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Scottish Festival 2014

Posted by hrgenealogy on August 14, 2014

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For the third year running, HRGS had a genealogy booth at the Colorado Scottish Festival on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday the 10th at the Highland Park in Highlands Ranch. As always has been the case, we had a great time helping people learn about their heritage!

Our booth was in a new location this year, but that did not keep festival goers from finding us. Crowds were the largest we’ve seen.

The calm before the storm.

The calm before the storm.

 

Things soon got going--and stayed busy all day.

Things soon got going–and stayed busy all day.

 

 

After helping people identify their clan, we often directed them to that clan’s tent. Over 20 clans were represented at the festival.

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Besides the fun of helping others and meeting new people, we were able to enjoy the many festival events and booths for free. Here are some highlights of the festival:

On Saturday, a parade of dogs marched down the main festival thoroughfare.

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Bagpipers performed at various times during the day.

 

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Sunday morning vintage British cars made an appearance.

 

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The Scottish traditional games were held in front of our tent’s new location, giving us a ringside seat.

Throwing the sheaf ( a bale of hay)

Throwing the sheaf ( a bale of hay)


Thanks to volunteers Ernie Kummerer, Dave, Lucy and Alicia Barton, Deanana Kovavich, Georgina Ham, Lilly and Matthew Miller, Gordon Taylor, Jean and Jim Genaski, Brendan Murphy and Bonnie Wright for generously giving their time to help people learn more about their Scottish heritage. We also appreciate Linda Boyle, Barry Wolfe and Eileen Langdon for volunteering. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, they were not able to participate.
Many thanks to HRGS, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England (WISE) and Douglas County Library for generously loaning valuable research materials. Eileen once again did a great job obtaining the WISE materials for us.
All volunteers did a great job and enjoyed interacting with those attending the festival who stopped by. We will have a booth at next year’s festival so please plan to volunteer. We’d love to have you!

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Scottish Festival Genealogy Booth

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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HRGS Genealogy Booth at Scottish Festival

Posted by hrgenealogy on August 6, 2012

The Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society was honored to have the privilege of manning the genealogy booth for the Scottish Festival August 4 and 5 at the Highlands Ranch Heritage Park. We were pleased to help those who stopped by with questions about their Scottish Heritage and how to research their family history.

HRGS Genealogy Booth at the Scottish Festival, August 4 & 5

Many thanks to HRGS, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England (WISE) and Colorado Council of Genealogical Society (CCGS) members who generously gave of their time and talent to make our booth a great success. Also thanks to the Denver Public Library for generously loaning valuable research materials.

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