Foothills Genealogical Society Class

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Dina Carson, historian and genealogist,  will present a free online class, “Attics and Archives, Or What You Will Miss if You’re Stuck Like Glue to Ancestry,” on Tuesday, April 25, at 1:00 p.m.

While is one of the most useful tools for genealogical research, if you haven’t ventured beyond the confines of your computer, you have no idea what you’re missing.

A trip through an attic, while dusty perhaps, can yield never before seen or published records. The courthouse holds much more than the tax and land records.

Major archives held by the state, county, town or University often pay the best dividends for your research time and money. But archives also can be found in businesses, schools, clubs, churches, hospitals, and a whole host of organizations.

There is great value in getting out into the community where your ancestors once lived — an experience you’ll miss if you do all of your research from your desk.

Dina Carson has been involved in genealogy for more than three decades, and is currently the coordinator of the Boulder Pioneers Project, a comprehensive look at the original source documents for Boulder County during the Territorial period (1859-1876). She is the author of more than 100 annotated indexes of Boulder County source materials.

Dana lectures frequently to genealogical societies throughout the state and is working with the Colorado State Archives on state-wide indexing projects. She is the author of 10 books about publishing and genealogy.

Guests are welcome for this free online presentation. For the ZOOM link, register at Donations welcome. Single and family memberships  available.

For 42 years, FhGS has supported genealogical research with educational programs, classes and field trips and by preserving and publishing historical records from Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties.

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