Longmont Genealogical Society
LGS Programs 2013
Information provided by
LGS Vice-President/Program Chair Carolye Johnson
First Lutheran Church - 803 3rd Avenue, Longmont
We will 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.
May 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Carol Stetser presents - "Chasing Collaterals: Finding Your Ancestors Without Looking for them." Family historians often limit their research to their “core” family, which means direct ancestors only. While this may seem to make research simpler, our ancestors didn’t live in a vacuum. They had aunts and uncles, cousins and friends and acquaintances, just like we do today. This presentation focuses on how to look for collateral relatives and shows how collateral research can solve tough genealogical puzzles that would block direct ancestor research. Carol is an avid genealogist who has served in various capacities for the Larimer County Genealogical Society. In addition to researching her own family, Carol volunteers as the researcher for LCGS and volunteers online to help out-of-area researchers find records for their families. She also gives presentations on various aspects of genealogical research and writes “how-to” articles for “Fifty Plus Marketplace” newsletter. Recently, Carol participated in a series of genealogy television programs for Larimer County Genealogical Society. In addition, Carol is the secretary for the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado and is presently participating in a cemetery program for her local DAR chapter.
Jun 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM Carol Norberg - "The Volga Deutsch: Germans from Russia in Colorado." This presentation will focus on Germans from Russia who immigrated to Colorado in the late 1800s-early 1900s. The colonization of Russia in the mid-1700’s is a fascinating story of challenge and survival. The history is told through a biography of one young woman’s experiences as she left the safety of a homeland she had always known to become a happy, healthy and productive citizen in the United States of America. Carol is a retired educator currently working as a part-time policy analyst/lobbyist for the Colorado Association of Gifted Children. Carol’s interest in genealogy was inspired by her mother’s history as an immigrant from the Volga Deutsch colony of Saratov, Ukraine. She began documenting this history in 1976 with interviews of her mother and father. Through her studies with the National Genealogical Society she has produced a formal biography of her mother. She has researched a number of family trees and she created a beginner’s genealogy class, Roots and Leaves, for the Thornton Senior Center. In addition to her membership in the National Genealogical Society she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is currently forming a new business, O.A.K.S. Genealogy. She is a founding member of the newly formed Adams County Genealogical Society and serves as secretary to that organization. o.a.k.s.llc.@gmail.com Jul 10, 2013 at 12:00 Noon
Summer Pot Luck
Bring a Dish to share & your own eating utensils. Society will furnish the drinks. Don't miss the wonderful food, good company and festive spirit of this fun event.
Aug 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Dorothy Coltrin presents - "How I managed to transcribe a Scottish testament (will) of 1580." Dorothy will discuss what it took to transcribe "secretary hand" which was used in the 16th century of Scotland. She will include various individuals and websites that helped her create a modern version of the will and decipher the family structure of Rolland Acoltrane, Mochrum Parish, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Dorothy has an MS in Nutrition and taught at a California community college for 30 years. She started genealogy research about 6 years ago and it has become her passion. She has been secretary for the Boulder Genealogical Society, treasurer of CCGS and is currently the membership chair for Boulder Genealogical Society. She is a member of NEHGS , Boulder Genealogical Society and WISE. The photo above is of Dorothy and her great-grandfather: Zebedee Coltrin(1804-1887).
Sep 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM Julie Miller - "Post Office Records" are full of genealogical riches. This lecture will discuss Post Office records, their contents, and how to access these underutilized records. Julie is a certified genealogists and a full time genealogy researcher, lecturer, and writer. She is a founding member of Broomfield Genealogy Society and wrote the genealogy column for the Broomfield Enterprise for ten years. Julie is Vice President of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), 2010 and 2012 NGS Conference Chair, Broomfield County GenWeb Coordinator and has been a volunteer at the National Archives at Denver for over 15 years. She is a favorite speaker at LGS and we look forward to hearing her speak again. Oct 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Roger Dudley - "Maps that can be used in learning more about family history and how to find them." Roger is a second generation native of Colorado. He has been tracking his family since 1974. His great grandfather was given the honor of naming a community in eastern Colorado when a post office was established there. Despite its isolated location Karval is still an active post office and is the site of the Kravig family reunion every four years. Both sets of his great grandparents homesteaded in eastern Colorado after the Enlarged Homestead Act was signed and spent the rest of their lives in Colorado. He’s a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society; two Norwegian lags (Numedal and Sigdal); the Sons of Norway; the American Association of State and Local History, The Colorado Historical Society, The Lincoln County Historical Society. He is also an archivist & reference librarian at the Denver Public Library in the Western History/Genealogy Department. Roger has presented to the NGS Conference in the States and dozens of genealogical and community groups in Colorado and Wyoming.
Nov 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM Dr. Kayann Short's first memoir, "A Bushel's Worth: An Ecobiography," will be published in August 2013. A retired senior instructor from the University of Colorado, she teaches ecobiography workshops and works with writing students at her farm in Colorado. (See more about ecobiography or ecology-based memoir at www.ecobiography.com.) She also blogs about women's writing, memoir, farming, and "rounding the fullness of 50" at pearlmoonplenty.wordpress.com. We enjoyed learning about her digital stories which can be seen at www.vimeo.com/user3226450 in February 2011 and look forward to hearing her speak again.
Dec 11, 2013
at 12:00 Noon
Christmas Pot Luck - Bring a Dish to share & your own eating utensils. Society will furnish the drinks. Don't miss the wonderful food, good company and festive spirit of this fun event. Jon Chandler will entertain us following lunch. Jon has strong family ties to Longmont, is a writer, singer and speaker par excellence. Don't miss the opportunity to hear him sing and tell us his latest stories.
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