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Meetings

2015 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 working on adding these previously no-meeting months to our monthly meeting schedule to provide continuity and a better level of service for our membership.
  • 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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Irish Miners in Leadville and Beyond

Dr. James Walsh


Dr. James Walsh, co-authored Irish Denver, a book about the history of Irish culture in Colorado

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The W.I.S.E. Way to Say Goodbye

Sylvia Tracy-Doolos


Sylvia will discuss the British Isles traditions and records surrounding death and burial.

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Colorado Springs Mining Museum and Tea at Glen Eyre

Field Trip


A field trip to Colorado Springs is planned to visit the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, followed by a tea at Glen Eyrie Castle.

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WISE-FHS Summer School

Genealogy/Family History Training Class


Note: This denotes a proposed change in our traditional meeting schedule. A description of the training program will be posted when it's available.

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WISE-FHS Summer School

Genealogy/Family History Training Class


Note: This denotes a proposed change in our traditional meeting schedule. A description of the training program will be posted when it's available.

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World War I Heirloom Sharing Program

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Members will share their Word War I heirlooms and stories relating to their ancestors from the British Isles.


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Understanding the British Army

Ed Storey


A description of the program will be posted when it's available.

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Guy Fawkes Afternoon Tea

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Note: This denotes a proposed change in our traditional meeting schedule. A description of this proposed event will be posted when it's available.

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W.I.S.E. Holiday Social

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A description of the program will be posted when it's available.

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Past Meeting Dates & Programs...

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W.I.S.E. Annual Meeting

British Isles Heirloom Sharing and Knees Up Tea


Members shared their heirlooms and stories about their British Isles ancestors and heritage.

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Path to the Past: Using Periodical Literature in Genealogical Research (PERSI)

Diane Barbour


Periodical literature is one of the most often overlooked sources in written literature. The Periodical Source Index is the way you open the door to this source.

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Understanding the Anglican Church

Barbara Price


Barbara Price described paths to Anglican records and their information about our ancestors. Anglican membership is an estimated 80 million souls, making it the third largest Christian denomination in the world. Bound together by shared tradition, its beliefs are written in the Holy Bible and the Articles of Religion. The 1662 English Book of Common Prayer forms the historical basis for most Anglican liturgy. Select the following links to download a copy of the program flyer and/or presenter's handout:

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Denver, Colorado
Since 1983

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