Upcoming Events

Longmont Genealogical Society

LGS Programs 2014 - 2015

Information provided by

LGS Vice-President/Program Chair Carolye Johnson


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

December 10, 2014 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 event. One of our  favorites - Jon Chandler will be back with more of his stories and wonderful music. Put this on your calendar cuz' you won't want to miss it. Bring a friend to enjoy the program and great food with you.   

Elections for 2015 officers and board committee members will be held. Be sure to attend and use your privilege as a member to vote!

January 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Julie Potter Miller - Board Certified Genealogist, will present her program on the important steps to verify your genealogy. Genealogical errors and inconsistencies abound today, especially with online data. How do we evaluate the information that we find and the information that we represent it as our conclusion? This lecture will discuss the Genealogical Proof Standardís five step process and how to use it to measure and evaluate genealogical conclusions.Julie has over 35 years of genealogy research experience and is a professional genealogist researcher and class instructor. She lectures across the United States at various genealogy conferences. She is a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists and many other genealogy organizations. Please visit her website JPM Genealogy Research.

February 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Finding Old Maps on the Internet presented by Ted Bainbridge: The possibilities are almost unlimited: Deciding what kinds of maps you want. How to find old and modern maps on the internet for free.  Examples of real research questions, what kinds of maps were hunted, how they were found, and how those maps helped answered questions. Even how to make your own maps!  Click here for a detailed handout with live links to many mapping web sites. 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. We'll have more information soon on his topic for February!

March 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM TBA

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 ďA wealth of Colorado historic news for research, genealogy, or just for fun.Ē  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.

Be sure to attend all these great programs in 2014 -  2015!

Mark these dates on your calendar so you wonít miss any of these excellent programs, and remember to invite your friends.


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