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Tours

Watch here or in your CGS email for details of upcoming tours. Check below to find out what we learned at the latest tours. Coming up next...

Saturday 9 September 2017 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Stephen H. Hart Library - History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Dener 80203

Cost: $5 per person for the tour. Lunch is not provided, however, you are welcome to join us at the restaurant at History Colorado, Café Rendezvous, at 12:30. See their menu here.

What: There will be discussion of collections housed in the library, records pertinent to genealogy research and a behind the scenes tour in the collection storage. **Note that this is an orientation and tour of the facility only. There will be no research conducted during these tours. You are welcome to come back to the library anytime during the library open hours, Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-2pm to conduct research.

Parking: The 1290 Broadway Parking Garage north of the History Colorado Center is available for public parking only on Saturdays. The Saturday parking fee is $5. Parking meters and surface parking lots are available in the blocks surrounding the History Colorado Center. The Cultural Center Parking Garage is located across the street from the main entrance at 12th and Broadway. The garage entrance is on 12th Avenue, west of Broadway. Garage parking fees are $1-7 for up to 5 hours and $22-25 for 5-24 hours.

Contact our Vice President, Christine Cochran, to sign up for this tour.


CGS NARA Research Days Recap

The CGS NARA-Denver Research Days held on May 19th and June 2nd were a big success! We had 17 attendees on May 19th and 17 attendees on June 2nd.

Each research day began with a presentation by Maurine Baker and a tour of the facility. The rest of the day was spent in the computer lab where everyone received individual assistance with their genealogy research from members of the very capable volunteer staff. For those of you who were unable to attend, here are some highlights:

What is NARA?

The National Archives and Records Administration is where all federal records are archived.

Who archives records at NARA?

All federal government agencies. Some examples include the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation, Air Force Academy, National Parks Service, and more.

What kinds of records would be of use to a genealogist?

Land records, naturalization records, census records, and military service records, to name just a few.

Where is NARA?

There are 17 research facilities, 20 Federal Record Centers and 15 Presidential Libraries throughout the United States. The NARA – Denver Record Center is located at:

National Archives & Records
17101 Huron St.
Broomfield, CO 80023

What are the advantages of researching at NARA – Denver?

1) A computer laboratory with 32 computers available free for public use from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, except holidays. Most public libraries offer free access to public computers, but have a 2-hour maximum time limit.
2) An experienced paid and volunteer staff who can assist you with determining which records you need and in finding those records.
3) Free use of online genealogy databases such as Ancestry.com and Fold3.com.
4) Access to textual records not available online. It is estimated that less than 5% of the records available to you are accessible online.
5) It’s free! Your tax dollars pay for this wonderful resource!