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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.
Irish and Scots-Irish Research Seminar - March 2014
This seminar is presented by Fintan Mullan and Gillian
Hunt, representatives of the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast,
Northern ireland. Topics include:
- 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.
The seminar is scheduled on Saturday March 8, 2014, from
9:30am until 4pm. The materials fee is $35 and lunch is on your own...
Brown bags are okay. Please download, complete and mail in the attached
seminar flyer/registration form. If you have questions, lease contact Sandy Ronayne.
Seminar Flyer/Registration Form
combine our November and December program meetings on the first
Saturday in December for a social gathering featuring food and drink
from the lands of our ancestors.
The program for our Holiday Social this
year is called "Christmas in Wales" and will be held on Saturday,
December 7, 2013. At this social, the "Colorado Welsh Society" will perform a variety of Welsh poems, songs, dance and
stories. The meeting will also include a holiday
celebration with festive
desserts. Click on the
document link below to download a copy of the program flyer.
Christmas in Wales
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.
Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City - 2014
Sorry, the trip is now full. Please contact travel agent Sally Garcia if you would like to place your name on a waiting list, either by email to Atlas Travel, or by phone at 303-234-1040.
The annual group research trip to the Family History
Library in Salt
Lake City, sponsored by W.I.S.E., will be the week of April 6-13, 2014.
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 2 million
microfilms and books on four floors -- all without charge to the
public. Remember: Not everything is online and never will be.
W.I.S.E. Annual Field Trip - National Archives
Wednesday, June 26,
The W.I.S.E. field trip to the Denver regional branch
of the National Archives and Records Administration was a sell-out with
27 members car-pooling to Broomfield to tour the facility, which opened
in April 2012. An archivist opened our program with a description of
record types held there. Questions from the audience and a tour of the
storage area and research and lecture rooms followed.
lunch, some members stayed to use the computers and take advantage of
the assistance from staff and volunteers. One member's description --
"an amazing facility" -- summed up the group's opinion of the new
quarters. Sandy Carter-Duff organized the day's activities.
Salt Lake City Research Trip - 2013
2013 annual group
research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, was
scheduled the week of April 14 - 20, 2013. This group research trip
continues to offer our members one of the best opportunities all year
access genealogical resources that could help them solve some of those
family history questions.
Member's photographs taken during this year's annual research trip to
Salt Lake City
|Zoe Lappin doing
research on a microfiche reader.
smiling for the camera while doing research.
|From left to right: Karen Zink, Zoe
Lappin, Mary Jo Collins and Dorothy Coltrin.
|Joan LeFevre and her sister Jean
Pfannestiel working at a compter
|Dorothy Coltrin enjoying her research
|Beautiful flowers in Temple Square.
|Mary Ann Larson talking with a
consultant at the research help desk
|Alice and David Sveum taking a moment to
smile for the camera
|Pat Jakel engrossed in her research
|Kendrick KIng taking a moment to share a
|Sandra & Duane Carter-Duff with
|Ron Jepson working on a computer with a
Family History Library research volunteer
|Mary Jo Collins digging through the
right: Zoe Lappin, Pat Jakel, Karen Zink, Mary Jo Collins, Nyla
Cartwright and Sandra Carter-Duff, having lunch together at the Church
Office Building Cafeteria
Zink taking a moment to acknowledge the camera
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 12-14, 2013. If any W.I.S.E. member took pictures at this years
festival, I would be pleased to post them here for everyone's enjoyment.
Next year's Colorado Irish Festival will be held in
Clements 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