Longmont Genealogical Society
Meeting Programs for Year 2023


Our "Hybrid" meetings give you the choice of meeting in person at the Longmont First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3rd and Terry Streets, Longmont, Colorado or remotely Via Zoom.

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




March 8, 2023

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

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

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

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

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

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.

June 14, 2023

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Details Coming Soon




July 12, 2023

12:00 PM Noon

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Gail Lewis Facilitator: "Talkin’ ‘Bout My Genealogy"
Description: LGS members will enjoy a traditional potluck lunch and then participate in a series of four moderated round-table discussions about genealogy:
--  My brick wall;
--  My DNA surprise;
--  An ancestor I would like to meet;
--  My favorite grave/cemetery.
Participants are encouraged to share experiences from their genealogy journey.
This will be held live with an online component for members & guests joining via Zoom.

BIO: Gail Lewis has been working on her own family genealogy for over 45 years. She teaches genealogy classes online, in Arizona, and here in Longmont, CO. Currently, she is Education Chairman for LGS. Gail has taken classes from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mesa, Arizona in past years. She has taught classes on the census, Find-A-Grave, and an overview of web-based genealogy resources.

August 9, 2023

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom


Details Coming Soon


September 13, 2023

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom

Julie's Photo
Julie Miller Presents: “Westward Migration: New England to the Midwest”

Description: Western migration is one of the most important events in American history. What motivated our ancestors to leave hearth and home to move westward into the open frontier that would become the Midwest? This lecture focuses on when and why New Englanders relocated to this new land in order to start their new lives.

BIO: Julie Miller, holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Speaker credentials and is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society. She is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Broomfield. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ, NGS Magazine and The NYG&B Record. Julie was the NGS interim Education Manager (2018). She was a member of the NGS conference committee for fourteen years and a volunteer at NARA-Denver for twenty-one years.

October 11, 2023

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom


Details Coming Soon



November 8, 2023

1:00 PM

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom


Rick Glaggett presents: "They Gave Their Lives to Save Ours"

Description: Rick was a scout dog handler during the Vietnam War. He will talk about the use of dogs in the U. S. military from the Civil War to the present day.


BIO: Originally from the Philadelphia area, Rick Claggett was a graduate student at Penn State when he received his draft notice in 1970. While in Advanced Infantry training at Ft. Polk, LA., he applied for dog handlers school at Ft. Gordon, GA. Sent to Vietnam in 1971, he was assigned to the 48th Infantry Platoon Scout Dogs and given Big Boy, a six year old German Shepard. Their bond was immediate and not a day goes by where Rick doesn’t think about Big Boy. When Big Boy was leading a patrol, no soldier behind him was either killed or seriously wounded. Unfortunately, a decision was made about the Vietnam War dogs that haunts Rick to this day.

December 13, 2023

12:00 PM Noon

Hybrid
In-person
& Zoom


Christmas Potluck - entertainment will be announced later




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