October 12th Meeting and Program

Come join us next Thursday, October 12, at 7:00 at the Church of the Hills for our next meeting and program.  We’ll be challenging ourselves with Genealogy Trivia.  Join in the fun as we team up and test our knowledge of all things genealogical.  Share what you know and learn something new!

Thursday, Sept. 14th – Meeting and Program

Anyone is welcome to attend our meeting and the following program:

Diane Barbour “Using Early American Records”

Using Hard to Find Records Will Tell the Story of an Ohio Pioneer

This talk explores the life of Amasa Delano Sproat, an early Ohio settler.  This case study identifies many of those hard to find early American records that tell his story.  The participant will learn about records available before the 1850 every name census and how to obtain them. If you are doing early American research this class will help you.

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 on the education committee for Boulder and Longmont Genealogical Society. She volunteers at the Denver Public Library, fifth floor and the National Archives, Southwest Branch in Broomfield.

Lecture at the Library on Saturday, June 24

Learning to use Ancestry (the library edition)

Lecture at the Library from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ready to explore your family tree? Watch your family tree grow as you start or continue your family history research using the tools available on Ancestry.com.  The Mountain Genealogists Society helps you navigate the Library version of Ancestry.com, which is free to use with your library card.  Discover best practices in genealogy research while avoiding common pitfalls in this interactive session. Please bring a laptop if you have one.  Mary Dickoff will be the primary with other club members assisting.