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.
Next meeting: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at the Durango Public Library
This meeting will feature a panel discussion of three of the more popular paid genealogy subscription sites: Ancestry, Fold3 and GenealogyBank. Although there is overlapping record coverage between the three sites, each of them has its own strengths. Find out what these are and which of these sites would be most helpful in your own personal research. Our hope is that you will leave this meeting knowing where you will get the most bang for your genealogical buck.
Have you completed the Members' Directory Questionnaire?
If not, please take a moment to complete it and return it to Marti as soon as possible. We are hoping to complete the directory by December 2012. Click on the icon below to open the Microsoft Word document.
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
Above: Ann Butler (center) of The Durango Herald gave a talk on obituaries at the September 2012 meeting. Since 2004, Ann has written more than 6,500 obits and helped hundreds of people on genealogical quests seeking older ones.
Below: Obituary slide presentation by Ann Butler of The Durango Herald.
President: Ruth E. Lambert
Vice President: Julie A. Pickett
Secretary/Treasurer: Jill Seyfarth
Newsletter Editor: Chris Brussat