28 January 2008

January genealogy column

Julie Miller’s monthly column is in the 27 January 2008 edition of the Broomfield Enterprise. The topic for January is Digital books great aid in research. Julie writes about some personal experiences using online digital book sites.

26 January 2008

Soldier buried at Colorado Veterans Memorial Cemetery

A soldier, who probably died more than 140 years ago, was finally laid to rest with a full honor guard of veterans on Friday. The unidentified man’s remains were found by a fisherman last summer near Leadville. Buttons and a small piece of cloth were used to determine that he was most likely a soldier during the Civil War period.

The entire story can be found at the Rocky Mountain News “Remains of likely Civil War soldier are buried in Grand Junction”

22 January 2008

New blog by Friends of Riverside Cemetery

A new blog has been launched whose purpose is “supporting awareness and preservation of Denver’s oldest cemetery.” The blog is made available by the new organization Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery (see our post about their recent organizational meeting).

The first posts include the following topics:

21 January 2008

Lloyd Bockstruck to speak at CGS Annual Seminar

Lloyd Bockstruck, M.A., MLS, FNGS will be the featured speaker at the Colorado Genealogical Society’s (CGS) annual seminar on 18-19 April 2008.

Mr. Bockstruck is a Historian, Librarian, Lecturer, and Author. He is a Senior Faculty Member, IGHR, Samford University and supervisor of the genealogy section at the Dallas Public Library.

Friday night’s program will take place during the Society’s regular meeting held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 S. Patton Court, Denver, 7-9 pm. The topic will be “Research Along the Ohio River.” The meeting is free and open to the public.

Saturday’s program will be held at the Denver Public Library Conference Center, 13th and Broadway, Denver from 10 am-4 pm. The cost of the all day seminar is $30, with an optional lunch offered.

The topics to be presented are:

  • Arriving in Missouri
  • Where We Lived
  • What We Did
  • Who Stayed, Who Left, Why?

For registration information visit the CGS Web site.

For more information contact:
E-mail Sandy at sandy@carduff.com or phone Pam Smith (303) 756-0320.

Young writers learn life stories

The stories of thirty young writers will be featured in the “Relatively Speaking” essay book. The book is part of the Children’s Family Story Project and is a collection of stories told to the students by family members.

The article, which appeared in Sunday’s Denver Post Ordinary families make history, too, includes a quote from Colorado Genealogical Society program chair, Pat Roberts.

Thanks to Bobbi King for the tip about this story.