History and Genealogy

Doors Open Denver

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

When the city of Harman was founded southeast of Denver, the citizens could have had no idea of the changes that their little town would see in the years to come. After becoming part of Denver, then becoming a town dump, retail gold would rise from the trash in the form of the Cherry Creek Mall. There's very little of Harman left, but we'll explore its history before looking into just how Cherry Creek got so exclusive, with architecture and energy to spare. Join us for a 45-minute presentation at the Ross-Cherry Creek Library, with time afterward for general questions.

Genealogy: Exploring Your Roots

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join James Jeffrey, DPL Genealogy Specialist, in Exploring Your Roots. Discover research tools and methods for family historians.

Lecture by Holly Guise: Alaska Native Women's Activism During WWII

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History and Genealogy
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Gates Meeting Room - Level 5

A Yale scholar, Holly Guise is an expert in Alaska Native women's history and the fluidity of social, racial, and cultural boundaries in the 20th century.

Lecture with John Carson: Buffalo Hunting with Kit Carson at Bent's Fort

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History and Genealogy
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Gates Meeting Room - Level 5

John Carson, of the National Park Service, is following in his ancestor's footsteps and works at the original Bent's Fort. Mr. Carson will transport attendees to the excitement of a big game buffalo hunt.

Dr. Gary Roberts. Colorado and the Burden of Sand Creek. Lecture.

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History and Genealogy
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
5th Level, Gates Meeting Room

Dr. Gary Roberts. Colorado and the Burden of Sand Creek. Join Dr. Roberts as he explores a tragic chapter of American West history and what it means for Colorado today.

Dr. Tom Noel. Color-oddities: Strangest Things About the Highest State. Lecture.

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History and Genealogy
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 5, Gates Meeitng Room

Dr. Tom Noel. Color-oddities: Strangest Things About the Highest State.
Dr. Noel will introduce attendees to the people, creatures, and other Colorado curiosities you have to see to believe. Part of the Tesoro Lecture series.

Irish and Scots-Irish Research Seminar

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History and Genealogy
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Ulster Historical Foundation

This seminar is presented by Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, representatives of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Topics include:
-Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
-The Ulster Plantation: Sources for 17th Century Families
-Records Relating to the Different Churches in Ireland
-Solving Your Brick-Walls: Practical Internet Tutorial and Resolving Research Queries

An Evening with Molly Brown

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Beehive

Join us for a tea party with Molly Brown as she traces her life from her early childhood in Hannibal, Missouri to Leadville, Colorado where she met and married J.J., and finally to her days of glory in Denver and New York.

The Struggle of Syria with Active Minds

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Since gaining its independence from the French in 1946, Syria has had a rocky and troubled history and recent events are no exception. Located in one of the most conflict-ridden parts of the world, Syria's turmoil has involved both its regional neighbors as well as its own internal factions that have made self-rule a challenging goal. Join Active Minds as we seek to understand Syria's history and recent atrocities and how this informs current and future challenges for this pivotal player in the Middle East.

Computer Interest Group Colorado Genealogical Society

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History and Genealogy
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Training Room - 7th floor

"New Technologies Used In Genealogical Research"
Internet sites demonstrated will be Ancestry.com, My Heritage.com, Find my past, findagrave.com, Genealogy Bank, Mocavo and Social Media sites.
Presented by: S. Kelly Glenn

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