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 every other month. Please visit the "Society News" webpage to read recaps of previous meetings.


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

Anna Hopkins-Arnold, the presenter at the March 8, 2014 meeting.
Photo by Julie Pickett
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2014 Term

President: Ruth E. Lambert
Vice President: Julie A. Pickett
Secretary: Eilene Lyon
Treasurer: Robert McDaniel
Newsletter Editor: Chris Brussat
Next meeting: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at the Animas Museum


The Animas City Cemetery is the oldest existing community cemetery in La Plata County and the only remaining cemetery that pre-dates the establishment of Durango. The cemetery is associated with Animas City (established in 1876) and it is an important historic reminder of that early settlement. Please join us as local cemetery researcher Julie Pickett shares fascinating information about this cemetery along with highlights of the genealogical research she conducted on the pioneers who were laid to rest in it.