No plane ticket necessary! Boarding pass and carry-on not needed!
Been enjoying The Learning Channel’s TLC Who Do You Think You Are? series! Have enjoyed watching Cynthia Nixon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the McAdams sisters and Valerie Bertinelli discover facts about their ancestors. My frustration with shows like WDYTYA? is that instead of going to the local library to explore their roots they get on airplanes and fly across the globe. Suppose frequent flyer miles make for great television, but are not a sound research method.
Over the course of the next few months, you have the opportunity to hear and interact with some of the best genealogical lecturers in the country. The following folks are coming to a library or lecture hall near you. Now frequent flyer miles will come into play as local societies bring in these wonderful speakers for you. After all, someone has to pay for a plane ticket and lecture fees. There are minor charges for these events. The exception being Barbara Vines Little, as the Denver Public Library is underwriting this event through the generosity of the estate of Joane Classen, former genealogy specialist in the Genealogy Collection at DPL.
Rose Lerer Cohen, PhD will be at the JCC on Sunday, 7 September, sponsored by Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado for additional information go to
John Colletta, PhD will be at DPL on Saturday 13 September, sponsored by Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and hosted by WHG. For additional information about CCGS and this event visit cocouncil.org
Barbara Vines Little is coming to DPL on Saturday, 27 September. This will be the third annual event sponsored by Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Collection, Joane Classen Lecture. To register for this free event, email your contact information to BarbaraVinesLittleEvent@gmail.com
J. Mark Lowe is not to be missed. He and I are identical twins from different mothers. Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Resort in Aurora is where you need to be Saturday, 4 October, Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society "http://crcgs.org/rmgs/
Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will lecture about all things German, Saturday, 25 October. Sponsored by Colorado Chapter, Palatines to America and hosted by WHG, the flyer can be found at http://www.palam.org/palam_update/resources/copalam-fall-flyer.pdf.