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Saturday, October 26
What Would Nancy Drew Do in the Quest for a Missing Family?  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Presented by Ellen Kowitt
 
Researching family history is a lot like solving a Nancy Drew mystery. Join us for an overview showcasing examples and techniques that genealogists use every day as found in the original classic series primarily written by Ohio's own Mildred Wirt  Benson. Although Nancy Drew is popular around the world having been published in over 45 countries in 30 languages, the focus of this lecture is on U.S. records; we’ll go on an adventure exploring old and new tools of the trade, library materials, court records, newspapers, gravestones, incorporating community history, and some very untraditional resources.
 
Ellen Kowitt is Vice President of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado, and a member of the Indian Peaks Chapter NSDAR. She has been researching her own family history for 25 years and enjoys helping others as a mentor. Ellen lectures, publishes articles, and volunteers at the Colorado State Archives indexing naturalization and probate records.



Saturday, November 16
Reconstructing an Eighteenth Century "Metes and Bounds" Neighborhood for Genealogical Research  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Presented by Kirk Woosley Patton
 
This presentation will explore the development of a neighborhood reconstruction project and its benefits for genealogical research. Professional genealogist Kirk Patton will discuss his ongoing effort to plat original land grants in a neighborhood settled in the late 1700’s in Kentucky, and will demonstrate the value of establishing connections between adjacent land owners whose property boundaries were established with "metes and bounds" descriptions. The program will examine the integration of records associated with land ownership, focusing on what those records might reveal about the relationships between neighbors.