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August 2015



August Birthdays 2015


2. Ann Roadarmel

12. Ken Stannard

14. Elaine Younger

15. Florence Hill

20. Faye Montgomery

26. Cheryl Fazzini

30. Jan McQuade




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Come Join Us!!

Longmont Genealogical Society Monthly Afternoon Meeting

Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 1:00

in the  First  Lutheran  Church

(southwest corner  of  3rd  and  Terry  in  Longmont)







John Mears: “Emigration from Northern European Ports”, ports of northern Europe, Hamburg Passenger lists, and port cities. John has 45 years of Family History Research - 16 years as a Professional Genealogist - Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration - Taught at Arapahoe Community College (four years teaching Beginning Genealogy, Irish and German Research, Preserving Family History Records and Photographs) - Taught at Denver Public Library for Colorado Genealogical Society -- courses included Beginning Genealogy, Irish and German Research. John’s *handout* is attached to this message for you. Be sure to print it out and bring it with you to the meeting!



"Dewey it Yourself Fair" - Mary Heddles will be answering questions and giving genealogy information at the Longmont Public Library on Saturday, August 15th from 10 - Noon. Stop by with  your questions and get Mary's excellent help. Tell your friends that would like some help too.There will be information on numerous subjects in addition to genealogy. No registration is necessary. Just come and enjoy!


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LGS’ 19th August Wednesday Night Meeting - from 7:00-8:30 PM this Month! Speaker Mick Mickelson

For all our friends and fellow genealogists that can’t attend meetings in the daytime –we will meet at the Family History Center from 7:00-8:30 PM. Meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1721 Red Cloud Road at the LDS Church. Park in the east parking lot & come up the stairs on the east side of the building. We will be meeting in the room on the left. Bring your laptop to try some of Tom’s tips following his presentation. 7 FHC computers available for us to use also. Tell your day workin’ friends to come join us! August’s program: “The Cyberspace Hunt.”


Mick Mickelson presents - "The Cyberspace Hunt – FREE, or for PAY, All to profit your research."


 Bring your laptop to try some of Mick’s tips following his presentation. 7 FHC computers are available for our use also. Handouts available at the meeting.  Don’t miss this – you’re sure to learn about a new site or a slick trick to use in your family research.



Would you like to receive your Heritage by email each quarter? Join the emailing list at the membership table and we will email the next issue to you. We will need your current email address!



BTW – have you signed up to bring refreshments yet this year! Please help out – when we all contribute we can enjoy a delicious treat while talking about the month’s program and catching up with friends. See Jann or Vicky or write your name on the signup sheet when it comes around.



New at the Online Learning Center

Sign up for a FREE Webinar
Digital Collections at NEHGS and AJHS--NEA
Wednesday, September 30, 3 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. CDT; 1 p.m. MDT; 12 p.m. PDT)
Presented by: Sally Benny and Stephanie Call
NEHGS and the American Jewish Historical Society--New England Archives have partnered to digitize and make accessible unique manuscript items, including unpublished family papers, diaries, account books, ledgers, and letters. Learn how to access these important digital collections from home. Register today!

Additional Resources
Visit the Online Learning Center for subject guides on a variety of genealogical topics, informative videos, webinars, online courses, and more. If you have questions or feedback, contact Ginevra Morse, Director of Education and Online Programs.


Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado would like to invite you to attend our 2015 Swedish Research Fair on October 3, 2015 at Community College of Aurora.  The Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado has the privilege of hosting the 2015 SwedGen Tour as it makes its way across the US.  Four Swedish research presentations by four renowned Swedish genealogists will be given.  There will be a presentation from Lantmäteriet, the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority that allows you to see Swedish locations (like your ancestral farms, etc.) at various stages in history.  In addition, the North American representative for ArkivDigital, the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other Historical Records online, will demonstrate the use of this valuable resource.

 There will be limited opportunities for individual research assistance through One-on-One Sessions (See the Registration Form for a link to sign up).  Please visit our website for a list of the presentations and registration forms.

 The link to our website is:




Interested in the history of your ancestors’ family homes? Read the article below and share what you know about your family’s homes with your descendants.

The Weekly Genealogist Survey

Last week's survey asked if there are any early houses, commercial buildings, or churches/synagogues associated with your ancestors or their families still standing. 3,445 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:

  • 65%, Yes, an ancestral house that was built between 1750 and 1850 is still standing.
  • 47%, Yes, an ancestral house that was built between 1650 and 1750 is still standing.
  • 23%, Yes, an ancestral house that was built prior to 1650 is still standing.
  • 18%, Yes, a commercial building associated with an ancestor or family member that was built between 1750 and 1850 is still standing.
  • 6%, Yes, a commercial building associated with an ancestor or family member that was built between 1650 and 1750 is still standing.
  • 3%, Yes, a commercial building associated with an ancestor or family member that was built prior to 1650 is still standing.
  • 46%, Yes, a church or synagogue associated with an ancestor or family member that was built between 1750 and 1850 is still standing.
  • 30%, Yes, a church or synagogue associated with an ancestor or family member that was built between 1650 and 1750 is still standing.
  • 17%, Yes, a church or synagogue associated with an ancestor or family member that was built prior to 1650 is still standing.

Today's survey asks about the connections between your immigrant ancestors and their relatives in their countries of origin. Take the survey now!




We’re going to have our fun Christmas prize drawing with ornaments you are no longer using. You won’t want to miss getting a fun trinket to show off in your home during the holidays. See Jann at or Vicky at ( to donate your Christmas treasure! OR bring it to the daytime meetings – there will be a decorated box available to put it in!!



FREE October 2015 - Week-Long Seminar for Beginning and Intermediate Genealogists

The Family History Library and the Research Specialists of the United States and Canada Reference team are offering a free, never before offered, week-long seminar in October of 2015 in Salt Lake City. The focus will be exclusively U.S. research. The classes will be ideal for beginning and intermediate genealogists interested in learning about U.S. records, FamilySearch resources, and Family History Library collections. Many of the classes will also be offered as webinars for those who can’t make it to Salt Lake City. For more information and to register for the course, see the United States Research Seminar wiki page at:

Filed under: Education



Colorado First Families Recognition Program

As genealogists, we're proud of where we came from and the stories of our ancestors' travels, lives, and histories. And we're proud of our ancestors' contributions to the places in which they settled and raised their families.


The Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies, commonly known as the Council, administers the First Families of Colorado program whereby descendants of Colorado pioneer families receive certificates of lineage honoring their Colorado heritage. The certificates are handsome, very suitable for framing (I'm sure most of them are), and memorialize Colorado early families.


The First Families of Colorado Recognition Program has been in place since 1983, and so far, hundreds of descendants have submitted proofs of lineage to Colorado ancestors and received certificates. The people who apply for and receive the certificates often include their children and grandchildren, giving proof of a personal connection to Colorado. You can see the names of these descendants and their pioneer connections at:



There are three categories of recognition

First Family, whereby an ancestor must have been born in, or settled in, the land area of what is now Colorado, before 28 February, 1861.

Territorial Family, whereby an ancestor must have been born in, or settled in, a territory that is now Colorado, between 28 February 1861 and 1 August 1876.

Centennial Family, whereby an ancestor must have been born in, or settled in, Colorado at least 100 years prior to the date of Centennial Family application.


You may learn more about the First Families program at:

Applicants need not be current residents of Colorado. Indeed, many descendants do not reside in Colorado, but proudly remember their Colorado heritage. Applicants may submit documentation tracing their ancestors' activities and existence in Colorado by way of census records, church records, and birth, marriage and death records.

For an application, visit



The Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England (W.I.S.E) Family History Society mission is to promote interest and education in genealogy and family history as they pertain to the British Isles.

W.I.S.E. usually meets at 1:30 p.m., on the fourth Saturday of the month in the seventh floor training room at the Central Denver Public Library located at 10 West Fourteenth Avenue Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204. Upcoming programs include:

For more information visit the W.I.S.E  website


Friends and Guests are always welcome to join us! Invite your friends and introduce them to the “Joy of Genealogy” and some great people too! Refreshments follow the speaker’s presentation.



See you all Wednesday, August 12th for John’s great program –

“Emigration from Northern European Ports”


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