April Program

April 20, 2024 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Glenn York 
Settling the Great Plains

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9:30-10:00 AM – Sharing and socializing – open mic 

10:00 AM-Welcome and brief announcements followed by the speaker

Program Description

The Great Plains region includes part of ten different states. As settlers moved into this region, they were forced to adapt to a significantly different environment than in the eastern states. This presentation will discuss the challenges and solutions these settlers encountered. Great Plains settlers often obtained land from the Federal Government through a variety of homestead laws and methods. We will explore processes that were common as well as some unique processes used in specific areas and/or periods of time. We will also look at the genealogical value of the records created, and how to find and access those records.

Speaker Bio

Glenn York  

Glenn’s current focus is on genetic genealogy.  He took his first DNA test in 2005.  He now manages DNA tests with all major testing companies for over 30 different family members.  

He facilitates the monthly DNA study group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the Longmont Genealogical Society.  He is a co-administrator of the BATES Y-DNA surname project at Family Tree DNA. 

He teaches genealogy classes and volunteers to help people with genealogy research at the Fort Collins Library.