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Saturday, March 21
New Ancestry Tools for DNA Matching and Trees with Greg Liverman  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Ancestry released new ethnicity reference groups in 2018 and 2019 plus some new tools for working with DNA matches and your online trees at RootsTech in February 2019. This lecture reviews these changes. We spend a considerable amount of time delving into the new ethnicity reports, why they are different from your old reports and how to compare them to your genealogy.
 
Minimum Level: Beginner Genetic Genealogist, through Advanced Beginner Genetic Genealogist is recommended



Saturday, April 18
Intro to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Presented by Sunny Morton
 
U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships, overseas birthplaces and other residences and religious lives. From the co-author of the new book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, learn what these records may look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records and access them.
 
Bio: Sunny is an internationally-known genealogy educator: a Contributing Editor for Family Tree Magazine, an official FamilySearch blogger, the NGS-award-winning Editor for Ohio Genealogy News, and a past Contributing Editor at Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems Podcast



Saturday, May 16
Researching World War II Records  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Presented by Sandy Ronayne
 
The Second World War was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries - including all  the great powers - eventually formed two opposing military alliances: The Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The United States entered WWII after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
 
On 6 June 1944 - 'D-Day'- Allied forces launched the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. Codenamed Operation 'Overlord', the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from Nazi occupation.
 
Come to this class to learn how to research WWII records and to honor those of the "Greatest Generation". Everyone is invited to bring WWII heirlooms (pictures, diaries, etc.) to display and share. If you have a family member who participated in D-Day or a woman who was in the military in WWII, please email Sandy at sandyronayne@comcast.net
 
Sandy has been an avid, addicted family historian since 2000. She grew up in a military family - her father was an Air Force pilot and commander. Sandy has identified ancestors and family members who served as US military personnel from the Revolutionary War through the Iraq War. Sandy is the immediate past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society. She has also served as president of the CGS/Computer Interest Group, vice-president/program/chair of the Wales Ireland Scotland England (WISE) Family History Society and is a director at large of the Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Union 1861-1865, and the Society of Civil War families of Ohio, as well as First Families of Ohio.
 



Saturday, June 20
Lost Women  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Presented by Kathy Tarullo
 
Are you struggling trying to find your great grandmother’s maiden name? Finding information on females in our family trees can often be a challenge since most early records were made by men and about men. Come learn specific research technics to help you flesh out the information needed on your family tree. Using FAN research methodology and a wide variety of record types you might just get lucky enough to discover that illusive maiden name.
 
Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor’s in Family History from Brigham Young University and is a recent ProGen 40 graduate.  She is currently on staff with Apex Colorado Recreation District teaching beginning genealogy classes and a Beyond the Basics lecture series.  She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.  Besides searching out ancestors, she loves spending time with her husband, six daughters and 13 grandchildren.



Sunday, August 23 through Sunday, August 30
Salt Lake City Family History Library Research Trip  (Research Trip)
35 N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
 
Join CRCGS members for a research experience at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the largest library of its kind in the world. Rooms have been reserved at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at a discounted rate; join us for a few day or a full week.
 
For more info, click here.