Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society
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The Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society was formed in April 2011 with a mission to promote education and interest in genealogy. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every other month beginning with each January's potluck and 'Show and Tell.'
The Members' Directory is now available on the 'For Members' webpage. If you are a member and don't know the password to access this page, use the form submission box below and send us your name and email and we'll send you the password.
Ongoing: Family Search Indexing Project
Have you found genealogical treasures at FamilySearch.org? Perhaps it is time to pay back or pay forward by being an indexer! For more information about how to be a Family Search indexer, or, if you are already an indexer and would like to join the Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society Group, click on the pdf document below or contact Anna Hopkins-Arnold at aha@RootfindersGR.com
President: Wendy Allen
Vice President: Carole Gomez
Secretary: Eilene Lyon
Treasurer: Ruth Lambert
Board Member at Large: Anna Hopkins-Arnold
Newsletter Editor: Barb Hancock
Let's Talk Genealogy!
We have formed a Google Group for the Society to encourage discussion about genealogy in a somewhat more private forum than our Facebook page. If you would like to join in genealogical discussions, please join our Google Group. Go to groups.google.com. In the search box, type “SWCOGEN” and you will be taken to our group. Click on the blue box that says “Apply to join group.” Our moderator will review your request and add you to the group.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:30 am
Animas Museum, 3065 W. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO
Finding Your Ancestors In Federal Records from the US National Archives (NARA)
- July – Ruth Lambert will give a presentation on Hispano cemeteries followed by our summer picnic
- September – Carole Gomez will discuss Virginia research
- November – Charlie Carrillo on Chimayo
Anna Hopkins-Arnold, PhD. of Rootfinders Genealogy Research will present an overview of the genealogy related Federal records in her lecture “Finding Your Ancestors In Federal Records from the US National Archives (NARA).” Most genealogists are particularly interested in records related to Military Service or other Federal Service, Immigration and Naturalization, Homestead Land Records and, for recent ancestors, records of the Social Security Administration. However, many lesser known record sets are also held by the Federal Government at different repositories of the National Archives. Anna will discuss some of the records most useful to genealogists, where they are found, and how to access them.