April Birthdays 2015
Visit our FaceBook page created by Diana Ornstead at: www.facebook.com/longmont.genealogy
Find information and events on our LGS web site at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colgs/
$$$$ 2015 Dues are Due - $15.00 individual member, $18.00 family membership. See Judy at the registration table on Wednesday to pay. Membership is a bargain for 12 great programs, yummy refreshments and good company. Don’t miss out!! We want to see you there each month.
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! Exciting, Can’t Wait! LGS’ Night Meetings
For all our friends and fellow genealogists that can’t attend meetings in the daytime – starting this month 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.
15 April – Mick Mickelson, Diana Ornstead & Tom Floodeen present: “What works best for YOU? Comparing 3 of the major genealogy programs: Family Tree Maker, Roots Magic & Legacy. Following the presentations there will be time to try out the programs so bring your laptop or use one of the FHC computers!
Save the Date & Save Your Stuff – LGS Annual Garage Sale!! August 7th & 8th! We need donations and volunteers to help with our annual fundraiser. Please plan to help! We also need Christmas decorations or mementos you no longer need. See Diana Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org) for info on the garage sale.
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 email@example.com) or Vicky at (firstname.lastname@example.org to donate your Christmas treasure! OR bring it to the daytime meetings – there will be a decorated box available to put it in!!
National Genealogical Society conference in Saint Charles, Missouri – register at http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/
« FamilySearch has launched a new app gallery. “FamilySearch.org launched its online App Gallery to help patrons more easily find the right application from FamilySearch’s many partner applications, or services, to enhance their family history efforts. With just a few clicks, patrons can now begin to search partner apps to find those that meet their specific need, platform, operating system, and price. For example, if a patron is looking for a highly-rated app that will help them analyze the data in their family tree, the app gallery will allow them to filter and find several relevant partner apps to choose from.” Link to FamilySearch Apps is https://familysearch.org/apps/?cid=hp-2576
From Tom Floodeen’s presentation on March 18th. Check out this exciting tool. Remember it works with your FamilyTree from familysearch.org. https://puzzilla.org/
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: http://www.cocouncil.org/documents/PioneerList.pdf.
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: http://www.cocouncil.org/familyrecognition.html
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 http://cocouncil.org/familyrecognition.html.
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
« FamilySearch has launched a new app gallery. “FamilySearch.org launched its online App Gallery to help patrons more easily find the right application from FamilySearch’s many partner applications, or services, to enhance their family history efforts. With just a few clicks, patrons can now begin to search partner apps to find those that meet their specific need, platform, operating system, and price. For example, if a patron is looking for a highly-rated app that will help them analyze the data in their family tree, the app gallery will allow them to filter and find several relevant partner apps to choose from.” Link to FamilySearch Apps
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