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Join our W.I.S.E Family
History Group on Facebook.
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
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.
The CCGS has joined with
the 1940 U.S.
Federal Census Community Project to help index the 1940 U.S. Federal
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.
Colorado Irish Festival
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
year, the Colorado Irish Festival was held at
Clement Park in Littleton, on
July 11-13, 2014. You can obtain
details concerning next year's festival by clicking on the following
link: Colorado Irish
Past Activities. . .
W.I.S.E. June Field Trip - Central City
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
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
- The Ulster Plantation: Sources for 17th Century
- 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: http://www.ancestryireland.com/
Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City - April 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,
It was open to anyone who wished to visit the world's greatest
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 2 million
microfilms and books on four floors -- all without charge to the
public. Remember... Not everything is online and never will be.
The following photographs were shared by Zoe Lappin and
at Lamb's Grill
Jo Collins and Sandra Carter-Duff
Hall in Temple Square
Cartwright, Ginny Haen, Zoe Lappin and Judy Phelps have
dinner in the courtyard of the Pantry Restaurant
and David Sveum in line patiantly waiting for the Family History
Library to open at 8 a.m.
Jepson and Sandy Carter-Duff at group lunch in the Church Office
Tracy-Doolos, intensely engaged in research on the third floor of the
library, working among American books of a historic and genealogical