Longmont Genealogical Society
Upcoming 2018 Events


Meeting Place : First Lutheran Church - 803 3rd Avenue, Longmont CO
 We meet in the "Friendship Center" room which is on the street level.
It is accessed by the North door that faces 3rd Avenue, 
 It is adjacent to a small parking lot with 5 "Handicap Parking" spots. 
More parking is available on the West side of the building with a stairway leading to this upper level.

Mark these dates on your calendar so you won't miss any of these excellent programs, and remember to invite your friends.


January 10, 2018

1:00 PM

Ted Bainbridge presents "I Can't Find It On A Map"

Have you ever felt frustrated because you couldn't find some place on a map? Ted will share his secrets for locating hard-to-find towns and geographic features. Examples of successes using various methods. Effective internet search strategies. Favorite web sites. Overcoming foreign language problems. Working around erroneous or confusing information.

Ted Bainbridge has been a genealogical researcher, teacher, speaker, and writer since 1969. He has served as president of the Longmont Genealogical Society and as a staff member in LDS Family History Centers. His genealogical and historical articles have been published by dozens of organizations in the United States and Great Britain. Ted frequently speaks to organizations on the Front Range.

The DNA Study Group will meet in the Fireside room after the general membership meeting and refreshments. Glenn York will share some notes and highlights from the Institute 4 Genetic Genealogy conference he attended in December. The presentation will include a DNA basics review along with some new trends, tools, and predictions of what to expect in 2018. There will also be some time for Q & A about your DNA results or planning your tests.

February 15, 2018

1:00 PM

Mick Mickelson presents "The New Find-A-Grave"

Find-a-Grave is a website on which volunteers create memorials for deceased persons. It has over 165 Million memorials to date with about 20 million being added each year, and it is ranked as the 3rd most visited genealogy related site in the United States. These memorials may contain; name, birth and death dates, burial location, parents, children, siblings and a biographical sketch of the person. They may also have photos of the person, the grave marker, and sometimes relevant source documents. Find-a-Grave started as a small one person effort over a decade ago, but outgrew that and was taken over by Ancestry about a year ago (BUT - It’s Still Free). The website interface was in need of improvements. Changes have been made and have been in Beta test for several months. The old web format, while available for now, is likely to disappear any day now. ‘Mick’ Mickelson will demonstrate the differences between old and new formats with emphasis on now to do things on the new Find-a-Grave website format, and some of its new features.

Mick served for twenty years in the Unites States Air Force, followed by a 25 year career in the Aerospace industry. ‘Mick’ has been using computers professionally for over 50 years, and for genealogy for over 20 years. He has been pursuing his family genealogy research for the past 25 years, and is past president of the Longmont Genealogy Society.

The DNA Study Group will meet in the Fireside room after the general membership meeting and refreshments.

March 14, 2018

1:00 PM

Heather Thorwald presents "Longmont in the Great War"

Personal stories of WWI through the experienes of the people from Longmont.


The DNA Study Group will meet in the Fireside room after the general membership meeting and refreshments.

April 11, 2018

1:00 PM

Dina Carson presents "20th Centure Military Records: Finding the Modern Soldier WWI and Later"

Military Records, Locations and forms. Overcoming the St. Louis fire. Online and Other Sources..

The DNA Study Group will meet in the Fireside room after the general membership meeting and refreshments.

May 9, 2018

1:00 PM

TBA





The DNA Study Group will meet in the Fireside room after the general membership meeting and refreshments.

June 13, 2018

1:00 PM

Diane Barbor presents "American Wars, So Many Records"

Military records of your Ancestor from the Revolution to 1900.



The DNA Study Group will meet in the Fireside room after the general membership meeting and refreshments.

July 11, 2018

12:00 PM Noon

Summer Potluck - entertainment TBA






August 8, 2018

1:00 PM

TBA






September 12, 2018

1:00 PM

Carol Darrow presents "Emigration Out of the British Isles: Pushing and Pulling"

Why did they leave England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland?




October 10, 2018

1:00 PM

John Putnam presents "Salem Witchcraft History and Genealosgy"

Tracking the Putnam family role in this historical incident.




November 14, 2018

1:00 PM

Ed Story presents "Sanborn Maps and City Directories"

Using Sanborn Maps and City Directories to find your ancestors' neighborhoods.



December 12, 2018

12:00 PM Noon

Christmas Potluck - entertainment TBA







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