Longmont Genealogical Society
LGS Programs 2013-2014
Information provided by
LGS Vice-President/Program Chair Carolye Johnson
First Lutheran Church - 803 3rd Avenue, Longmont
We will 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.
Jul 10, 2013 at 12:00 Noon
Summer Pot Luck
Bring a Dish to share & your own eating utensils. Society will furnish the drinks. Don't miss the wonderful food, good company and festive spirit of this fun event. This is also a fun time for "Bring & Brag." Bring any projects you have done that you think will be of interest to the members! Old photos, family books, genealogies - all are welcome. Table will be set up in the back of the room to display the items.
Aug 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Dorothy Coltrin presents - "How I managed to transcribe a Scottish testament (will) of 1580." Dorothy will discuss what it took to transcribe "secretary hand" which was used in the 16th century of Scotland. She will include various individuals and websites that helped her create a modern version of the will and decipher the family structure of Rolland Acoltrane, Mochrum Parish, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Dorothy has an MS in Nutrition and taught at a California community college for 30 years. She started genealogy research about 6 years ago and it has become her passion. She has been secretary for the Boulder Genealogical Society, treasurer of CCGS and is currently the membership chair for Boulder Genealogical Society. She is a member of NEHGS , Boulder Genealogical Society and WISE. The photo above is of Dorothy and her great-grandfather: Zebedee Coltrin(1804-1887).
Sep 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM Julie Miller - "Post Office Records" are full of genealogical riches. This lecture will discuss Post Office records, their contents, and how to access these underutilized records. Julie is a certified genealogists and a full time genealogy researcher, lecturer, and writer. She is a founding member of Broomfield Genealogy Society and wrote the genealogy column for the Broomfield Enterprise for ten years. Julie is Vice President of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), 2010 and 2012 NGS Conference Chair, Broomfield County GenWeb Coordinator and has been a volunteer at the National Archives at Denver for over 15 years. She is a favorite speaker at LGS and we look forward to hearing her speak again. Oct 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Roger Dudley - "Maps that can be used in learning more about family history and how to find them." Roger is a second generation native of Colorado. He has been tracking his family since 1974. His great grandfather was given the honor of naming a community in eastern Colorado when a post office was established there. Despite its isolated location Karval is still an active post office and is the site of the Kravig family reunion every four years. Both sets of his great grandparents homesteaded in eastern Colorado after the Enlarged Homestead Act was signed and spent the rest of their lives in Colorado. He’s a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society; two Norwegian lags (Numedal and Sigdal); the Sons of Norway; the American Association of State and Local History, The Colorado Historical Society, The Lincoln County Historical Society. He is also an archivist & reference librarian at the Denver Public Library in the Western History/Genealogy Department. Roger has presented to the NGS Conference in the States and dozens of genealogical and community groups in Colorado and Wyoming.
Nov 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM Dr. Kayann Short's presentation “Turning Memories into Stories", will share selections from her book, A Bushel’s Worth, to discuss using narrative techniques to write personal and family stories for genealogy. "A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography," will be published in August of 2013. A retired senior instructor from the University of Colorado, she teaches ecobiography workshops and works with writing students at her farm in Colorado. (See more about ecobiography or ecology-based memoir at www.ecobiography.com.) She also blogs about women's writing, memoir, farming, and "rounding the fullness of 50" at pearlmoonplenty.wordpress.com. We enjoyed learning about her digital stories which can be seen at www.vimeo.com/user3226450 in February 2011 and look forward to hearing her speak again.
Dec 11, 2013
at 12:00 Noon
Christmas Pot Luck - Bring a Dish to share & your own eating utensils. Society will furnish the drinks. Don't miss the wonderful food, good company and festive spirit of this fun event. Jon Chandler will entertain us following lunch. Jon has strong family ties to Longmont, is a writer, singer and speaker par excellence. Don't miss the opportunity to hear him sing and tell us his latest stories.
Jan 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Tyler Hancock - National Vice-Chair, Lineage Research presents "Spain's Involvement in the American Revolution" - When most people think of the American Revolution, the New England area is what comes to mind. Automatically, they think of the Boston Tea Party, Lexington and Concord, and Valley Forge. They certainly do not give thought to Spain’s role in helping the colonies secure their independence from Great Britain. In fact, very few people even know that Spain played an integral role. Proving lineage to an American Revolutionary patriot is something familiar to most genealogists. Many, in fact, have helped in proving lineage for the Daughters of the American Revolution. But, to prove lineage and service for Spanish patriots is something with which they are not familiar. What types of patriotic service were rendered, what dates are included, and what documents are required to prove lineage and service back to a Spanish patriot? It’s an exciting and rewarding journey to dig into Spain’s involvement in the American Revolutionary War.
Feb 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Maria Sutton is the award-winning author of The Night Sky: A Journey from Dachau to Denver and Back. Born in the barracks of Germany’s former Wehrmacht command center, which had been converted to house Europe’s Displaced Persons after WWII, she immigrated to America in 1951, along with her Mother, Step-father, and sister. At age 13, she overheard a conversation that led her on a worldwide search for a stranger named Josef Kurek. Her book, The Night Sky: A Journey from Dachau to Denver and Back is the culmination of her 43-year search for her biological father, who disappeared shortly after her birth in war-torn Germany. Without knowing the spelling of his name, nor his date and place of birth, Maria was able to find him – proving that with unwavering determination, anything is possible. Maria graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting and has also attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has been employed by the U. S. government in several capacities throughout her Federal career, receiving many awards for her writing and investigative skills. The above title is available from Johnson Books, an imprint of Big Earth Publishing. Her memoir will be translated into several languages, including German, Polish, and Ukrainian. Maria and her family reside in Golden, Colorado.
Mar 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM
"The African Experiences of Hayes Perkins" - presented by John Martin. In this continuation of a talk given to the Longmont Genealogical Society in November 2011, John will present an illustrated overview of the African travels of Hayes Perkins, his first cousin thrice removed. Google Earth maps drawn from Hayes Perkins five-volume diary will trace Perkins paths through: West Africa to a logging camp on the Niger River (1906-07); North Africa down the Nile to the Heart of Africa Mission (1913-1915); Central Africa to the diamond mining fields of the Congo (1918-1920); Southern Africa by rail North from Durban following the path of journalist Isaac Marcosson (1923); the width of the continent east to west from Mombasa to Matadi (1927-28); and, finally, the Sahara from Algiers to Ft. Lamy (1952). Further information on the worldwide travels of Hayes Perkins can be found at the website http://hayeshereandthere.com/. John Martin retired from teaching mathematics at the University of Colorado in 2011 to take up farming full-time at Stonebridge Farm CSA.
Apr 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM To be announced
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