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Saturday, January 15, 2022
Our European Ancestors’ Voyage to America  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Katherine R Wilson
Learn about your immigrant ancestors' voyage from Europe to the United States, and how those journeys changed from the 18th century through the 20th century. How did our ancestors prepare for the journey? What immigration restrictions and quota laws did they face? How were ports of departure and arrival chosen? What was the ticket cost? How long would the journey take, and what were the expected ship accommodations?
*** This lecture will NOT be video recorded. Please be in attendance to hear Katherine's captivating message of our ancestors' journey across the ocean. Her handout will be available in our Members Only section of the website for 30 days.

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Irish Genealogy  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom

Presented by Michael Brophy

A broad overview of Irish genealogy is presented with all three major religious groups presented: Catholic, Presbyterian and  Anglican.

The lecture will start with the central event in the history of Irish genealogy, the destruction of the Public records Office in Dublin on June 30, 1922. As a result, unique challenges and realistic expectations for Irish ancestral research will be discussed. Vital records, immigration documentation, and unique resources will be presented. Examples are used to emphasize key principals and record holdings such as the lineage of notable Irish-American Grace Kelly. The overall goal of the lecture is to give attendees practical guide to finding the origins of their Irish ancestors in a broad overview lecture.

To read Michael's bio, click 'Learn More'

Saturday, March 19, 2022
For Better or For Worse: Marriage, Separation and Divorce  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Presented by Carol Darrow
Marriage, separation and divorce have shaped the lives of all of our ancestors and their descendants. What started out as a dream of love and happiness may have turned into a nightmare of arguments, separation, divorce or desertion. Record forms changed over the centuries and finding records of those events, both happy and sad, are the challenge of the genealogist. 
Carol Cooke Darrow is a professional genealogist who works as a lecturer and researcher. She has a degree in history from the University of Texas and is the co-author of The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records published in 2007.  Carol also teaches Beginning Genealogy at the Denver Public Library and facilitates the WriteNOW family history writing group at DPL. She also volunteers at the National Archives branch in Broomfield, CO.  She is available for personal consultations at