Longmont Genealogical Society
LGS Programs 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.
For information about for Past Programs and Speakers, please click here
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
Castle Garden --Immigrant Reception Center in New York, 1855-1890 by Presenter: Carol Cooke Darrow, CG. Castle Garden was opened by the city of New York to provide a safe immigrant reception center for the 8 million people who came to the United States between 1855 and 1890 through New York City. Carol will review some immigrant history, the story of Castle Garden, the processing of immigrants that took place there, and the available records for this important location. Carol Cooke Darrow has been a certified genealogist since 2005. She is the past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society and has written a book on researching tax records. Visit her website at www.unravelingyourpast.net.
May 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM
"Images of America: Highlandlake and Mead" presented by Pauli Driver Smith - More details soon.
Be sure to attend all these great programs in 2013-2014!
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