Posted by hrgenealogy on December 1, 2009
The Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society was established in 1997 to promote an interest in genealogy and history through:
Encouraging and instructing members in quality genealogical research and documentation techniques through informative programs and educational materials.
Assisting and supporting genealogical libraries, archives, and historical museums in Colorado that are open to the public.
Publishing genealogical information as directed by the membership. There are nine meetings held per year.
We meet from from September to May, 7 PM to 9 PM the first Tuesday of every month in the Highlands Ranch Library located at 9292 Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. From 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM you can view handouts, ask questions, meet old friends and make new ones. The formal meeting will start at 7 PM with a brief business session followed by that night’s program.
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Posted by hrgenealogy on November 12, 2013
Everyone has heard of Ellis Island, but did you know that between 1855 and 1890 over 8 million immigrants were processed at the reception center at Castle Garden on the southern tip of Manhattan? Join the Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3 in Shea A of the Highlands Ranch Library for a presentation by certified genealogist Carol Cook Darrow of “Castle Garden–Immigrant Reception Center in New York, 1855-1890.”
On August 1st, 1855, an Emigrant Landing Depot was established at Castle Garden by the city of New York to provide a safe reception center for arriving immigrants. Over 8 million people who came to the United States between 1855 and 1890 processed through the depot. Learn about the history of Castle Garden, the processing of immigrants that took place there, and the available records for this important location.
Carol Cooke Darrow has been a certified genealogist since 2005. She is the past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society and has written a book on researching tax records. Visit her website at www.unravelingyourpast.net.
Be sure to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and socializing with other HRGS members.
See you December 3rd!
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Posted by hrgenealogy on August 25, 2013
On Saturday, August 24 HRGS presented a class on Scottish Genealogy at the Highlands Ranch Library. Diane Barbour, an expert on Scotland and researching Scottish genealogy, showed us how to work our way back to when our Scottish ancestors immigrated to this country, then explained how to conduct research in Scotland.
Diane graduated from the University of Michigan in Dental Hygiene. June 2012. Her genealogical credentials include the Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto and a certificate in Scottish Research from the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Certificate.
The class gave great information for experienced genealogists and those just getting started. We had a great turnout, with 25 in attendance. Thanks to Lisa Casper and the staff at the Highlands Ranch Library for supporting and promoting this event.
Below are a couple of photos of the event.
Diane Barbour talking about conducting research in Scotland
Discussions continued during the break
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Posted by hrgenealogy on August 11, 2013
Again this year, HRGS had a genealogy booth at the Scottish Festival at Highland Park in Highlands Ranch, August 10 and 11, and it was a great success!
Thanks to volunteers Jeff Fischer, Eileen Langdon, Florene Moore, Linda and Barry Boyle, Ernie Kummerer, Harry Ross, Laura and Greg Schickendaz, Megan and Caitlin Koepsell, Dave Barton, Deanana Kovavich, and Melanie Taffaro for generously giving their time to help people learn more about their Scottish heritage.
We also created interest in HRGS and in the Scottish Genealogy Class we are having 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 24 at the Highlands Ranch Library. This class will be presented by Diane Barbour, an expert on Scottish genealogical research. More information about this course will be posted on this site in the next few days. If you have Scottish ancestors, or are just interested in Scotland, please plan to attend.
All volunteers did a great job and enjoyed interacting with those attending the festival who stopped by. We will have a booth at next years festival–please plan to volunteer. We’d love to have you.
Below are photos of this years booth.
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