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Friday, October 19
National Archives Trip  (Field Trip)
10:00 am
17101 Huron St., Broomfield, CO
Meet at NARA Denver, 17101 Huron St., Broomfield, CO at 10 a.m.
 
The staff will give us an introduction, then we can do research. Staff will be available to help.
 
 
Contact Programs VP Danielle Pieper for carpooling options.
 


Saturday, October 20
Viking Fair  (Special Events)
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Viking Hall, 1045 Ford St., Colo Spgs
Sponsored by Sons of Norway
 
Bazaar and Brunch
 
Baked goods, books, collectibles, crafts, fun, handword, lefse, music, raffles, stories, unique gifts, vendors, Vikings!


Saturday, October 20
Genealogy Level II  (Classes)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
East Library, Pikes Peak Library District
Instructor: J Richards
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: Unlimited
Restrictions: Genealogy Level I or permission on the instructor. Open to the public. Free.
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253.
 
Area of focus: Vitals records, Church and Cemetery records, Newspapers, and Immigration records.
 


Thursday, October 25
Salem Witchcraft Hysteria  (Classes)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Penrose Library - Pine/Aspen Room
The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria: A Caldron of Religious, Economic, Social, and Political Ingredients Gone Awry
 
Instructor: John Putnam
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: Unlimited
Restrictions: None. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required. 
Please e-mail John (jeputnam@aol.com). Also, he asks, if you would, to answer the following questions.
1. Do you know if you are related to a Salem Witch? If so, with whom?
2. Did you have ancestors living in Essex County from 1650-1700? Anyone in Salem, Salem Village (Danvers), Ipswich, Andover, Salisbury, or Beverly?
3. Are you aware of any other New England Witch connections?
 
Even with the benefit of hindsight, historians have pondered the causes of the events surrounding the Salem Witchcraft trials for over three hundred years. As a descendent of both the protagonists and antagonists, this historical incident continues to fascinate and amaze John Putnam who continues to read widely on this incident. Besides the incredible historical story, it is also becomes a genealogical story for him too since his direct Putnam ancestors were involved in most aspects of the witchcraft hysteria that occurred in his ancestral hometown of Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts). Because of its relatively small size, Salem Village faced a long period of “healing” following this incidents. John will share many genealogical, historical, religious, social, economic, and political factors that led to and followed the horrific events in 1692.


Saturday, October 27
Ancestry vs. FamilySearch: Using These Family History Websites  (Classes)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
North Family History Center
Speaker: Vint Atkinson
 
Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!
 
North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.


Sunday, October 28
Genetic Genealogy 101  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Aspen Room, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade
Instructor: Dr. Greg Liverman
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner (see Restrictions below)
Class Size: Unlimited
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. 
 
This is an introduction to the use of genetic testing for genealogy and will cover testing companies, the different types of tests, ancestry admixture (ethnicity), the basic science of DNA inheritance, and will include examples and case studies.
 
The only requirement is that the student have a working knowledge of basic genealogy (pedigree charts, use of basic genealogy records, etc.).



Saturday, November 3
Free Swedish Genealogy Seminar  (Seminar)
9:30 am
Denver Public Library

Speaker: Geoffrey Fröberg Morris, Swedish Research Specialist
Sponsor: Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado

Geoffrey Fröberg Morris began doing Swedish genealogy over 25 years ago when he was mentored by his mother (a native of Sweden.) He accepted full time employment at the Family History Library in 2000 as a member of the Nordic reference team. Among his work assignments, Geoff has engaged in many archival visits in Sweden. He has authored hundreds of pages into the Family Search Wiki, and routinely presents at conferences. In 2014 he co-founded The Swedish Genealogy Guide, a company focused on empowering others to do Swedish genealogy. He offers tools and instruction through The Swedish Genealogy Guide website, facebook page, and Youtube channel.

This workshop is open to everyone. Presentations will include:

“Getting the Most Out of ArkivDigital” Going beyond the basics of ArkivDigital

“Mantal Tax Records” This new presentation is based on Geoff’s reading the recent Swedish Handbook on the subject. Geoff found the book very useful in finding your land owning ancestors back to the early 1600’s.

“Swedish Place Names” Geoff developed this presentation in response to one of the most frequently asked questions at their help desk. It’s a 12-step approach to identifying what and where is it.



Saturday, November 17
Genealogy Level III  (Classes)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
East Library, Pikes Peak Library District
Instructor: J Richards
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: Unlimited
Restrictions: Genealogy Level I or permission on the instructor. Open to the public. Free.
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253.
 
Area of focus: Military records, Land records, and Court records.
 



Wednesday, December 12
Holiday Party  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
The Venue, Library 21c
Please bring a dish to share.
 
No program -- just a fun time of socializing with our genealogy friends.



Wednesday, February 27, 2019 through Saturday, March 2, 2019
RootsTech 2019  (Conferences)
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Hotel registration is now open.
Conference registration opens 20 Sep 2018.



Wednesday, May 8, 2019 through Saturday, May 11, 2019
National Genealogy Society (NGS) 2019  (Conferences)
St. Charles, MO
 
Hotel registration opens 15 Aug 2018
Conference registration opens 1 Dec 2018



Wednesday, August 21, 2019 through Saturday, August 24, 2019
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2019  (Conferences)
Washington, D.C.