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Longmont Genealogical Society

LGS Programs 2014

Information provided by

LGS Vice-President/Program Chair Carolye Johnson


Meeting Place

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.

 

For information about for Past Programs and Speakers, please click here

May 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM

"Images of America: History and Genealogy of the towns named Highlandlake and Mead as early as 1871” - Pauli Driver Smith has lived in Highlandlake for the past 30 years and has intimate knowledge of local family trees. She was able to digitize over 5,000 photos borrowed from townspeople, as well as documenting historical information and delightful stories. Early residents were ambitious in the usual occupations of the late 1800s.  These settlers were also well educated. It wasn’t long before they established a school, church and lending library. Women residents promoted women’s suffrage, supporting Colorado as the second state to give women the vote. Church members hired a woman pastor. Both men and women served on the school board. In contrast, in January of 1990, scenes were filmed at Highland Lake for the movie “Die Hard II” using area buildings and scenery.

June 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Dina Carson presents - "Non-Population US Census Schedules 1850-1880: Agricultural, Industry, Mortality, Slaves, Social Statistics, State, School and other Specialized Census Records." The Census Bureau has been collecting more than personal data since 1810 when they started asking questions about how things were made in the United States. By 1850 they had established six separate schedules to gather data on the population, slaves, mortality, agriculture, manufacturing and social statistics. While these schedules are not as helpful for typical genealogical tasks such as establishing relationships, they are helpful for learning about how and ancestor lived. Census schedules can help you find pensioners and veterans. If you have Native American ancestry, the Indian Census Schedules are invaluable. It wasn't only the Federal government that collected census data, so did states, some cities, school districts and others. If you have only been using the Federal Census Schedules to find your family, you may be missing some valuable information. Join us and learn what else you can learn from these special Censuses.

Jul 9, 2014 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. There will be a short presentation on what's on our web site after lunch. Be thinking of other things we might post there!

August 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Pat Roberts presents - "Probate Research" - The probate talk tells what probate is, the process gone through, and how to locate the records. Pat is a former present of the Boulder Genealogical Society and the Colorado Council of Genealogy Societies and an excellent teacher. She also teaches a series of genealogy classes through SeniorNet at Longmont Front Range Community College.

 

Be sure to attend all these great programs in 2014!

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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