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Past Programs And Events For the Year 2023


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January 11, 2023

1:00 PM

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Business Meeting: Approval of 2023 LGS Budget

Mark Fearer Presents “Genealogy Education: How to Up your Game”

Description:
After either you hit that proverbial brick wall, or find that low-hanging fruit, how can you go farther with your research? This presentation will explore the numerous opportunities to build knowledge and skills – mostly free – that can help you step up your game. We’ll look at online and offline ways to learn skills and find resources to get you through the research hump.

BIO: Mark Fearer has been doing family history since the 1980s, and has been a professional genealogist since 2007. He has taught a number of genealogy courses, and has lectured at numerous venues, including at national genealogy conferences. He also writes a monthly genealogy column.

February 8, 2023

1:00 PM

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Ed Storey Presents: “Pushing Back the Clock: Some not so Common Sources for Researching Your Elusive Ancestors”

Description: The presentation will focus on where to find genealogy records earlier than about 1850, in both American and European locations. There will be examples of documents as well as information about good sources. Contemporary records are generally better than copying those in other’s trees. Not all possible sources, of course, will be shown but the examples can provide guidance to help the viewers search on their own.

BIO: Ed Storey grew up in Rochester, N.Y., where he worked for GM. He also lived in El Paso, Beijing, and Colorado Springs. His ancestors are relatively recent arrivals in the US, so lots of his searches are in Europe and India. He has been writing genealogy articles for a little over 20 years. Topics are primarily how to find contemporary genealogy records. His current goals are to learn more about the details of the life of ancestors. Storey lives in Green Valley, Arizona, with his wife Nancy.

March 8, 2023

1:00 PM

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Glenn York Presents: “Cowboy Up: The Story of a Real Cowboy”

Description: Building a life narrative to explore the life of an interesting ancestor. Glenn Hollingsworth was born to an Iowa Quaker family and grew up on a Kansas homestead. As a young man he went to Deadwood, SD to work as a teamster. In 1893, he went to eastern Montana where he worked on the open range and cattle ranches over the next 70 years. Times were tough but experiences were epic.

BIO: An avid genealogist for decades, Glenn York has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Telecommunications. He has completed over 12 courses of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP) and has participated in many genealogy conferences and seminars. Glenn is past President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is the delegate to the National Genealogical Society for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and many other genealogical and historical societies.

April 12, 2023

1:00 PM

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Sylvia Tracy-Doolos presents: "Vitally Important: Vital Records and Their Substitutes"
Description: Vital records are the backbone of genealogical research because they are “official” records for the local, state, or federal government. Substitutes are often available made by other officials within a church or other organization. Join me as we discuss the value of vital records and what to do when they weren’t created.

BIO: Sylvia has over 40 years of genealogical experience as a researcher, teacher, lecturer, and writer. She is a member and officer of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH), and Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE-FHS), plus a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society and others. She has a BA in History with a minor focusing on linguistics to better understand the role of language change, and its effect on record keeping.

May 10, 2023

1:00 PM

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Linda Huerta, Organizer: "Faces of the Past and the Present"
Description: Do you have friends and relatives who ask "Why do you spend so much time with dead people?" This is an opportunity to show them that your ancestors are not really dead. They live within us. Look through your photos and find present day relatives who look like your ancestors. I have two. Take the opportunity to participate in this program. Email a photo of each relative, along with a description of their relationship to each other and of their relationship to you, to prettyorchard8@gmail.com.

BIO: Linda Huerta started researching her families in 1978 at the San Diego LDS library in Laguna Niguel, CA and the National Archives. She has directed programs “Voices from the Past” and “Faces from the Past and Present” for San Diego British Isles Family History Society. Linda advanced to online research and more recently to DNA research. As a member of Longmont DNA Special Interest Group she has lead a chapter program from “Genetic Genealogy in Practice” and a program that showed how she found an unknown, direct line, ancestor of one of her close relatives. She is retired from a career as a Sales Engineer.


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