Activities and Events

Our 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.

Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City

Our annual WISE-FHS Research Trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (SLC), will be held the week of October 8-15, 2017. The trip will be open to anyone who wishes to visit the world’s greatest genealogy library and work without interruption using online sources, microfilms and books.

WISE-FHS SLC Research Trip Form Image

W.I.S.E. SLC Research Trip – Registration Form

The library offers world-class consultants to answer your questions as well as hundreds of computers, more than two million microfilms and books on four floors — all without charge to the public. Remember… Not everything is online and never will be.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Room reservation will be limited so it’s first come, first served. Download the registration form by selecting the adjacent registration form image. When you have filled it out, mail it to Sally Garcia, Atlas Travel, per the instructions provided. If you have any questions please contact our SLC Research Trip Coordinator, Sandy Breed.

Colorado Irish Festival

The Colorado Irish Festival is a pay-to-enter annual event held in Littleton, Colorado. Previously the festival has included displays of kilts and bagpipes, Gaelic sports and Irish step dancing and Irish rock and classic music.

We have traditionally volunteered to staff a booth at the Festival, offering information about British family history and genealogy. It should be noted that volunteers are at the heart of this festivals.

The 2017 Colorado Irish Festival will once again be held at Clement Park in Littleton, on July 14-16, 2017. Details concerning this year’s festival are available on their website

Scotsfest  Longs Peak Scottish – Irish Highland Festival

The Longs Peak Scottish – Irish Highland Festival is a pay-to-enter annual event held in Estes Park, Colorado. Previously, the festival has included Scottish athletics, Celtic rock and folk music, and live field performances. Details concerning this year’s festival are available on their website.

The Longs Peak Scottish – Irish Highland Festival will once again be held in Estes Park, on September 7-10, 2017. Details concerning this year’s festival are available on their website.

Colorado Scottish Festival

The Colorado Scottish Festival is a free-to-enter annual event held in Snowmass, Colorado. Previously, the festival has included Great Highland athletes, bagpipe bands, Highland and Irish dancers, musicians, vendors, Dogs of the British Isles, children’s activities and the Renaissance Scots, the Festival was fun for all ages. Haggis balls intrigued all who tried them, and the Whisky Tasting and Thistle Club were immensely popular.

The 2016 Colorado Scottish Festival will once again be held in Snowmass, on August 4-6, 2017. Details concerning this year’s festival are available on their website.

Family History Month

PNG October is Family History Month

FamilySearch Article, October 4, 2013

In 2001, Congress first passed a resolution introduced by Sen.
Orrin Hatch of Utah, who wrote, “By searching for our roots, we come closer together as a human family.” Family history enthusiasts continue to celebrate Family History Month every October. Genealogists everywhere have adopted the month as their own. Whether you’re new to genealogy, or have devoted a lifetime to it, celebrate Family History Month with your family every October.

On October 4, 2013, Family Search published an article written by Steve Anderson that offered a number of easy and enjoyable activities you and your family can be a part of, to help get you into the spirit of Family History Month. Select the article image above to download a PDF copy.