Calendar

2014 Programs

 

September 9, 1:00 P.M.

“Giving Away Your Family Tree: A Treasure Trove of Family History Gifts,” by Dina Carson, author Iron Gate Publishing

Have you ever wondered how you could turn a family group sheet into some you could wrap and give as a gift? Have you set your sights on a wall hanging or a quilt that honors your family history? How about finding a way to share Grandma’s china without giving away the dishes? We’ll talk about some clever ways you can present your genealogical research in a way that family members will cherish.

 

September 16, 9:30 A.M.

Using Family Tree Maker 2014 Software (Part 1 of 3) by Deena Coutant, Professional Genealogist, DigiDeena Consulting

Have you started researching your roots and need a system to organize all your wonderful finds?  In this 3-part series, learn how Family Tree Maker software integrates with Ancestry.com to make the search, storage and sharing processes more seamless. Participants will learn effective search strategies on Ancestry.com, as well as how to enter or merge information into Family Tree Maker, and ultimately how to create charts and reports that can be shared with family or used as research tools.  Session 1 covers the People and Places workspaces.   RSVP here.

 

September 16, 1:00 P.M.

“She’s Not Dead, He Took Another Bride,” by James Jeffrey, Denver Public Library, Western History & Genealogy

The census gives us a decennial peek into our ancestors’ households. However, to discover the nuances of their lives, we must delve deeper into traditional and lesser-used resources. Discover the techniques used to gain an intimate view of your ancestors’ family life.

 

October 14, 1:00 P.M.

“WorldCat.org” by John Mears

This program will focus on the family history uses of the World Catalog.  The World Catalog is a database of 100 million entries–the holdings of libraries in the United States and in many foreign countries.  You will learn how to access books and other media about your ancestors’ churches, communities and, perhaps, families.

 

October 21, 9:30 A.M.

Using Family Tree Maker 2014 Software (Part 2 of 3) by Deena Coutant, Professional Genealogist, DigiDeena Consulting

In this 3-part series, learn how Family Tree Maker software integrates with Ancestry.com to make the search, storage and sharing processes more seamless.  Session 2 covers the Media, Sources, and Publish workspaces.  RSVP here.

 

October 21, 1:00 P.M.

“Organized Chaos,” by Nancy & Gary Ratay

Finding your family history is often like organizing chaos. In this presentation we will cover naming and organizing scans, photos and .pdf documents so that finding them will not involve another family search.

 

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 Ancestry.com to make the search, storage and sharing processes more seamless.  Session 3 covers the Web Search workspace, Ancestry.com 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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