2014 Programs


November 8, 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Introduction to Genealogy and Bemis Library Tour by Deena Coutant, Professional Genealogist, DigiDeena Consulting

Are you curious about tracing your roots and learning more about the ancestors in your family tree? The popularity of genealogy as a hobby has exploded due to the ease of researching online and because of TV shows that illustrate how fun and addicting it can be.  Learn how to get started and explore the many benefits of this hobby, from connecting with cousins to discovering your family’s origins. The presentation will include 2 hours of instruction that covers general methodology, record types, and resources. Mid-way through the presentation, the group will take a tour of the onsite resources at Bemis, including its microfilm room where films from the Family History Library can be rented and viewed, and the large book collection, many of which have been donated by the Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society.   RSVP here.


November 11, 1:00 P.M.

Annual Business Meeting and Elections

“Your Military Ancestor,” by Marilyn Elrod

Trace your military ancestors in various wars through the Internet and at Federal, state, and local levels.  Along the way, you will find interesting stories and documents.  Share your military memorabilia to honor your ancestor on Veterans Day.


November 18, 9:30 A.M.

Using Family Tree Maker 2014 Software (Part 3 of 3) by Deena Coutant, Professional Genealogist, DigiDeena Consulting

In this 3-part series, learn how Family Tree Maker software integrates with to make the search, storage and sharing processes more seamless.  Session 3 covers the Web Search workspace, TreeSync, and other maintenance tasks such as backups and exports.  RSVP here.


November 18, 1:00 P.M.

“Heirlooms & History:  Glimpses into 19th Century Lives from Unique Family Documents” by Tom Tyler, Denver University Professor

Journals of an ancestor’s two voyages on a Nantucket whaling ship in the 1820s and 1830s led to a family history quest that is still ongoing.  A more complete biography of the Nantucket whaler and his family emerged.  A museum database available online provided useful facts but also raised questions.  The Google Books library, online historic maps and newspapers, as well as other internet resources, yielded narrative material as well as explaining old skeletons (e.g. slave ownership, murder, divorce, etc.).


December 9, Noon

Holiday Luncheon and program “Christmas Memories”



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