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LONGMONT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

General Meeting Announcements

April 2014

 

Annual Dues

 

If dues are not paid by the end of April, you won’t receive the May quarterly or future editions.  Dues for 2014 are $15.00 for an individual or $18.00 for a family.  Please bring your payment to Wednesday’s meeting or mail a check to Longmont Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 6081, Longmont, Colorado, 80501- 2077.  New members please also give us the month and day of your birth (not the year) so we can mention you at our monthly meetings, your mailing address, and an email address if you have one.

 

April 15, 22, 29, May 6

 

LGS will present beginners’ genealogy classes in rooms D and E at the Longmont Senior Center from 3:30 to 5:30.  Register at the LSC.  They charge a small fee.

 

“Genealogy Basics - Family History and YOU!”  Our ancestors left clues about their existence. How do we find those clues to know more about the lives and times of those ancestors? During  4 exciting and enlightening classes experienced members of the Longmont Genealogical Society will show you how to find and record basic information and how to search the internet for clues and actual documents, photos and more. You will learn to find your folks in the US Census; an experience that leaves most of us eager for more! There will be examples of books, charts, photo albums, and more that members have created to share their discoveries, “show off” what they’ve learned and pass this valuable legacy on to their family. Bring some information about your family - names and places they lived and be prepared for a wonderful treasure hunt. Sign up for the class right away and begin the journey of your life!

 

For more information see Longmont’s “GO” catalog or contact Margaret Lindblom mklindblom@q.com or 303-678-1522.

 

April 25

 

Colorado Genealogical Society program meeting 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 South Patton Court in Denver.  “Using Court Records to Tell the Story of Our Ancestors’ Lives”.

 

April 26

 

The W.I.S.E. Family History Society [Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England] presents “Scots - Irish Research” by John Mears at 1:30.  Seventh Floor Training Room, Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway.  More information at www.wise-fhs.org

 

April 26

 

Colorado Genealogical Society seminar in Denver Public Library’s lower level conference room.  Check in 9:00 for event 10:00 to 4:00.  A lawyer and genealogist will present:

            That First Trip to the Courthouse

            Property Rights and Wrongs - African-Americans

            The Ethical Genealogist

            No Vitals?  No Problem!  -  Using Circumstantial Evidence

Fee $35.  Get more information and register at http://www.cogensoc.us/cgsseminar.html

 

May 24 - 26

 

Help Memorial weekend visitors to Longmont’s Mountain View Cemetery find the burial location of their loved one. Check your calendar and come to Wednesday’s meeting prepared to sign up for a two hour shift in this annual service project. Helpers are needed from 10 to noon and from noon to 2 on Saturday, May 24; Sunday the 25th and Monday the 26th. One person needs to take down signs on Saturday afternoon and return them on Sunday morning. Also Sunday afternoon and return Monday morning. Contact Margaret Lindblom,  303-678-1522,  if you have questions.

 

Program Requests and Suggestions

 

The society wants to serve our members by providing monthly speaker topics of interest to YOU.  Please tell Carolye Johnson about your ideas.  You can contact her at carolyeg@gmail.com or 303-440-8574.

 

Board Meetings

 

All members of LGS are welcome at meetings of the Society’s Board of Directors, held at the Longmont Senior Center at 1:00 on the first Wednesday of each month.

 

Monthly Refreshments

 

Please sign up to take a turn providing refreshments for a meeting.  If everyone will sign up once a year, each meeting will have a variety of goodies to fuel our socializing.  Contact Jann Hoffman at 970-532-0100 or jann_hoffman@msn.com

 

Quarterly

 

If you have any material for our quarterly newsletter please contact Diana Schneider at dianalschneider@hotmail.com or 303-678-8938.  Submission deadline for the May issue is April 20th.  If you have any suggestions or requests for the newsletter, please let her know and we will see if somebody can provide that material or information.

 

Pins and T-Shirts

 

LGS pins and T-shirts are available.  Talk to Diana Schneider at a monthly meeting or contact her at 303-678-8938 or  dianalschneider@hotmail.com

 

 

Monthly Announcements

 

If you learn of a genealogical or historical event that would interest our members, please email ted.bainbridge@gmail.com so it can be included in the next month’s announcements.

 

Historians’ Notebooks

 

LGS historians’ notebooks are available for all years since we were organized.  They will be available at our July and December meetings.  If you would like to look them at other times, contact Margaret Lindblom at mklindblom@q.com or 303-678-1522.

 

Administrative Materials

 

The Society’s rules and bylaws, and job descriptions for each officer and board member, are available on our website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colgs/

 

Genealogical Society Web Sites

 

Longmont Genealogical Society:

 

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colgs/

Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies:

http://www.cocouncil.org/

Federation of Genealogical Societies:

http://www.fgs.org/

National Genealogical Society:

http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/

 

 

Roots-Tech Classes

 

Sessions of the Roots-Tech seminar in Salt Lake City were recorded and you can watch them on the internet for free.  Go to www.rootstech.org  On the home page below the video area look for “RootsTech Recorded Sessions.  Missed a live session?  Watch recorded sessions here.”  Click “here”.  You will see a list of available sessions; pick the one you want.  “Getting the Most out of Ancestry” is highly recommended by an experienced researcher.

 

Periodicals We Store

 

The National Genealogical Society’s quarterly, the Colorado Genealogical Society’s quarterly, and Family Tree magazine are stored at the Family History Center and can be used there on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

 

Project:  Firestone Post Office

 

We might create a project to copy and index old records of the Firestone Post Office.  If you would like to help or have suggestions, please contact ted.bainbridge@gmail.com

 

Project:  Unmarked Graves

 

We are considering a project to identify people whose local graves are not marked, gather information about them, and then add that information to Find-A-Grave’s web site.  This would acknowledge and memorialize the person as well as making the person’s information available to relatives and friends wherever they live.  We can begin this project by creating a list of unmarked area graves from data LGS already has on hand.  If you would like to help or have suggestions, please contact Margaret Lindblom at or mklindblom@q.com or 303-678-1522.

 

Project:  Church Records

 

We are talking to a local church about scanning and indexing their records of baptisms, marriages, and funerals dating from 1901.  If you would like to help or have suggestions, please contact ted.bainbridge@gmail.com

  

Project:  Mortuary Records

 

A local mortuary gave us a box of old records, which need to be examined to determine their genealogical value and recommend what LGS should do with that information.  If you would like to help or have suggestions, please contact Mary Heddles at mlheddles@gmail.com or 303-776-0874.

 

Project:  Colorado Probate Index

 

The State Archives wants to create a statewide index of Colorado probates from the 1860s to the 1990s.  This is to be completed in two years.  They need volunteers to input data at their home computers or at the Archives building.  Training will be via webinars or in-person.  Contact either of these archivists:

Tracie Seurer tracie.seurer@state.co.us 303-866-2257

Kevin Luy kevin.luy@state.co.us 303-866-2457.

 

 

 

 

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