Western History & Genealogy Blog


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.

Mark Your Calendar!

Lloyd Bockstruck - Americas' favorite librarian

What has 200 legs, 100 heads, and a gazillion braincells?

A room full of genealogists listening to Lloyd Bockstruck!

British Isles Bibliographies

British Isles Bibliographies

Not sure which book or web site to consult?

Those getting started with British Isles research have a handful of fresh bibliographies to consult. Focusing on beginners staff have created basic guides for those researching their Welsh, Ir

Phone Books and City Directories

Weld County Directory

Project reveals hidden towns

Silt, Colorado can be found on a map but where will you find phone numbers or city directory entries for area residents?

James Jeffrey makes genealogy cool

James Jeffrey makes genealogy cool

Around here we think genealogy is pretty awesome, and nobody makes it cooler that our veteran Genealogy Specialist, James Jeffrey.

Tune in on Sunday, July 31 to watch James chat with 9News reporter Kyle Clark about genealogy research and the collection here at DPL.


Beginning Genealogy Class This Weekend

Lou-Jean Rehn, CG

Join us this Saturday, 12 March 2011, for Beginning Genealogy with Certified Genealogist Lou-Jean Rehn.

If you have ever been interested in beginning a search into your family’s past, or if you’re already a seasoned genealogist looking for new tips and tricks, Beginning Genealogy Class is

Tusen Tak

Great big shout out to the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado!


Their recents gifts of books are trickling back in from the catalogers and are available for researchers. They include the following books:

Happy Birthday George Washington

So, when is George Washington's birthday?

George was born 11 February 1731 in what is now Westmoreland Co., Virginia. But isn't his birthday on 22 February?

Did you go to Gove in 1924?

Did you go to Gove in 1924?
Did you go to Gove in 1924?

These folks did.

Sure we have lots of old photos, but ...

This one has names of each individual on the back.

Don't you wish your grandparent went to Gove?


Faces of America on PBS

Faces of America on PBS

Reaction to “Faces of America” on PBS by an archivist-genealogist-librarian.

This series is delightful for what it does in creating an interest in the world of genealogy, but it makes the whole process look way too easy. Every time professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.