Longmont Genealogical Society
Programs And Events For the Year 2022


Our "Hybrid" meetings give you the choice of meeting in person at the Longmont First Lutheran Church or remotely Via Zoom.

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January 12, 2022

1:00 PM

Marylee Hagen prsents: "Tracing Your Norwegian Ancestors: Strategies, Techniquues, Resources and Examples."

Power Point programes
includresearch strategies, techniques, resources, documents, records and photos to show how I traced my grandfather Nils Andreason Hagen back to Kristiansand, Vest Agder, Norway and visited the homeland of my ancestors. Handout of resource materials is included.

Marylee has an BA and MA in Education, genealogy research since 1995, presented adult & children programs since 2002, traveled and researched in Norway & Ireland, belongs to several genealogy societies in the Denver Metro area and South Dakota. Member of SONS OF NORWAY Fjelldalen Lodge Highlands Ranch for 25 years: Past President, Past Genealogy Coordinator for 15 years, Past Cultural Program Director for 6 years. Earned the Norwegian Genealogy Cultural Skills 3 level bars Pin.


DNA Study Group will meet following the January 2022 meeting with the presentation of an “Introduction the Basic DNA Genealogy Research” by Mark Fearer.
The format for the rest of 2022 for the DNA Study Group (SIG) will be the study of the book "Genetic Genealogy in Practice" by Blain T. Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. The group will study one chapter per month over the months of Feb. thru Nov. 2022.

February 9, 2022

1:00 PM


Glenn York Presents: “Researching the American Quakers”

The religious group known as Quakers (Friends) came to the Pennsylvania region in the late 17th Century and spread rapidly along the East coast. By the early 19th Century many Quakers migrated to the Northwest territory and by 1900 they had settled across the entire country. Quakers were known to keep detailed family records providing a wealth of information to those with Quaker ancestors. This presentation will cover some of the basic beliefs and organization of the Quaker communities. We will discuss migrations and the records they left behind that you can advance your research.

Glenn has been doing genealogy research for over 35 years. His current focus is on genetic genealogy. He took his first DNA test in 2005. He now manages DNA tests with all major testing companies for over 35 different family members. Glenn’s other research interest include Quaker records throughout North America and Homesteading in the plains states.
His education includes a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Master’s in Telecommunications. He has attended courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP).

Glenn facilitates the monthly DNA study group for the Larimer County Genealogy Society and the Longmont Genealogical Society (LGS). He is also the co-administrator of the Bates Y-DNA Surname project at Family Tree DNA and serves as the President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies delegate to the National Genealogical Society. Other memberships include membership in the Association of Professional Genealogists and many other genealogical and historical societies. Glenn also teaches genealogy classes and volunteers to help people with genealogy research at the Fort Collins Public Library.

March 9, 2022

1:00 PM


Diane Barbour presents "Yes, There Are Records in Ireland."

This talk begins with some basic Irish history to help the researcher understand why our Irish ancestors made the choices they did. Ireland has produced census records since the early 1800s. They began to keep baptism, marriage and burial records in the mid-1800s. Church records are appearing online and others are kept in repositories. The researcher needs to know what record groups exist and which ones don’t exist. Knowledge of Irish records groups and their availability will help guide the researcher in this country.

Diane has been doing genealogy for about 20 years. In June 2012, she graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to earn her credentials of PLCGS or Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies. She attends Advanced Institutes yearly and has taught genealogy locally and nationally. Her first love is teaching. She is currently President of the Anthem Ranch Genealogical Society and has also been education coordinator. Diane volunteers for many jobs with other organizations. She has volunteered at the Denver Public Library and National Archives in Broomfield.

April 13, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Mark Fearer presents “The Wonderful Bureaucracy of Death - The Many Records That You Probably Aren’t Using”.

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.

May 11, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Sylvia Tracy-Doolos presents:
“Women and the Records They Create”

American women in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries left records, none of which are unique to women. But, these records can provide unique insights when looked at through a historical lens as American women's lives changed.

Sylvia Tracy-Doolos is a Professional Genealogist, Consultant and Lecturer. She has served in many positions within societies, and is currently an officer in the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society, the Colorado chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History.

June 8, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Marilyn Edward Roberts presents "Southern States Research"

A study on how to research genealogy in all southern states, and a few states that just think they are southern.

Marilyn Edwards Roberts was born in Winter Haven, Florida on St. Patrick’s Day, 1953. She attended Auburndale schools, graduating from Lakeland Senior High. She attended Polk Community College majoring in Business.

Marilyn worked in the family business as Office Manager for 16 Years, before beginning a career in Real Estate. She owed a Century 21 Agency before becoming a Real Estate Appraiser. She was trained as a mortgage banker, which led to a career as a contract mortgage underwriter, working for nationally known mortgage companies.

In 2002, she began to research her mother’s family, because she only knew of the name of 2 grandparents. This research led to a passion for Genealogy and the starting of her company, In My Father’s Footsteps, in honor of her mother and grandfather. Marilyn has documented her mother’s family back to Connecticut in circa 1640.

Marilyn Edwards Roberts works with the Denver Public Library Western History Genealogy as a Genealogist on call for over 4 years. She has worked as a Professional Genealogist for the past 18 years and is a member of APG and CAPG. Marilyn has served as the Secretary and Vice President of WISE-FHS, and she now serves as the President of WISE-FHS and the President of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. She is a member of the Colorado Genealogy Society, the ISBGFH (International Society for British Genealogy and Family History), South Carolina Genealogy Society, North Carolina Genealogical Society, Georgia Genealogical Society, Virginia Genealogical Society, Alabama Genealogical Society, Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society. She serves as the Chaplain for the Major General Alexander Macomb Chapter of the National Society United Daughters of 1812 and a daughter of the American Revolution. In her “spare time” she is a speech writer f or Pamela Wright, her cousin who is the 1st Vice President of the DAR, a writer for WISE-Words, the quarterly publication of WISE-FHS, and prepares programs to present on a variety of Genealogy subjects, with a focus on the U.S. Southern States and the British Isles.

July 13, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

"Letters From Home" Coordinated by: Linda Huerta


The DNA Study Group will meet in the Friendship Room after the general membership meeting and refreshments at 3:00 PM.

August 10, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Jacquie Schattner Presents Emigration & Immigration - The Story of Your Immigrant Ancestors. "

Your immigrant ancestors are the foundation of your roots in the US. Why did they come? The voyage itself. Entering the U.S. ports. How to find emigration and immigration and naturalization records. Learn the interesting details of your ancestors' journey to their new life here. List of over 30 websites and other resources included.

Jacquie Schattner has been actively researching her family's ancestors since 1996. She volunteered at the local Family History Center for 15 years, teaches genealogy at local high schools, and area libraries. She is active in several genealogy societies and has written several genealogy books. Jacquie received her B.S. degree from the University of Illinois. She is a retired school secretary, allowing her free time to pursue new information. Living in Palatine, IL, she is happily married for 40+ years, has 3 grown children, and 2 son-in-laws and 6 adorable grandchildren.


September 14, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Sara Dawson presents "Passenger Ships"

Immigrants began arriving in these lands we call home in the 1600s. Whether your ancestors came with the First Families or at the dawn of the 20th Century, passenger and immigration lists can be a valuable resource in your genealogical research. Sara Dawson will show you how to get the most out of customs passenger lists, ship manifests, and passenger arrival lists and search beyond the five major US ports of arrival for your ancestors.

Sara Dawson - owner of Descent Detective - guides clients through the tangled webs and brick walls along the path to discover their connections to the past. She believes that when we experience history through the stories of our ancestors, the past comes alive. We uncover mysteries and treasures, creating a full awareness that educates us on our truth and constructs the pillars of our family story that provides a powerful sense of belonging.

October 12, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Alice Hoyt Veen, CG. presents "Keep Calm and Cite Your Sources"

Source documentation and citations are important components of every successful family history project. Citing sources creates a permanent “breadcrumb trail” that others can follow and enhances the credibility of research findings. It takes self-discipline and thoughtfulness, but well-documented research stands the test of time. This presentation begins with the basics, then digs deeper into evolving standards for documenting 21st-century sources. Discussion includes practical examples and step-by-step practice.

Alice Hoyt Veen is a Board-certified genealogist, professional researcher, writer, and genealogical educator. Alice believes family history success lies in truly understanding the records our ancestors created. She founded Prairie Roots Research in 2010 with the mission of fostering a deeper understanding of the past by researching and reconstructing forgotten lives. She is committed to assisting genealogists at every level of experience to rediscover, preserve, and share their unique family story. Alice has spoken at national, regional, and state conferences, and for numerous local organizations. She is a past trustee for the BCG Education Fund, a charitable trust advancing the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

November 9, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Susie Wickman presents "Family History and Military Service"

Family History and Military Service When you tell stories about your ancestors that have served in the military, what kind of information do you include? What stories do you tell and how do you tell them? This class will give you some ideas on writing and researching your ancestors or relatives who have served in the military. Find rich details from their service record such as medals and job descriptions. Also research information about uniforms, weaponry, and equipment for a full, colorful story, regardless of the branch of the military or the country they served.

BRIEF SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Originally from North Dakota, I’ve called Colorado home for almost 30 years. I began my interest in genealogy when I received the box of pictures after my parents died, in 2002. I’m passionate about genealogy and share ways to help write and map family history on my blog www.genealogyjourney.net. I feel that it is the stories that are going to be important to get our children and grandchildren interested in their family history, so I want to help you tell your stories.

December 14, 2022

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Swingin’ Seniors Rhythm Band

Toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-a-long songs from the 50’s to current.

We are a volunteer group from the Longmont Senior Center. The group has been together for approximately 22 years. We love bringing joy and music to assisted-living, independent living, and other groups in and around Longmont.


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