The Denver Public Library’s Special Collections & Digital Archives

October 15, 2022 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Speakers: Rachel Vagts and Laura Ruttum Senturia Note: Rachel Vagts was unable to meet with us due to illness. Laura Ruttum Senturia was planning on coming with Rachel anyway and did the presentation. Laura is a Special Collections Archivist and Librarian in the Western History and Genealogy…

Faith of our Fathers

November 19, 2022 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Speaker: Sylvia Tracy-Doolos Churches were an anchor for many of our ancestors. A general understanding of the role faith played in the lives of our ancestors and the effect on communities, states, and our nation will aid your understanding and may guide you to unexpected records. Bio…

Cracking the Code: Getting Started Finding Cousins and Common Ancestors at AncestryDNA

March 19, 2022 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Speaker: Greg Liverman, Ph.D. This lecture focuses on practical first steps one you have taken your first DNA test. We will use AncestryDNA as the platform, but much of this can be easily translated over to other companies (23andMe, FTDNA, MyHeritage) We will introduce key concepts of…

Southern Roots/Deep Roots: an Overview of Southern Research

January 15, 2022 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Speaker: Marilyn Edwards Roberts Marilyn Edwards Roberts was born in Winter Haven, Florida on St. Patrick’s Day, 1953. She attended Auburndale schools, graduating from Lakeland Senior High. She attended Polk Community College majoring in Business. Marilyn worked in the family business as Office Manager for 16 Years,…