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Turner Family, Coat-of-Arms

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Duff Family, Coat-of-Arms

Coat-of-Arms, Price, Wales
Price Family

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Breed Family

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Jones Family

Coat-of-Arms, Quirke, Ireland
Quirke Family,

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Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

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Our Activities

W.I.S.E. members participate in activities beyond our regular meetings. We organize events, make presentations to other family history and genealogy groups and make ourselves available to the Colorado genealogy community. We are a totally independent group, but a member of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies.

Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies

Updated: 10/30/2013

The W.I.S.E. Family History Society is a member of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS). For additional information on the CCGS and its activities, click on the CCGS logo below.

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The CCGS has joined with the 1940 U.S. Federal Census Community Project to help index the 1940 U.S. Federal Census to make it fully searchable on-line. This project began on April 2, 2012. Please consider joining this project as a W.I.S.E. indexer. You can obtain details concerning this project by clicking on the following link: 1940 U.S. Census Community Project

Colorado Irish Festival

Updated: 12/16/2014

We volunteer each Summer at the Colorado Irish Festival and at the Colorado Scottish Festival, offering information about British Isles family history and genealogy. Volunteers are at the heart of these festivals.

The 2015 Colorado Irish Festival will be held at Clement Park in Littleton, on July 10-12, 2015. Details concerning next year's festival are not yet available. Once they are available, you will be able to access them by clicking on the following link: Colorado Irish Festival

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Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City - October 2015

Posted: 12/16/2014

Barb Price JPEGThe annual research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, sponsored by W.I.S.E., will be held the week of October 11-18, 2015. It is open to anyone who wishes to visit the world's greatest genealogy library and work without interruption using online sources, microfilms and books.
The library offers world-class consultants to answer your questions as well as hundreds of computers, more than two million microfilms and books on four floors -- all without charge to the public. Remember... Not everything is online and never will be!

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity. Room reservation are limited so it's first come, first served. Download the registration form by clicking on the link below. Once you have filled it out email it to our Membership Chair, Sandy Breed, or bring it to our next scheduled membership meeting on Saturday, January 26, 2015.

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Past Activities. . .

W.I.S.E. June Field Trip - Central City Cemeteries

Our annual June field trip was held on Saturday, June 14, 2014. This year our members went to Central City to explore its historic cemeteries.

Irish and Scots-Irish Research Seminar - March 2014

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This seminar was presented by Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt, representatives of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, Northern ireland. Topics included:

  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research
  • The Ulster Plantation: Sources for 17th Century Families
  • Records Relating to the Different Churches in Ireland
  • Solving Your Brick-Walls: Practical Internet Tutorial and Resolving Research Queries

Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation and Gillian Hunt is the Research Officer. This impressive presentation will be of value to those researching ancestors in any part of Ireland, as they use examples from both Northern Ireland and the Republic. The UHF is one of the principal genealogical research agencies in Ireland and is a leading publisher of genealogical, historical, and educational books.

If you're interested in learning more about the Ulster Historical Foundation, you can visit their website at:

Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City - April 2014

Updated: 12/16/2014

The annual group research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, sponsored by W.I.S.E., was held the week of April 6-13, 2014. The following photographs were taken on that trip and are shared for your viewing pleasure by Zoe Lappin and Nyla Cartwright:

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Dinner at Lamb's Grill
Beth Marcheschi
Sylvia Tracy-Doolos
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Mary Jo Collins and Sandra Carter-Duff
Assembly Hall in Temple Square Nyla Cartwright, Ginny Haen, Zoe Lappin and Judy Phelps have dinner in the courtyard of the Pantry Restaurant
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Alice and David Sveum in line patiantly waiting for the Family History Library to open at 8 a.m.
Ron Jepson and Sandy Carter-Duff at group lunch in the Church Office Building cafeteria
Sylvia Tracy-Doolos, intensely engaged in research on the third floor of the library, working among American books of a historic and genealogical nature


W.I.S.E. Family History Society,
Denver, Colorado
Since 1983

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