Foothills Genealogical Society Meeting and Program

Event Details

Certified Genealogist Harry Moss will present ”
Sandstone, St. Vrain and the Sand Creek Massacre” in person and online on Wednesday, April 12 at 1:oo p.m.

November 29, 1864, was the deadliest day in Colorado’s history. Dawn was breaking on that cold morning, along a bend in the Big Sandy River of the southeastern Colorado Territory, when the US Army attacked a sleeping Indian camp. More than 230 people, mostly women, children, and elders were killed. For many Cheyenne and Arapaho people, the Sand Creek Massacre isn’t just history, it is family history.

Learn sources for researching Colorado historical events from Certified Genealogist Harry Ross, Past President of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies and a Past President and current member of the Longmont Genealogical Society.

He has been researching his family history since a 1990 visit to Scotland. Harry is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, W.I.S.E. and ISBGFH. He earned a B.S. in Education from the Ohio State University and recently retired from Regal Entertainment Group, one of the largest Motion Picture Theatre companies in the U.S.

Guests are welcome for this free presentation at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO. There is ample parking and accessible entrance. For the ZOOM link, register at Donations welcome.

For 42 years, Foothills Genealogical Society 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. Single and family memberships are available at

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