Monthly Membership Meetings

desk_calendar_pngThe W.I.S.E. Family History Society (WISE-FHS) traditionally holds its monthly membership meetings on the the fourth Saturday in the month, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Our meetings are normally held in the seventh floor training room at the Denver Central Public Library at 10 W. Fourteenth Avenue Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204. Please check our WISE-FHS Events Calendar below for up-to-date information on scheduled membership meetings.

Please make note of the following exceptions to our monthly membership meeting schedule:

  • Our annual field trip is traditionally scheduled on the fourth Saturday in June, so there is normally no monthly membership meeting scheduled.
  • Unless otherwise scheduled, we do not normally meet in the month of November because of the Thanksgiving holiday. A holiday social is usually scheduled for the first Saturday in December.

Business Meeting

Our meetings begin with the business portion of our afternoon’s activities. Traditionally, we open the meeting with welcoming remarks by our president, or another member of our executive committee. That is followed by reports from our treasurer and committee chairs, as appropriate. The membership chair concludes the proceedings by introducing new members and guests. At the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting, prior to the refreshment break, we have a drawing for door prizes, which is always a much anticipated moment for the attendees. They usually include books and other items relating to family history/genealogy, and/or the British Isles.


Our monthly membership meetings include, for our members and guests, an instructional and often entertaining program relating to our society’s field of interest. The programs, which are offered following the business portion of the meeting are normally free and 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. Detailed information about our programs is posted on our Blog and included as a sub-item on the Meetings page. You can also check our WISE-FHS Events Calendar below for up-to-date information on scheduled programs.

WISE-FHS Events Calendar