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 email@example.com or 303-678-1522.
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”.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-440-8574.
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.
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 email@example.com
If you have any material for our quarterly newsletter please contact Diana Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
If you learn of a genealogical or historical event that would interest our members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be included in the next month’s announcements.
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 email@example.com or 303-678-1522.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 303-866-2257
Kevin Luy email@example.com 303-866-2457.
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