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 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: 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 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, November 11, 2017 at 10:30 am
Animas Museum, 3065 W. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO

Dr. Charles M. Carrillo will speak to our group about Abiquiu Pueblo, New Mexico. Dr. Carrillo is an artist, author and archaeologist. He is chiefly known for creating art using Spanish colonial techniques. He is the winner of the National Heritage Fellowship Award given by the National Endowment for the Arts. He has work in many permanent collections across the U.S. including the Smithsonian, the Museum of International Folk Art and the Denver Museum of Art.

We will also be holding our election of officers at the annual meeting in November. Both the president and secretary’s positions will be open for nominations. Self-nominations are welcome. 

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Drop-In Session ~ April 14, 2018

We will be hosting a Drop-In Session on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. at the Durango Public Library Main Level Meeting Room. Sessions offer one-on-one coaching to help start a family tree or to assist with genealogy questions. Sessions are free. Please join us!