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Saturday, July 20
"The Early 1900's and the First Families of Denver" Historic Denver Bus Tour  (Event)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
The 1800's in Denver meant growth and tumult.  Following a financial crisis, the 1900's promised great things to come.  Powerful families would guide Denver with kid gloves... and sometimes brute force.  An influx of immigrants brought energy, determination, new customs, and new problems. 
 
Join CRCGS and Denver History Tours on a special air-conditioned coach tour. Get acquainted with the city's First Families and discover the indelible marks they left on the city and it's residents. 
 
Lunch, snacks and drinks included
$40 members / $45 non-members 
Registration Required.
 
Pay by PayPal
 
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Send a check, clearly marked "Bus Tour" to
PO BOX 1881 Castle Rock CO 80104
Your payment will secure your reservation.
 



Saturday, August 17
Introduction to Genealogical Publishing: From Piles of Research to Proudly Read  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
Presented by Dina Carson
 
If you're thinking of writing or publishing a genealogy or family history, knowing your options is a good first step. In Genealogical Publishing: From Piles of Research to Proudly Read, we'll talk about the four types of publishers and which option is best for genealogists. We'll look at the three different ways of publishing and give you some options for creating a book in print, in an electronic form or publishing online. If you're going to go the print route (and everyone should print at least a few copies for the genealogical libraries around the country), we'll talk about what kind of printer you should work with. Finally, we'll discuss the four stages of a publishing project which should give you some creative ideas for putting together your family history and what you need to do to complete your project.



Saturday, September 21
Pushing Back the Clock: Finding pre-1850 Census Substitutes  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Philip S. Miller Library, 100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
 
For many of us, the most interesting pasts of our family tree are the distant branches of people form long ago.  Unfortunately, common sources like census or church records become more sparse as we fo back in time. The presentation will focus on where and how to find earlier documents.  Ed is a big believer in going back to the source, rather than copying the trees of others.  He will discuss how to find early church records, older printed documents  with a focus on overseas ancestors.
 
 
Ed Storey grew up in Rochester, NY where he worked for General Motors for 40 years.  With his wife Nancy, he has lived in El Paso and Beijing before choosing Colorado Springs. Ed writes article for magazines such as Internet Genealogy and Your Genealogy Today.  His ancestral searches are primarily in England, India and Germany, as well as North Carolina.
 



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
 
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.