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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

  March 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Pat Roberts presents: - "Revolutionary War Research." More details to come. Pat has 30+ years genealogical experience as a  Researcher, teacher, lecturer and writer.  Active in many national, state and local genealogy societies. Past president of CCGS and Boulder Genealogical Society. Graduate of University of Colorado with major in English and minor in History. Attended summer sessions at the University of Iowa Writer's Institute and Samford University's Institute for Genealogical Research. Attended the Salt Lake Genealogical Institute and the British Genealogical Institute several times. Frequently attends the National Genealogical Society's annual national conferences. Has been a delegate to the annual conferences of the Federation of Genealogical Societies for a number of years. Currently Education Chair for the Boulder Genealogical Society and the Lineage Specialist for the Denver Chapter - DAR.

April 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM

  Kayann Short presenting “Anna of Five Names: Researching 19th-Century Norwegian Immigrants”: This talk shares Dr. Short's research into finding her great-great-grandmother, a Norwegian immigrant to Minnesota, whose many name variations made the search challenging. Dr. Short will offer research tips and stories of serendipitous discoveries made with the help of wonderful people along the way.  Kayann Short, Ph.D., is a farmer, writer, and teacher at Stonebridge Farm, the first community-supported agricultural farm in Boulder County. Her book, A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography, is a memoir of reunion with her family’s farming past and a call for farmland preservation today. 

May 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM  

Ed Storey presents  "British Officers - How To Find Out About When and Where They Served" - Ed 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 Diane Barbour presents "Path to the Past: Using Periodical Literature in Genealogical 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 50 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.

July 13, 2016 at 12:00  Noon

Happy 30th Birthday to LGS!!!!
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 TBA
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 TBA
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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