16 January 2009

Looking for descendants of Hyman and Adolph Shapiro

An article in the Intermountain Jewish News, posted on the DU Web site today, tells the tale of a Fairmount Cemetery mystery. The author of the article asks that any descendant of Hyman and Adolph Shapiro contact the newspaper.
Check it out at The mystery of the dislocated grave.

6 January 2009

Bible left in Denver makes it’s way home

A story in The Sacramento Bee is about the Manning family Bible that was left in Denver years ago and bought by a Wyoming woman at an estate sale. Read how the Bible was returned to the Manning family in California at Long Road home for family Bible.

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”

21 January 2008

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.

3 January 2008

Longmont Blogger solves librarian mystery

The 1 January 2008 post on the blog Observations about Longmont, Colorado tells the story of Genevieve Dorsett, a Longmont City Librarian who disappeared in 1926. The writer does a good job of explaining their methods and how they used several local libraries to discover what became of Genevieve after she left Longmont. You can read the entire story at “Solved: Mystery of Longmont Librarian, Genevieve Dorsett””