2 March 2009

George Morgan to speak at CIG spring seminar

George G. Morgan will be the featured speakers at the Computer Interest Group (CIG) of the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS) spring seminar on Saturday 23 May 2009.

The program will be held at the Denver Public Library Conference Center, 13th & Broadway, Denver from 10 am to 4 pm. The cost of the all day seminar is $30 for members, $40 for non-members, which includes a one-year CIG membership.

The morning session will be “Genealogical Research on the Internet.” George will discuss Web pages, message boards, and mailing lists.

The afternoon session will be “Advanced Genealogical Research Methodologies for the Internet.” George will discuss how to integrate online resources into your own genealogical research.

George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. in Tampa, Florida. He is the author of 7 genealogy books, and sponsors and co-hosts The Genealogy Guys Podcast.

Lunch is on your own–you are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information and the online registration form, visit the CGS Web site at http://www.cogensoc.us/cgsevents.htm or call Sandy Ronayne at (303) 750-5002.

31 October 2008

Thomas and Patricia Shawker to speak at CGS Annual Seminar

Thomas H. Shawker, M.D. and Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG will be the featured speakers at the Colorado Genealogical Society’s (CGS) annual seminar on 20-21 Febrruary 2009.

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. Dr. Shawker will speak on “Genealogy and Your Health.” 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. The cost of the all day seminar is a $30 materials fee per person, with an optional lunch offered.

The topics to be presented by Dr. Shawker are:

  • DNA Testing: the Very, Very Basics
  • Race Ethnicity, and Ancestry: DNA Testing

The topics to be presented by Patricia Shawker are:

  • One Family’s Foot print in the Federal Records
  • Before Statehood: Territorial Records

For registration information visit the CGS Web site. (Note that CGS has a new Web address).

21 October 2008

CIG to host seminar

On Saturday, 1 November 2008, the Computer Interest Group (CIG) of the Colorado Genealogical Society will host “Enhancing Your Use of Computers and Software for Genealogy and Family History.”
Schedule:

  • Morning
    9:30 – 10:00 – Registration
    10:00 – 10:55 – Genealogy Software Panel
    11:15 – 12:30 – Scanning and Digital Photograph or AniMap and Gensmart

  • 12:30-1:30 – Sloppy Joes, Chips and Drink-$5 donation
    Lunch on your own or brown bag
  • Afternoon
    1:30 – 2:45 – Sessions for each: Reunion, Family Tree Maker, The Master Genealogist, RootsMagic, Legacy
    3:00 – 4:00 – Top Genealogy Websites

The seminar will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 S. Patton Court, Denver, Colorado. The cost will be $5.00 for CIG members, $10.00 for non-members. For more information and a registration form, go to the CGS/CIG Web site.

15 September 2008

September-October 2008 Events

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

22-25 September- NARA Fall Workshops.

4 October- Swedish Family Research Fair at the Community College of Aurora.

25 October- Dr. Roland Paul to speak at CO Pal-Am Fall seminar.

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

28 August 2008

NARA-Rocky Mountain Region to hold Fall Workshops

The National Archives-Rocky Mountian Region will be offering six genealogy workshops on 22, 23, 24 & 25 September 2008.

The topics will be:

Monday, 22 September
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. “Genealogy Research Using Census Records” presented by Kathy Anderson, Archives Technician.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Non-Census Research at NARA’s Rocky Mountain Region” presented by Rick Martinez, Archives Specialist.

Tuesday, 23 September
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Anchors Aweigh!, An Introduction to Immigration and Passenger List Microfilm at the National Archives” presented by Marene Baker, Archivist.

Wednesday, 24 September
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Using Federal Land Records: How to Find Homestead and Other Land Entries” presented by Andrew Senti, Bureau of Land Management.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “How to Find Your Confederate Ancestors: Civil War Records” presented by Bill Nix, National Archives Volunteer.

Thursday, 25 September
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Using Bureau of Indian Affairs Records to Trace Your Native American Ancestry” presented by Eric Bittner.

Classes will be held in Building 48 of the Denver Federal Center, 6th Ave. and Kipling Streets, Lakewood. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 per class. Checks, made payable to the National Archives Trust Fund, should be sent to the National Archives and Records Administration–Rocky Mountain Region, P.O. Box 25307, Denver, CO 80225. Include your address and phone number and indicate the sessions desired. For more information call (303) 407-5740.