2015 Programs

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
Historic Buildings and the Research — Colorado Mansions, Castles and Hotels
by Linda Wommack, local historian, author and historical consultant
Linda’s presentation will draw on her recently published book, Historic Colorado Mansions & Castles which details the history of ten historic homes ranging in location from Denver to Durango. The history and significance of these structures will be featured together with stories of their builders and owners.

April 14, 2015 1:00 pm
“Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
by Mary McCarthy, Colorado State Library (Colorado Department of Education.
Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently has over 600,000 pages of digitized historic Colorado newspapers, starting in 1859.  A wealth of Colorado historic news for research, genealogy, or just for fun. Access to the collection is free. Learn the basics of how the site works and how to search historic newspapers.

April 21, 2015 1:00 pm
“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 40’s to honor her father’s uncle’s band, Sandy Edwards and the Texas Pals.

May 12, 2015 1:00pm
A Tale of Two Case Studies
by Gina Ventola, Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society Member
Gina will be presenting two case studies using DNA technology to find answers from the past. Come join us to hear this exciting story!

May 19, 2015 11:00am
Used Book Sale
Come browse through competitively-priced genealogical and historical books and media

May 19, 2015 12:00pm
Potluck Luncheon

May 19, 2015 1:00pm
Gidgets and Gadgets for Genealogy
Members share their favorite little things for genealogical research.

June through August
Summer break – no programs



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