2015 Programs

January 13, 2015 1:00pm
My Irish Genealogy Inspired by Music” by Star Edwards, Harp Instructor, Musician and Author
This presentation will be an exploration of the music of Star’s ancestors. She will play music from her family’s roots in County Cork, Ireland, interspersed with family history. In addition Star features music from the 40s to honor her father’s uncle’s band, Sandy Edwards and the Texas Pals.

January 20, 2015 1:00pm
Beyond the Census: The Non-Population Schedules” by Deena Coutant, Professional Genealogist, DigiDeena Consulting
The U.S. Federal census has been taken every ten years beginning in 1790, but have you wondered if there’s more to the census than the population statistics that were captured each decade? Learn to go beyond the population schedules and use the 6 “non-population” schedules taken during 1850-1885, including the agricultural, defective/dependent/delinquent, manufacturing/industrial, mortality, slave, and social statistics schedules. Discover where to locate these schedules, the clues they contain, and strategies for use.

February 10, 2015 1:00pm
Finding Old Maps on the Internet” by Ted Bainbridge, PhD
Dr. Bainbridge suggests that a genealogist start with the decision of what kinds of maps he/she wants. His handouts include detailed instructions on how to find old and modern maps on the Internet for free. He includes lots of real research puzzles solved by using maps.

February 17, 2015 1:00pm
Double header!
Special Projects at the Littleton History Museum” by Bob Jenkins, CGHS Projects Committee Chairman
Riverside Cemetery” by Steve Johnson, Columbine Newsletter Editor and Photographer
Bob Jenkins and other CGHS members have been actively indexing obituaries from the Littleton Independent newspaper for the years 1880 to 2000. Bob will share the results of this multi-year project. CGHS’ own Steve Johnson will share the stories and photographs from Riverside Cemetery in Denver.

March 10, 2015 1:00pm
Genealogy DNA Testing – What’s this all about??” by Ric Morgan, Attorney, Genealogist, Goat Farmer
DNA testing is quickly becoming an important part of genealogy research, and new genealogy DNA tests have become very useful for determining ancestry. Each of us inherits a unique genetic code from our parents. This creates a molecular link between generations which reaches far back in time, and can be of great help in reconstructing our family histories. This session will focus on the basics of genealogy DNA testing, and will discuss the following questions: What is genealogy DNA testing, and how does it work? Can I really find my ancestors using genealogy DNA testing? How can genealogy DNA testing prove or disprove my family tree research?

March 17, 2015 9:30am Early Bird Workshop
Organizing and Digitizing Physical and Digital Photos” by Deena Coutant, Professional Genealogist, DigiDeena Consulting
Many people are overwhelmed by the amount of family documentation they have collected over the years as they have researched their genealogy. The problem is compounded because most people have a mix of both physical and digital documents and photos, and the collection keeps growing every day! The issue manifests most often when the “stuff” outgrows the containers where it is stored, and we have trouble quickly finding items when they are needed. Learn to improve your organization skills by applying the best practices for organizing digital and physical items. The presentation also includes ideas for digitizing, storing and backing up important information.

March 17, 2015 1:00pm
They Weren’t all Prostitutes and Gamblers” by Dr. Sandra F. Mather PH.D, Professor Emerita, Author
March is Women’s History Month and we are privileged to learn about the lives of early Colorado women from a noted historian and author. Dr. Mather brings these female pioneers to life from her research in newspaper accounts, census records, photos and diaries. One diary in particular stood out to her – the diary of Anna Sadler Hamilton from the years 1885 and 1887.



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