Pioneer Monument, Denver


The Colorado Genealogical Society

since 1924

green line

David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert -
Thanks for a great seminar!


Take me to
Members Only


CCGSFirst Families of Colorado Recognition Program


Click on the tab for the class you want.

  • Beginning
  • Special Interest
  • WriteNow!

Beginning Classes 2016-17

2nd Saturdays from 10:00 am - Noon.
Gates Room, 5th Level, Downtown Denver Public Library
Presented by Carol Darrow, CG

No classes are held in July and August when we take a summer break.
Advance registration and reservations are not required. The classes are free and open to the public.

Pick the date you can attend. This is a one-time basic course for the beginner, repeated each month. However, feel free to come for a refresher as desired. Attendees will be introduced to thinking genealogically through the exploration of the following:

  • Introduction to the census using
  • Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets
  • Other Major Record Groups

Attendees should dress comfortably. Consider bringing a seat cushion and bottled water.

View a short video of Carol explaining her class for 50 Plus News.

Special Interest Classes 2016-17

4th Saturdays, 10 am - Noon
New Location - 7th Floor Training Room, Downtown Denver Public Library
Contact person: Sandy Ronayne

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Introduction to
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
Guide to DNA Testing

Speaker: Sandy Ronayne

Sandy Ronayne

Blaine Bettinger’s book The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy provides a framework for genetic genealogy testing and more importantly for analyzing your results. Blaine has also included research forms and other resources.

Sandy Ronayne, who has tested with, FamilyTreeDNA, and 23 and Me, will provide an overview of Part One – Getting Started and Part Two – Selecting a Test. Later Special Interest classes will concentrate on Blaine’s methods for analyzing results.

Please join us to learn how to use Blaine’s terrific book most effectively and efficiently.

WriteNow! Meetings 2016-17

A Free Writing Group for Family Historians

SUNDAY afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Usually Gates Room, 5th Level, or Rockwell Room, 4th level, Downtown Denver Public Library (watch you email or this webpage for updates)
Facilitator: Carol Darrow, CG

  • Group is open to all beginners and more experienced writers who want to put their genealogy into a written document.
  • Assignments for various levels of experience
  • Opportunity to share your writing with the group as you wish.
  • Shape your writing to the goal of the month.


21 May 2017 - Present your project to the group.

May will be our last meeting for this year. Happy summer break – see you next September.

Possible Projects

Memoir of a key aspect or event in your life
Collection of individual narratives of your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents
Story of significant event(s) in life of your ancestor
Three generation study of your family
House history
Scrapbook with journaling
Case study (how did you figure out your ancestor’s story and how did one document lead to the next)