007. The event will feature key speaker, Martin A. Diestler. Martin is the past president of Palatines to America, a retired attorney, and is a veteran researcher in Europe and the United States.

Morning Schedule:

    8:30 – Registration and coffee.

    9:00-10:20 – “What I’ve Always Wanted to Know About German Research, but . . .” a discussion moderated by Bill Nix.

    9:00-10:20 – “Beginning German Genealogy” presented by Ann Lisa Pearson.

    10:30-12:00 – “Genealogical Jurisdiction: Avoiding those everlasting area searches” presented by Martin A. Diestler.

Deli Lunch Buffet

Afternoon Schedule:

    1:00-2:30 – “Causes and Courses of Emigration: Restrictions, Obligations and Legal Constraints” presented by Martin A. Diestler.

    2:34-4:45 – “Germanic Military Systems” present by Martin A. Diestler.

Place: Holiday Inn – Lakewood, 7390 W. Hampden (S. E. Corner of Wadsworth and W. Hampden).

Cost for the seminar is $35 members, $45 non-members. The Annual Dinner Meeting will follow the seminar and will feature Herbert Schemmerling as the speaker. Pre-registration is necessary.

For further information contact Sandy Carter-Duff at (303) 777-1391 or sandy@carduff.com.

12 September 2007

New copying prices at NARA-Rocky Mountain Region

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will be raising copying fees effective 1 October 2007. NARA has not increased their fees in seven years and have been considering increases for some time to keep up with costs. The increases will affect copies made at NARA-Rocky Mountain Region.

The following information shows the old rates and the increased rates:

    Microfilm-to-paper copy made by the customer – was $.30, increased to $.50 cents per page.

    Paper-to-paper copy made by the customer – was $.15, increased to $.20 cents per page.

    Certification of Documents – was $6, increased to $15.00.

    Staff made paper-to-paper copies – was $.50, increased to $.75 cents per page.

    Minimum mail order – was $10, increased to $15.00.

Copies ordered from NARA-Washington, DC:

    Passenger Arrival Lists (NATF Form 81) – was $17.50, increased to $25.00.

    Federal Census Requests (NATF Form 82) – was $17.50, increased to $25.00.

    Eastern Cherokee Applications to the Court of Claims (NATF Form 83) – was $17.50, increased to$25.00.

    Land Entry Records (NATF Form 84) – was $17.75, increased to $40.00.

    Full pension file more than 75 years old (Civil War and after), up to and including 100 pages (NATF Form 85) – was $37, increased to$75.00.

    Full pension file (pre-Civil War) (NATF Form 85) – was $37, increased to $50.00.

    Pension documents packet (selected records) (NATF Form 85) – was $14.75, increased to $25.00.

    Bounty land warrant application files (NATF Form 85) – was $17.75, increased to $25.00.

    Military service files more than 75 years old (NATF Form 86) – was $17, increased to $25.00.

11 September 2007

Sherry Irvine will speak October 6

The W.I.S.E. Family History Society is sponsoring a day of British Isles Genealogy lectures on Saturday, 6 October 2007. Author and lecturer, Sherry Irvine, MSc., CG, FSA Scot, will be presenting the lectures. Sherry has coordinated and taught the courses on English and Scottish genealogy at Samford since 1997 and led BIGHR study tours from 1996-2006. She has lectured at the ISBGFH British Institute in Salt Lake City for the past five years.

Registration will take place from 9-9:45 a.m. in the Gates Conference Room-Level Five, Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver.


10:00 – 11:00 – “Researching in Britain and Ireland? What is in your online Tool Box?”
11:30 – 12:30 – “My Bankrupt Scot”

Lunch- on your own

2:00 – 3:00 – “Wills Online-England and Wales and what can be done?”
3:30-4:30 – “Migration in the British Isles”

There will be a $25 materials fee.

For more information contact Nancy Craig, Registrar at (719) 598-4447 or minngirl@earthlink.net.

Pre-register by 1 October to guarantee handouts.

New issue of Manuscript Collection News available

The September edition of Denver Public Library’s Manuscript Collection News is now available at the DPL Web site.

Some highlights from this issue are:

  • New Manuscript Finding Aids
    • Captain Hildreth Frost Papers (WH144)
    • Adelaide French (WH155). Miss French was an active genealogist; in 1994 she was inducted into the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies’ Memorial Hall of Fame (David S. Vogels Award).
  • Hidden Treasures
    • Louisa Ward Arps Papers (WH1234). Papers and photographs from 1880 to 1985.
    • Jane Silverstein Ries (WH1785). Denver’s first woman landscape architect.
    • 10th Mountain Division: America‚Äôs Alpine Warriors Exhibit
  • Recent Donations
    • Western History (7 items)
    • Conservation Collection (2 items)
    • 10th Mountain Division (7 items, all personal papers of veterans)
  • Archivists Notes – information about upcoming “Elements of Preservation” workshop. See separate post on this workshop.
  • Past issues are also available. The July News, which includes a description of the Byers Family Collection (“Hidden Treasures”), is available here; the August News has a condensed description of the procedures the library uses to process donations, and is available here.

    Preservation workshop at DPL in October

    The Archives staff of the Denver Public Library (DPL) will conduct a free “Elements of Preservation” Workshop on 6 October 2007. You can learn how to keep photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts safe, and you will be able to get a look behind the scenes of the Western History Collection.

    For the workshop and tour schedule, as well as other DPL news (fairs, classes, exhibits, meetings), see the “News, Exhibits and Classes” page at the DPL Web site.