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Friday, January 31
Sponsored Visit to the Colorado State Archives - Tour and Opportunity for Research  (Field Trip)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
1313 Sherman Street, Room 120
Tour of the Facility:
The tour, conducted by Paul Levit, State Archivist, will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 1-1½ hours.  Members are encouraged to carpool as parking is at a premium downtown.
-See driving directions below.
  • The Research Center is located on the 1st floor
  • No refreshments of any kind are permitted in the Center
  • Lockers are available at no cost for storing bags, computers, etc.
Lunch Break:
      We will break for lunch about 12:00 p.m.
      Panera Bread is one block east of the State Archives building on Grant Street
      Soups, salads, sandwiches, Panini, & pasta dishes are all available at modest prices
Independent Research:
The Archives normally do not pull records on Fridays due to staff limitations. However, if you do want to do some research at the Archives after the tour, please go online and fill out a request for records and they will be made available for you at the conclusion of the tour. You may stay as long as you desire, however they do close at 4:00 p.m.  
Records available include, but are not limited to: Birth, Census, City Directories, Death, Divorce, Marriage, Naturalization, Probate, School, & Supreme Court Bar Admissions. The Archives also houses a collection of military records pertaining to Colorado.
There is no charge for independent research conducted at the Archives. Research assistance is available. However, there are fees associated with these requests.
      1313 Sherman Street, Room 120
      Denver, Colorado 80203
      Plan to leave the Philip S. Miller Library no later than 09:00 a.m.
      Enter I-25 North toward Denver
      Take the Colfax Avenue exit (Exit 210A) (29.3 mi)
      Turn onto Colfax Avenue East (1.9 mi)
            This will route you around the State Capitol building
      Turn right onto Broadway (0.1 mi)
      Take 1st left onto East 14th Avenue (0.1 mi)
      Turn right onto Sherman Street for 1½ blocks (0.1 mi)
      Cross 13th Avenue & enter the Republic Parking facility on right
            Northwest corner of Sherman and 12th Street
            Estimated driving time is 35-45 minutes
      Park in any open space and walk back to the Archives
            Parking Rates: $5 / hour but a $10 / maximum charge for the day
      Limited metered parking is available on the street, but has a 2 hour maximum time

Saturday, February 15
Using Charts to Connect the Dots: Timelines, Identity Charts, and FAN Club Charts  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Presented by Carol Darrow
Charts are for problem-solving and can be crafted to fit your needs. Timelines that include the dates of events and the age of the person can help you avoid 9-year-old fathers or children born years after the death of the mother. Identity charts help to highlight differences between people of the same name who live in the same place. FAN Club charts help you identify the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of your ancestor.
Carol Cooke Darrow has been a BCG Certified Genealogist for the past 15 years. She is a past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society in Denver and currently volunteers at the Denver Public Library on Tuesdays and the National Archives in Broomfield on Thursdays.

Saturday, March 21
New Ancestry Tools for DNA Matching and Trees with Greg Liverman  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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
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, June 20
Lost Women  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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.