Upcoming Events

Longmont Genealogical Society

LGS Programs 2015

Information provided by

LGS Vice-President/Program Chair Diana "Kay" Smith

Meeting Place

First Lutheran Church - 803 3rd Avenue, Longmont

 We meet in the "Friendship Center" room which is on the street level. It is accessed by the west door that faces 3rd Avenue,  It is adjacent to a small parking lot with 2 Handicap spots.  

More parking is available on the West side of the building with a stairway leading to this upper level.


For information about for Past Programs and Speakers, please click here

March 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM

 Patricia Johnson presents - Tear Down That Wall – Winning the Brick Wall Program. Let’s face it! We all have brick walls in our genealogical research. Speaker Pat Johnson will share ways to tear down or at least to go around that brick wall that we all bump into during our research.  Pat will also include a very famous brick wall case and talk about how it was solved. Pat writes about her ancestors as a way to preserve her research and share with others.   She aids researchers at the Family History Center in Fort Collins, Colorado and belongs to the Larimer County Genealogical Society.  She is the Registrar of Friday’s Council Tree Chapter, NSDAR, in Windsor, Colorado.  One of her favorite area of research is in the American Revolutionary War. Another favorite is finding female ancestors that have been lost to history.  Pat presents genealogical programs in Colorado and Wyoming.   She also presents programs at the Fort Collins Civil War Roundtable. Click here for handout

April 8, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Mary McCarthy presents "The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection" Mary McCarthy works with the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection, from the Colorado State Library (Colorado Department of Education).  CHNC currently has over 600,000 pages of digitized historic Colorado newspapers starting in 1859.  She says “A wealth of Colorado historic news for research, genealogy, or just for fun.”  Access to the Collection is free. Newspapers are one of the most versatile and heavily used sources of information for researchers, genealogists, students and the general public. Feature stories, society news, classified and picture advertisements, school and church announcements, news from surrounding towns, editorials and cartoons, all give the reader the sense of "being there." Often the papers contain historical information that is not available in any other source.

  May 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Henry "Hank" Tsugaiki Wyeno - Being An American - Challenges & Opportunities - brief history of Americans of Japanese ancestry during WW II.

  June 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Debra Skoff - "Genealogy resources at Longmont Public Library", including LGS' 45 Genealogy Instructional CD's  donated to the library. Deb is the – Books in a Bag Coordinator.

  July  8, 2015 at NOON

POT LUCK! More details TBA!

  August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM

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.

  September 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Larry Dodge - Tombstones - Accepted practices, good and bad, Photography, Rubbings, a little on preservation and restoration. Larry says "For many years now genealogy has been my passion. Original research is my strength. Proving a connection that no one else has proven is a great experience. I panned for gold and fished for years, I understand the rush involved in seeing "color" in your pan and the thrill when a fish strikes. I would put successfully proving a pedigree right up there with those. I enjoy teaching. I made a lot of mistakes when I was getting started, now I teach anyone I can how to avoid those mistakes and how to do proper research. My goal is to promote good genealogical practices and have a good time doing it."

  October 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Karyl Bainbridge presents - "Preserving old photos and documents." More details to come.


  November 11,  2015 at 1:00 PM

Debbie Schwartz - presents "Lithuanian Shetl, Hasidic Cousins." Having done genealogy the old-fashioned way for many years including interviewing relatives, begging for stories, ordering films, begging for more stories, and waiting for the next census to be released, Debbie had collected a ship record and a few US records, but nothing from Europe. Her break came in 2010 when several unexpected finds converged through an online contact resulting in a weekend reunion in Baltimore and a trip to Lithuania with a previously unknown 4th cousin. Debbie Shaw/Swirsky/Sussman/Schwartz has been interested in genealogy since age 10 when around relatives whispering in Yiddish when they didn’t want the kids to hear something.  She has been a member of JGSCO since moving to Colorado in 2011.

  December  9, 2015 at NOON

Pot Luck - "Take Note" will be singing an exciting mix of Christmas classics, sacred songs and fun arrangements of familiar and new Holiday tunes. Take Note is a lively group that loves to sing together and you will feel this love and energy as they perform. 

Take Note is an ensemble of musically talented women based in Longmont Colorado. The group was started in 1982 with nine ladies that got together to sing at a church activity. They enjoyed singing together so much that they continued to meet once a week and called themselves, The Triple Trio. Over the years some members have moved on and new members have joined. Due to the fact that there were rarely just nine members in the group they changed their name to Take Note. They are a fun and entertaining group that is brought together by the love of music and performance. They sing a wide variety of music including Jazz, Holiday Favorites, Religious Hymns and Broadway Classics. They perform in Longmont and the surrounding areas. Read more about them at. www.takenotesingers.com

Be sure to attend all these great programs in 2015!

Mark these dates on your calendar so you won’t miss any of these excellent programs, and remember to invite your friends.


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