This is a one-time basic course for the beginner, repeated each month. Attendees will be introduced to thinking genealogically through the exploration of the following:
Stacks of paper: How to organize
Home Sources: Paper and People
Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets
Be a Detective
Beginning Internet Sources
Six Major Record Groups
Attendees should dress comfortably. Consider bringing a seat cushion, bottled water, and a sack lunch (there will be a 30 minute lunch break).
Instructor: Lou-Jean Rehn, CG
Find out how to create a simple map while incorporating the traditional cartographic elements; neat lines, cartouches, legends, compass roses and more. Your map will be of a memory or a dream, real or imagined territory. When it is finished, we will fold it into a small pop-up map fold so you can fit it in your pocket.
Small Classroom, Community Technology Center - Level 4
DPL's online catalog has a host of invaluable features for the devoted genealogical and historical researcher, including the creation of lists, call number texts, and distinguishing between items in closed and open stacks. Come for tips, tricks, and hacks, and leave with new skills to server your research!
We will view on-line videos of courses on researching families in Ireland, narrated by Evva Benson Housley, of the Family History Library. We will follow each presentation, ranging from 30 to 40 minutes, with a discussion of the topic facilitated by experienced W.I.S.E. researchers. A materials fee of $5 per class will cover the cost of photocopying handouts. Each class will build on information presented in previous classes, and attendance at all four is encouraged. The schedule:
The Creating Your Community web site is a new way to explore, connect, and share your stories and photos about Colorado with others in your community. You can also link to our digital collections and curate your community. Join us to learn all about this new social archive from DPL.
Denver citizens such as Speer, Iliff, Lowry, Elitch, Boettcher, and Griffith are all well-known names in Colorado history. Hear the stories about them that didn't make it into your history books! Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteer Tom Morton. www.fairmountheritagefoundation.org.
Kermit Shields, retired geologist and Dinosaur Ridge volunteer, will share the Denver area's rich history of dinosaur discovery. Dinosaur fossils are still being discovered here in the 21st century! We will discuss historical discoveries from the Denver area and talk about where you can find out about Denver dinosaurs today.
Hear the story of the historic Fort Logan Field Officer's Quarters near Quincy and Lowell. The 3-story brick home, built in 1889 on Officer's Row, which still stands, is now a museum and has been designated a Denver Landmark. Fort Logan's story began in 1887 with the arrival of troops at the new "Camp Near the City of Denver." Over the years, thousands of soldiers and airmen enlisted, served, and were separated at Fort Logan until the post closed in 1946.
Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about the women, well-behaved and not, that made history in Colorado. Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteers Joan & Garry O'Hara. www.fairmountheritagefoundation.org.