2016 Past Monthly Program Topics

2016 Topics

January 21
The Intricacies of Autosomal DNA
A hands-on presentation with members encouraged to bring their Family Tree DNA or Ancestry DNA analysis
Dorothy Coltrin
February 20
Miners, Ranchers & More: Find Your Colorado Roots
Learn about the wide variety of resources available for researching your Colorado ancestors.
Annette Burke Lyttle
March 19
Navigating NARA
This presentation will describe the holdings and research facilities of the National Archives central and regional locations, with a focus on the National Archives at Denver.
Beth Benko
April 16
Searching for Your Irish Roots
The speaker will share her 20 years of research experience and how she found and met her mother’s living relatives in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland.
Marylee Hagen
May 21
Organizing Your Genealogy without Losing Your Mind
This lecture will discuss techniques to organize your genealogy so you will spend more time researching and less time reorganizing.
Julie Miller
June 19
The Dos and Don’ts of Archiving Your Genealogical Material “Clean, Dry, Dark and Cool”
Preserving family treasures is part of many genealogists’ activities.  Shaun Boyd, Archivist with the Douglas County History Research Center, will talk about conditions of storage, common problems with choosing which materials to save, and what to do with all those pesky computer files.
Shawn Boyd
July 16
Annual CRCGS Picnic
Aug 16
DNA Beginner’s Workshop – Focus on Testing
Deena Coutant
Aug 20
Homestead Records and Public Land Survey Systems
This lecture will discuss the Homestead Act of 1862, and help you to understand the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) upon which it was based.
Pat Roberts
Sep 17
Researching US Military Records
The presenter will discuss researching military records in the United States.  He will focus on bounty land warrants, military service records and pension records.
Oct 15
AM DNA Lecture:  The Joys and Perils of DNA Testing
What You Need to Know to Be an Ethical Genetic Genealogist
PM DNA Open House Table:  Ask questions, purchase DNA test kits
Deena Coutant
Oct 15
Falling for Genealogy: A Free Open House 
DNA Intermediate Workshop – Focus on Results

Dec 17

CRCGS Holiday Celebration