OLTHLRC promotes an interest in and the study of lives, times, cultures, traditions, ancestries, and histories of the peoples who emigrated to New Spain and New Mexico, many of whom still have descendants in New Mexico, Colorado, California, Texas, Arizona, and Northern New Mexico http://www.hispaniclegacy.org
Scots-Irish Research: John Mears
John will discuss Scots-Irish (also known as Ulster Irish) immigration from the 1600s to the 1800s and associated research techniques.
Outrageous Molly Brown: Janet Kalstrom
Janet will provide an interpretation of Margaret (Molly) Brown that will include information on her Irish heritage. She will be dressed as Molly. Janet will also talk about the Titanic and answer questions.
British Isles Immigration Through Ellis Island: Zoe Lappin
You’re Not in Kansas Any More: Essential Resources for Research in Urban Areas
But…It’s Not Where it is Supposed to Be!
Lost Children: Orphans, Vagrants, Delinquents, Half-Orphans, Dependents, Surrendered, Adopted
National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers 1866-1938
The WriteNOW! informal writing group. This is the third year for the group but newcomers are welcome to join any session. We'll start by helping people get over the fear of writing about their lives and the lives of their ancestors and then start work on a personal project.
This is a one-time basic course for the beginner, repeated each month. (NO CLASSES IN July and August. Classes resume in September). Attendees will be introduced to thinking genealogically through the exploration of the following:
Stacks of Paper: How to Organize
Home Sources, Paper, People
Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets
W5 - 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
Celebrate National Architecture month by learning about the many prominent Denver Architects who chose Fairmount as their final resting place, including Franke Edbrook, Temple Hoyne Buell, Burnham F. Hoyt, and Reinhard Schuetze. Presented by Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteer Tom Morton.
This weekend marks the 152nd anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. Riverside Cemetery, the oldest operating cemetery in Denver, is home to more than 1,200 Civil War veterans, including three Medal of Honor recipients, soldiers that fought with the "Colored Troops," and even some Confederates. Hear some of their stories, presented by the Fairmount Heritage Foundation.
Ann Komara, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado at Denver, discusses her new book which explores acclaimed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin's urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s.