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General Meeting Announcements

June 2015



June Birthdays 2015


1. Margaret Kamigaki

7. Vicky Gray

8. Diana Schneider

8. Gladys Marchant

12. Ron Wheelwright

24. Judy Johnson

24. Judy Stover

27. Sharon Tseu




Visit our FaceBook page created by Diana Ornstead  at:

Find information and events on our LGS web site at:


$$$$ 2015 Join LGS - $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 look forward to seeing you there each month.


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.


LGS’ 17th June Wednesday Night Meeting - Speaker Dr. Ted Bainbridge


Jun 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM


Dr.Ted Bainbridge  presents - “Finding Maps on the Internet”. What’s out there, how to find it, and how to use it?"  Research questions can be answered by maps and  examples of using maps to extend pedigrees. Download Ted's handouts and bring to the class Maps Handout and Map Links Ted is a past president of the Longmont Genealogical Society and an accomplished speaker and writer. His columns on Genealogy Topics appear regularly in the 50 Plus Marketplace News for Boulder County. He also writes an article for the LGS Quarterly which is always interesting and helpful in researching our ancestry.  Bring your laptop to try some of Ted’s tips following his presentation. 7 FHC computers are available for our use also. Handouts available for download and bring to the meeting.



For all our friends and fellow genealogists that can’t attend meetings in the daytime – join us each month 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.



 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 ( 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 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!!



The Larimer County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, 18 June,


In the Community Room of the Old Town Library,

Old Town Library, 201 Peterson Street, Ft Collins.

Business Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

Presentation will follow about 7:00 pm.



(We will only have a few at the meeting for guests.)

Presentation:  ‘Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research

Presented by: Julie Miller

Certified Genealogist Julie Miller will tell us about emigrant guides providing essential information and practical advice to our ancestors about travel routes, weather, opportunities, and much more. Julie will explain how to use emigrant guides for insight into the how’s and why’s of an ancestor’s preparation and journey across an ocean or the country.

Julie is a Certified Genealogist with over 35 years of genealogy research experience, past genealogy column writer, past vice president of National Genealogy Society, past president of Colorado Genealogical Society in Denver and Colorado Chapter of Assn of Professional Genealogist besides serving on the Board of the Assn of Professional Genealogists and International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and past volunteer at the National Archives facility in Denver.


Guests that are interested in genealogy or family history are welcome!

For latest society news and future events please visit our website at

Or on FaceBook at

Note: This meeting will not be recorder per speakers request



The FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City is offering ten free, online lectures during June.

Thursday, 11 June, 6 pm Beginning American Indian Research

Saturday, 13 June, 1 pm Hispanic Online Resources (in English)

Wednesday, 17 June, 11 am Preserving Our Slovak Roots in the 21st Century

Saturday, 20 June, 1 pm La Información Matrimonial
Saturday, 20 June, 2 pm Los Registros de Aspirantes al Sacerdocio y Limpiezas de Sangre
Saturday, 20 June, 3 pm Las Capellanías y Cofradías

Tuesday, 23 June, 7 pm Case History: How to find ancestors in Digitalarkivet of Norway

Thursday, 25 June, 6 pm African-American Research: Using Plantation Records

Thursday, 25 June, 7 pm Hamburg Passenger Lists 

For more information, click one of the class links, or see "The Family History Library Announces Free Classes—June, 2015" on the FamilySearch blog.



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

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