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Meetings

2016 Membership Meeting Schedule


Our programs are presented by a variety of speakers from along the Front Range of Colorado and beyond. While subjects range from tartans to medieval art, they always focus on taking us away to the British Isles for a little culture and history.

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Meetings:
  • Meeting dates highlighted in red denote that there is no scheduled meeting or the meeting was cancelled. Please check below for revised meeting information.
  • W.I.S.E. traditionally meets a 1:30 p.m., on the the fourth Saturday in the month.
  • An outing is usually scheduled for the fourth Saturday in June, so there is traditionally no W.I.S.E. membership meeting scheduled.
  • Unless otherwise scheduled we do not normally meet in the months of July, August or November. Note: We are considering adding additional meeting months to our monthly meeting schedule to provide continuity and a better level of service for our membership. In the near future, you will be receiving a survey requesting your input on this idea.
  • A holiday social is usually scheduled for the first Saturday in December.
Location:

Our meetings are normally held in the seventh floor training room at the CDPL, 10 W. Fourteenth Avenue Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204. If you need a map for directions to the CDPL or their contact phone numbers, click on the link provided in the left sidebar.

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Meeting Dates & Programs...

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Downtown Denver Pub Crawl

WISE-FHS Annual Field Trip


The Annual WISE-FHS Field Trip this year is a pub crawl on June 18. We will meet at the the Fado Irish Pub at 2:00 visiting it and two other pubs in the vicinity. Each pub will have $6 pints as well as non-alcoholic beverages. We will be taking the 16th Street shuttle and walking to each pub but if you need assistance in getting from one place to another please let us know ahead of time so we can offer some alternative transportation ideas. We need to know if you are planning on joining in on the fun and getting to know some fellow WISE-FHS members and guests. Please call Christine Wright at 303-279-1839 for answers to questions. Be sure to leave your phone number with your message.

There is a parking garage at 18th and Wazee, near our first stop. Public transportation and carpooling are also good options.

Your cost is $10 per person. This will help cover the cost of appetizers at each pub. WISE-FHS will subsidize the cost of food. In addition you will need to pay for your drinks, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. We will collect the $10/person at our first stop.

Who: Members and significant others.

When: June 18th @ 2:00 pm.

Where:


1st Stop: 2:00 pm at Fado Irish Pub - 1735 19th Street. Select the following link to access their Facebook page:

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2nd Stop: approx. 3:00 pm at The Pour House Pub - 1435 Market Street. Select the following link to access their Facebook page:

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3rd Stop: Approx. 4:00 pm at Delany's/Celtic Tavern - 1801 Blake Street. Select the following link to access their Facebook page:

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Central Denver Public Library Tour

James Jeffrey


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TBA

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New England History & Geneaology

John Putnam


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Colonial Migration

Sylvia Tracy-Doolos


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WISE-FHS Holiday Social

Kathleen Pelley - Celtic Muse


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Past Meetings...

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WISE-FHS Annual General Meeting

Meet Your Country Cousins


Following our annual general meeting we broke into groups representing each country in the British Isles. It provided ore members with the opportunity to get to know other members doing research in your country(s) of interest. Select the following link to download a PDF copy of the program flyer:

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Cracking the Code

Greg Liverman


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The use of DNA testing in genealogy, or genetic genealogy, is a rapidly evolving field. Tests can cost a substantial amount of money. This presentation by Greg Liverman, was very informative and was aimed at the genealogist who wants to know what DNA testing is all about and how it can be used. It was not overly technical, but did introduce some of the language of DNA and DNA testing.



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Please Note:
The MS Powerpoint slide presentation, which had been made available by Greg and posted on our Members Only page, has been removed effective May 31, 2016, as was previously agreed.

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What's In a Name? Surnames History and Meanings

Diane Barbour


Diane Barbour's presentation covered surnames from the Norman Conquest in England to modern times, including the history and evolution of surnames. Diane led a discussion of patronymics and their variations from several countries.

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Use Lots of Apples

Annette Burke-Lyttle


Annette's presentation was about using historic cookbooks as a genealogical source. Attendees learned how cookbooks can provide genealogy and family history information that you might not be able to find in other sources.

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A Dark and Stormy Genealogy No Longer

Dina Carson


Although we’d all like to write the next great American family history, few of us find it easy. The key is in learning a few tips from fiction and a few more from creative non-fiction–when to use them and when not to–to make the story of your family come to life and keep the reader engaged from beginning to end. If discussing points of view leaves you queasy, and determining plot points leaves you puzzled, Dina Carson presented a road map from rambling to readable.

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

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