Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society
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All rights reserved.  2018 Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society
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 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

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Current Board

President: Wendy Allen
Vice President: Carole Gomez
Secretary: Eilene Lyon
Treasurer: Ruth Lambert
Board Member at Large: John Peel
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 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.
Next Society Meeting:

Saturday, July 14th
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
Pine River Library  in Bayfield


SWCOGEN and the Archuleta County Genealogical Society are co-hosting Henrietta Martinez Christmas, President of the New Mexico Genealogical Society and award winning author well known for her genealogical and historical research. 

Sessions will include:

~Hispanic Genealogy—is it different?
~How to use Catholic church records in     New Mexico
~Camino Real, from Mexico City to Santa Fe
~Land Grants in the Hispanic Southwest 

The day includes our summer salad potluck lunch hosted by the Society. Hope you can attend! Click here for the flier.
2018 Meeting Schedule & Locations

June 23, 2018, 1:30-2:45 Intro to DNA Testing @ Durango Public Library

July 14, 2018, Time TBD    Special Program & Potluck @ Bayfield Library

Sept. 08, 2018, 10:30      Regular Meeting @ Durango Public Library

Oct. 2018 Date/Time TBD     Drop-in Session 

Nov. 10, 2018, 10:30        Annual meeting @ Durango Rec Center
Click here for a flier and registration form.
DNA Graphic by Zephyris