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: Robert McDaniel
Newsletter Editor: Chris Brussat
Next meeting: Saturday, January 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Location to be determined

The next Society meeting will be our annual winter potluck and 'Show and Tell.'  We encourage members to share parts of their family history and the research that was involved in acquiring that history. Displays are very much welcome and each person will have a few minutes to talk to the members about their displays if desired. If you have something you would like to present, please use the submission box below to tell us a little bit about it.
Beginning Genealogy
December 5, 2015 ~ 9am to noon at the Durango Public Library

A good foundation is the key to success in any endeavor. Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society member Julie Pickett will teach you how to lay a solid foundation for your family research and show you how to start hunting for genealogical gems.

In this three hour seminar you will learn the following key components:

1) Creating a Family Tree 
2) Organizing Genealogical Documents 
3) Analyzing Genealogical Evidence 
4) Hands-on Internet research for vital, census, military, immigration, newspaper and other records.

​A limited number of laptops will be available so we encourage you to bring your own if possible.

Registration will open November 20th and must be done through the library’s Event Calendar.