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.


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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, July 12, 2014 10:30 a.m. at the Animas Museum

Eric Broderson, the president of the Archuleta County Genealogical Society, will speak on “Lessons & Experiences in Searching Family Hispanic Roots.”  Eric has conducted extensive research on the Santa Cruz family from Sonora, Mexico. Eric’s wife, Cora Mary Santa Cruz Broderson, inspired his work and he has studied Catholic church and civil records, and the history of the Sonora River Valley as it relates to the history of the American Southwest. In addition, he has tracked down clues from books, online data bases and significant repositories. In 2010, they traveled to Spain to learn about the Spanish New World. They visited the Old Ship Yard at Barcelona, the Spanish New World Archives in Sevilla, and the Prado in Madrid. Eric and Cora are very knowledgeable and you don’t want to miss this presentation!