22 March 2008

Baerbel Johnson to speak at CO -PAL -AM Spring Seminar

Colorado Chapter, Palatines to America (CO-PAL-AM) is having their Spring All-Day Seminar on Saturday, 26 April 2008. The event will feature key speaker, Baerbel Johnson. Baerbel was born in Germany and is a professional genealogists. She works at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City as an International Reference Consultant and holds degrees in Family and Local History and Sociology from BYU.

Morning Schedule:

    8:30 – Registration

    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 – “Basic German Genealogical Research” presented by Ann Lisa Pearson.

    10:30-11:40 – “Strategies For Solving German Research problems” presented by Baerbel Johnson.

Buffet Luncheon

Afternoon Schedule:

    1:00-2:20 – “German Research on the Internet” presented by Baerbel Johnson.

    2:40-4:00 – “Avoiding Mistakes in German Research” present by Baerbel Johnson.

The seminar is will held at the Holiday Inn – Lakewood, 7390 W. Hampden (S. E. Corner of Wadsworth and W. Hampden). Cost for the seminar is $35 members, $45 non-members. Pre-registration is necessary.

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

17 March 2008

March genealogy column

Julie Miller’s monthly column is in the 16 March 2008 edition of the Broomfield Enterprise. The topic for March is KC Place to be for genealogy come May. The column highlights the upcoming National Genealogical Conference which will be held 16-17 May in Kansas City.

14 March 2008

And the winner is. . .

On 1 February 2008, we reported that Rocky Mountain PBS was sponsoring a contest to give one African-American resident of Colorado a free DNA test. This contest was in conjunction with the special, African American Lives 2 .

Nakia Black, a Glendale resident, is the winner. She has chosen a mtDNA (mitochondrial) test kit.

The announcement was posted to the Rocky Mountain PBS social networking Web site, Panorama, on Tuesday. The entire article and comments can be found here “Tracing your family’s genealogy.”

Thanks to Kathy Hinckley for the tip on this story.

11 March 2008

National Genealogical Society Conference in Kansas City

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) will be holding their annual conference Show Me the Nation’s Records in Kansas City, Missouri from May 14th to the 17th. The conference will be held downtown at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center and the adjoining exhibit hall. Everything will be under one roof.

The program will have over 166 lectures and workshops during the four day conference. Several Colorado people will be speaking at the conference.

  • Kathleen Hinckley, CG
    Thursday, 15 May, 4 p.m. “Researching Colorful Colorado Ancestors”
  • Roberta “Bobbi” King
    Wednesday, 14 May, 11 a.m. “Grids Across America: History of the Rectangular Survey System”
    Wednesday, 14 May, 4 p.m. “Homestead Records: A Day in the Life of our Ancestors”
    Thursday, 15 May, 11 a.m. “Pleasures and Treasures in Nebraska: Researching Nebraska”
    Saturday, 17 May, 8 a.m. “Homestead Laws and the Slavery Question”
  • Julie Miller, CG
    Thursday, 15 May 8 a.m. “When Grandpa Comes Marching Home Again”
    Thursday, 15 May, 2:30 p.m. “Alien Registration Records”
    Friday, 16 May, 8 a.m. “Building Your Own Reference Library”

If you are interested in doing some research while in Kansas City, there are several places close to the Conference:
• Mid-Continent Public Library
• National Archives-Central Plains Branch
• Kansas City Public Library

For more information and to register for the conference, go to the NGS Web site. To take advantage of the early bird discount, you will need to register by March 31.

For the latest information about the conference and related activities visit the NGS Conference Blog.

2 March 2008

March-April 2008 events

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

18-19 April – Lloyd Bockstruck to speak at CGS Seminar

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