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LGS Programs 2016

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LGS Vice-President/Program Chair Judy Stover


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

July 13, 2016 at 12:00  Noon

Summer Potluck and LGS 30th Anniversary - Our July meeting will be a summer Potluck luncheon and a special 30th Anniversary celebration of the beginning of Longmont Genealogical Society in 1986. 

A few special items related to our July meeting:

First. we have invited as our special guest the 13 living charter members of LGS.  Invitations have been sent to them.  However, we would like to invite all former members to come and join us.  However, we have lost contact with them.  But maybe you haven’t!  So if you know of a former member of LGS.  Please invite them to come and join us for our 30th Anniversary celebration.  Usual applies, they should bring a covered dish to share and their own table service.   

Second, we are not having a speaker for this meeting and solicit members to help us with our program by giving a short sketch of their favorite, or most interesting ancestor.  Period costume and first person presentation encouraged but not required.  Something in the range of 5 to 10 minutes is desired and we would like to have a half dozen presentations if possible.  So review your research, and help us celebrate our family history by bringing a favorite ancestor or person from your research alive!

 Third, We hope to do a game called “Who Did That / Who Lived There”.  So remember where you were living and what you were doing in 1986.  We’ll ask you to list your name, living location and job title from 1986.  And, see who lived in the most interesting places and had the most unusual jobs.  Should be Fun!

Plan to join us and have a wonderful time visiting with new and current members and guests!

August 10,  2016 at 1:00 PM

JOHN W. MEARS presents Researching your German Ancestors - the class will focus on finding information on your German ancestors in the United States and in Germany.  We will review German records readily available to researchers here with examples for the class.  We will briefly look at interpreting Gothic German handwriting. Involved with genealogy for 45 years, John has been a professional genealogist for the last 15 years.He has worked in three Family History Centers - in Detroit, Michigan; in Albany, New York; and in Littleton, Colorado.  He has taught seminars for the Colorado Genealogical Society as well as beginning, Irish, and German genealogy classes at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado and at seminars throughout Colorado. He was formerly Temple Recorder at the Denver Colorado Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  John, a favorite speaker at LGS is back with more information to help us with our research. Please plan to join us.

September 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM Variety of Classes taught by members. Fun and informative. Don't miss out on this one. Your chance to pick and choose from 4 excellent classes.

Harry Ross: “Beginning Scottish”

Karyl Bainbridge: “ Beginning Genealogy

”Neils Hansen: “Beginning Swedish or Scandinavian

”Diane Benedict: “ Record Keeping”

October 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM Julie Miller presents: "Organizing Your Genealogy Without Losing Your Mind"  Most of us struggle to identify the best system for organizing our genealogy. A system that fits you will reduce the time spent on retrieving information, repeating research, and relocating documents. This lecture will discuss techniques to organize your genealogy so you will spend more time researching and less time reorganizing. Julie Miller, CG (SM) is a full-time researcher, lecturer, and award-winning writer. She is chair of the NGS conference committee and was the chair of the 2010 and 2012 NGS conferences. Julie has been a volunteer at the National Archives at Denver for eighteen years.
November 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM

"The First Draft of History: Newspapers in the St. Vrain Valley" - presented by Erik Mason. Erik Mason is the Curator of History at the Longmont Museum, responsible for preserving the Museum’s historic object and archival collections.  In his 20 years at the Longmont Museum, he has helped hundreds of people research a wide variety of local history topics in the Museum’s archives, and developed numerous history exhibits and programs. He is also responsible for the acquisition of the Longmont Times-Call archives, a rich resource of newspapers, microfilm, photographs, and clipping files that is now available to the public at the Longmont Museum. 

Longmont has a rich and varied history of newspapers, dating back to the town’s founding in 1871. At one time, presses churned out as many as four different newspapers in Longmont. This presentation explores the history and the personalities behind the early Longmont newspapers, and the major news events covered by local newspapers over the last 145 years. There will also be a look at the ongoing work of cataloguing the archives of the Longmont Times-Call, now available for public access at the Longmont Museum.

December 14, 2016 at 1200 Noon Christmas Pot Luck, Program and Election of Officers!

Be sure to attend all these great programs in 2015-16!

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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