Workshop participants will engage in an in-depth look at the Freedom Rides and learn more about southern segregation laws and models of political resistance during the civil rights movement. Special guest Ernest “Rip” Patton, Jr. will share his experiences as a participant in the May 24 Greyhound Freedom Ride which resulted in his imprisonment in Mississippi's Parchman State Penitentiary. Facing History is an educational partner for the PBS American Experience film. Educators register at www.facinghistory.org/denverevents.
Go to http://www.hispaniclegacy.org/conference_2011 for registration information. This will not be the usual "sit down all day and listen seminar.” Participants will not only learn from the presenters, but also from each other. Make connections with people researching similar family lines. Meet others who share an interest in Hispanic culture and heritage. Beginners and experienced genealogy researchers welcome. Come prepared to learn useful historical information and genealogy research techniques.
Learn about the rich military history of Denver's two oldest cemeteries, Fairmount and Riverside, going all the way back to the Civil War, including eight Medal of Honor recipients, the Spanish-American War, and Nisei. Bring an unopened toiletry item to be donated to the Denver Veteran's Hospital for veterans in need. Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteers Garry & Joan O'Hara. www.fairmountheritagefoundation.org.
The Colorado Chapter meets the first Saturday in February, May, August, & November. Most of the meetings are held at the Denver Public Library, Main location, Denver, Colorado. Occasionally, meetings are held at other locations. Visitors are welcomed.
The Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (CAPG) was formed in 1991 to promote and support the objectives of the Association of Professional Genealogists in the State of Colorado. CAPG also provides a forum for exchange of information and ideas among professional genealogists who reside in the State of Colorado.
B2 Conference Center (use Library's East Entrance)
Barbara, a consultant from the Family History Library, will present four one-hour topics on Scottish Research: Do Your Home Work: Exhausting Home & US/Canadian Sources; Scotland on the Internet: How Online Resources Can Help You; Faith of Our Fathers: an In-Depth Look at Scottish Church Records; and Going to Court: Scottish Land, Probate, and Other Court Records. See registration form at the W.I.S.E. website www.wise-fhs.org or pick one up at Western History
Registration is 9am-9:30am
Question? Contact Sandy Ronayne firstname.lastname@example.org 303-750-5002
How I Transcribed a Testament (Will) of 1570 - Dorothy Coltrin
Dorothy, a W.I.S.E. member, will discuss what it took to transcribe "secretary hand" used in the 16th century of Scotland. She will describe various individuals and websites who helped create a modern version of the will and decipher the family structure of Rolland Acoltrane, Mochrum Parish, Wigtownshire, Scotland
British Isles Research at the Denver Public Library with James K. Jeffrey
Think you know the British and Irish resources at the Denver Public Library? Think again. Come explore the hidden resources and treasures awaiting the researcher at the Central Denver Public Library with the man who has winkled, ferreted, marshaled, built and re-imaged one of America's finest local history and genealogy collections.
James K. Jeffrey is the Collection Specialist in Genealogy at the Denver Public Library. He is the 2004 recipient of the P.