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Upcoming Events

Longmont Genealogical Society

LGS Programs 2016 & 2017

Information provided by

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

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!
January 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Dina Carson presents - “Hiding in Plain Database: Tips and Tricks for Finding Exactly the Records You’re after.”



February 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Dorothy Coltrin - “The Intricacies of Autosomal DNA”


March 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM  It’s More Than Just a Shaky Leaf, presented by Beth Benko. In this presentation, learn tips and tricks for searching the more than 18 billion records on  Find out about using wild cards to improve your searching success.  See the differences between Basic and Advanced Search.  Get the most out of your subscription dollars and see what features are available for free from home and from your local library.  Learn how to use the public member trees to get hints about your ancestors, connect with people researching the same ancestors and collect Ancestry database records associated with your family.  Live demonstrations are provided when high-speed Internet is available.Beth Benko is a professional genealogist providing family history research for clients and lecturing to local organizations. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Computer Science.  She worked as a software developer and manager for 30 years before leaving the corporate world to pursue her interests in family history.  Beth is an officer and volunteer in several local genealogical societies, a volunteer at NARA and Denver Public Library, and a member of the National Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.,

Be sure to attend all these great programs in 2016 & 2017!

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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