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Longmont Genealogical Society

LGS Programs 2015-16

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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

  November 11,  2015 at 1:00 PM

Ellen Shindelman Kowitt -- "Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jewish Researcher" -  Ellen Kowitt is a past president of both the Jewish Genealogy Society of Colorado and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, DC. She also served as Director, for three years, on the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Board of Directors. Kowitt has contributed to numerous indexing, translation, and conference projects, and she lectures and publishes frequently.


What's a wimple? Ever seen a mohel record? Don't know the difference between Yiddish, Hebrew, and Aramaic? Curious about Crypto-Jews? This broad lecture ntroduces the tradition, methodology, and resources that separate doing Jewish genealogy from traditional American research. For Jews of all backgrounds - and for those whom aren't Jewish - we'll describe genealogical clues found in naming patterns, gravestones, calendar, and lifecycle events.

Then, we'll point you in the right direction to find Jewish records online and offline including rabbinical dynasties, the Holocaust era, Jewish periodicals, and DNA testing.

  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.

  January 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Diane Barbour presents"Path to the Past, Periodic Literature:  Locating and Using It In Your Family Research" - One of the most often overlooked sources for genealogists is written literature. Using the Periodical Source Index is the way you open the door to this literature. Genealogy societies have been in existence since the mid-1800s. Many of them produce periodicals containing a vast array of information about an almost endless variety of topics. After taking this class, the participant should be able to use PERSI (The Periodical Source Index), and find and locate articles pertaining to their family research. Intermediate to Advanced. Diane has been doing genealogy for about 15 years. In June 2012, she graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to complete her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies or PLCGS. This certificate represents 45 completed classes in methodology, American records and English records. Diane continues her education by attending several conferences and Institutes every year. She is the past President of Broomfield Genealogical Society and current Vice-President and on the education committee for Boulder Genealogical Society. Diane also volunteers at the Denver Public Library 5th floor genealogy department and the National Archives in Broomfield.

  February 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM Barbara Hoffman - Indentured Servants: Indentured servants prior to and during the Revolutionary War. Barbara will talk about the various means by which people were placed into servitude, where most of them came from, the contract they were under, and why servitude was used in the colonies. Her talk will be approximately twenty minutes. She will be in a period costume representing Mary Elizabeth who will speak of her journey as an indentured servant. She has written a book, Echoes of Freedom, which will be available for sale. Barbara's object is to inform people of their heritage, our history.

+ Nextlight - "Shining the Light on It," Scott Rochat

  March 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Pat Roberts presents: - "Revolutionary War Research." More details to come


April 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM

  Kayann Short presenting i - "Norwegian Ancestry Research."


May 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM  

Ed Storey presents  "British Officers - How To Find Out About When and Where They Served" - Ed Storey examines the structure of some useful sources to gain information on military ancestors "Trained as an engineer, Ed Storey has lived in Rochester, El Paso & Beijing. His genealogical focus has been Britain, Germany, India, & St Helena Island. He has been a writer for genealogical magazines for over ten years & lives with his wife, Nancy, in Falcon, CO. Ed's broad level of experience in many countries and places is sure to give us some exciting insights into the military experiences of our own ancestors. Gals, bring your hubbies and friends to this one - they will love it. What guy doesn't love a good military story?

June 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM  
July 13, 2016 at 12:00  Noon Happy 30th Birthday to LGS!!!!
August 10,  2016 at 1:00 PM  
September 14, 2016 at 1:00 PM  
October 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM  
November 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM  
December 14, 2016 at 1200 Noon  

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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