8 November 2009

CGS-CIG Joins Facebook

The Computer Interest Group of CGS now has a presence on Facebook. You need to register with Facebook in order to see the site. All members, those who have provided programs to the members and those referred by members are welcome to join. Contact information and how to join is at the site and in the current CIG Newsletter sent to members. Once registered, just search for CIG. Announcements concerning the organization are posted and questions or conversations on related topics are encouraged.

CGS-CIG November Program

The Computer Interest Group of the Colorado Genealogical Society will meet Monday, November 9, 7-9 pm at the Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 S. Patton Ct. The speaker will be Sandy Carter-Duff presenting “Adding Music and Video to Your Digital Slide Shows.” The meeting is free and open to the public.

CGS Special Interest Class – November

The CGS Special Interest Class this month will be “Wills, Probate, Inventory, Guardianship – The Paper Trail Left by the Dearly Departed” presented by Carol Darrow, CG. The class will meet Saturday, November 21 at the Denver Public Library, 5th floor Gates Room. The main class will be 10am – noon with hands-on activity from 1-2:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or go out during the hour between activities. The class is free and open to the public.

CGS November Meeting

The regular meeting of the Colorado Genealogical Society will be on Friday November 20 at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 S. Patton Ct. from 7-9pm. The speaker will be Peter Marck presenting the topic “What A Life! Making a Life History DVD.” Peter will cover the equipment needed, pre-interview planning, and items to include in your story. The meeting is free and open to the public.

2 November 2009

Genealogists and Colorado Legislative Activities

The Colorado legislative season will soon be upon us, and public access to historical records is an ongoing concern in states as well as the national scene. Whether it’s the closure of records themselves, or the restriction of research sites hours and days open, it’s a matter of great concern to genealogists.

Did you know that most members of the Colorado Assembly don’t even know genealogists exist?

This Saturday, November 7, join fellow genealogists to hear Colorado Representative Sara Gagliardi speak on “How to Effectively Communicate with Your Legislator.” Sara looks forward to meeting members of the genealogical community and advising us on how to achieve effective communication with our representatives.

With the Colorado Assembly scheduled to convene in January, we need to prepare to monitor bills introduced that will limit or restrict our access to vital records, or any records of historical significance to our research, and be prepared to offer opinion and advice on these matters. With thousands of genealogists in Colorado, and the several genealogy societies which serve througout the state, we can marshal our voices to offer our expert opinions to try to influence and bring about a balanced view on records of important to us.

Join the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, who invite all Colorado genealogists to this public event, on the 7th floor of the Denver Public Library, at 10:30 am.

Please RSVP to Bobbi King at Rking24600@aol.com, in order to prepare handout materials, and for further information.

See you there!