Longmont Genealogical Society
LGS Programs 2015-16
Information provided by
LGS Vice-President/Program Chair Diana "Kay" Smith
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
June 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Debra Skoff - "Genealogy resources at Longmont Public Library", Libraries are changing with the times and the Longmont Public Library is no exception. Come to this program to find out what’s currently available at the local library and how these resources can help with your family history projects. Genealogists of all skill levels will be surprised to discover the wealth of materials they can access through the Longmont Public Library. Deb Skoff has worked at the Longmont Public library for over 15 years. As part of the Reference Desk staff, she enjoys helping library users find the information they need. Much of her spare time is spent researching her family history. She’s especially interested in tracing colonial ancestors in PA, MD, and VA, as well as learning how to use genetic genealogy together with traditional research techniques.
July 8, 2015 at NOON
DOUBLE THE FUN - POT LUCK! & Annette Burke Lyttle will speak to us - Annette is a professional genealogist and owner of Heritage Detective, LLC, offering genealogical research, education, and writing services. Her particular interests include genealogy education, online and repository research, Colorado research, Midwestern research, Loyalists in the American Revolution, and military research (she was a career Army officer in her younger days). She loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Colorado chapter of APG, the National Genealogical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and state and local genealogical societies. She has attended the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and will be attending the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in June. Click here to print out Annette's handout.
August 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM
John Mears: “Emigration from Northern European Ports”, ports of northern Europe, Hamburg Passenger lists, and port cities. John has 45 years of Family History Research - 16 years as a Professional Genealogist - Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration - Taught at Arapahoe Community College (four years teaching Beginning Genealogy, Irish and German Research, Preserving Family History Records and Photographs) - Taught at Denver Public Library for Colorado Genealogical Society -- courses included Beginning Genealogy, Irish and German Research.
September 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Larry Dodge - Tombstones - Accepted practices, good and bad, Photography, Rubbings, a little on preservation and restoration. Larry says "For many years now genealogy has been my passion. Original research is my strength. Proving a connection that no one else has proven is a great experience. I panned for gold and fished for years, I understand the rush involved in seeing "color" in your pan and the thrill when a fish strikes. I would put successfully proving a pedigree right up there with those. I enjoy teaching. I made a lot of mistakes when I was getting started, now I teach anyone I can how to avoid those mistakes and how to do proper research. My goal is to promote good genealogical practices and have a good time doing it."
October 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Karyl Bainbridge presents - "Preserving old photos and documents." Karyl has been researching and teaching genealogy since 1972. She completed a course in archival photography preservation at North Dakota State University. She is currently a staff volunteer at the Longmont Family History Center. Her passion is European and British Empire history. Her presentation will help you preserve your precious photos and documents so that they can be passed on and enjoyed by future generations of your family. Karyl is a member of LGS and we are fortunate to have her numerous talents and her willingness to share her knowledge with us. Be sure to join us for this "must see" presentation.
November 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Ellen Shindelman Kowitt -- "Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jewish Researcher" - More details to come,
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. www.takenotesingers.com
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 More details to come 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 2016 at 1:00 PM
Be sure to attend all these great programs in 2015-16!
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