Western History & Genealogy Blog

Genealogy

Who are Your Ancestors?

Service Class 1919

You've heard the commercial " You don't even have to know what you're looking for... you just have to start looking." We can show you how to start!

The second Saturday of most months we offer a beginning genealogy class.

Instructor Lou-Jean Rehn, CG will show you how to think genealogically.

What to do When it Snows in Denver

What to do When it Snows in Denver
What to do When it Snows in Denver

Why come on down to the Central Denver Public Library of course!

Some people stay home when it snows but Denverites are tough folks.  So get in your SUV or mega truck and come on down to the Central Library and explore your neighborhood, track your ancestor

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?
Martin Sheen

Learn how to research like a celebrity!

 

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 3 airs on NBC Channel 9 this Friday at 7pm local time.

Visit Your Ancestral Village--Without Leaving Home

Visit Your Ancestral Village--Without Leaving Home

This is one talk you will not want to miss!

 

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker...

Scottish Dancers Z-227

Did your family come from the British Isles?

Bring your heirlooms from your British Isles ancestors to share with other members.

Pirate, teacher, choir master, dairy maid: who's in your family tree?

Pirate, teacher, choir master, dairy maid: who's in your family tree?

We all have a past...

... discover how to turn it into history.

Instructor Lou-Jean Rehn, CG will show you how to think genealogically.

Revolutionary Ancestors

Revolutionary Ancestors

What do Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama, Halle Berry, Ashley Judd, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Meryl Streep have in common?

They all descend from radicals from the third quarter of the eighteenth century.  Yes, they all descend from patriots of the American Revolution.

Microfilm scanners are here!

Microfilm scanners are here!

 We have new microform readers!  Let’s get digital.

Big news: the Western History & Genealogy department is now home to several new microfilm/microfiche scanners.  These machines are great.

Manuscript Monday: The Bowman/White Family Papers

Bowman-White House, Georgetown

Welcome to 12 September 2011’s Manuscript Monday.  Today we are showcasing the Bowman/White Family Papers. 

The Bowman/White House in Georgetown, Colorado was built by John Henry Bowman and his wife Lavinia Potts Bowman in 1891-1892.

FamilySearch Film Ordering Changes

Film and fische ordering

Create your own FamilySearch account and order film.

Patron-placed FamilySearch film and fiche orders begin 21 September 2011.