Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society
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 The Genealogy Minute


Take a look at our upcoming classes and workshops.

Two Hour Writing Workshop

Presented by Pam Vestal

Saturday September 17 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Zoom Meeting - Registration Required

Pam will show us how to tease out the hidden story behind the genealogical facts we have gathered and how to write ancestral stories that your relatives will want to read. With good research, thoughtful planning, and a dash of ingenuity, you can create engaging stories designed to entice even the most reluctant readers. Read More


DNA Special Interest Group

Facilitated by Chris Hansen and Laura Schuck

Wednesday October 5th from10:00 AM to Noon

Zoom Meeting - Registration Required

Chapter 9 ethnicity is the topic in this month’s chapter of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger. They call it an Ethnicity ESTIMATE for a reason.

To register, go to Member Login, then Class Registration

What Is That Old Family Photo REALLY Telling You?

Presented by Lisa Lisson

Thursday October 6 from 10:00 to Noon

Zoom Meeting - Registration Required

Old family photographs can put a face to an ancestor’s name, but they offer much more to the genealogy researcher. Learn how to mine old family photos for family history clues and gain a unique perspective on your ancestors’ lives. Read More

To register, go to Member Login, then Class Registration

Strolling Through the Park: Revealing Ancestors in the Cemetery

Presented by Diana Crisman Smith

Saturday October 15 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Zoom Meeting - Registration Required

You “know” where your ancestors are buried. Someone told you, it was in the obituary, you found it on the death certificate, someone posted it online, or it was on a tree in Find out how to interpret cemetery information and what more you can learn. Read More



Courtesy of CRCGS

CRCGS sponsors a subscription to through our local Castle Rock, Colorado library. If you have New England ancestors, this is of special benefit to you. is FREE to anyone from inside the Philip S. Miller Library at 100 S. Wilcox Street in Castle Rock.

Sharing Help And Research Experience
Every Monday 10:00 AM - Noon
Zoom and at the Castle Rock Library

We are back to at the library! Join us for either an in-person or Zoom meeting. SHARE is a drop-in collaborative discussion for all of your successes and challenges. We welcome all!

CRCGS Members

View video recordings of our 2 most recent programs.

Log into the website and look for 'Program Recordings' in the Members section.

Lisa Gorrell

Finding Records to Document Your Farming Ancestors

Greg Liverman

Breaking Through Brick Walls:Taking the Long Way Around  


CRCGS has a few openings on our board for volunteers. If interested and have a few hours a month to spare, please contact for more information.

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About Us:  The Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society (CRCGS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of individuals with a passion for the discovery of their ancestry. The society functions through the support of volunteers who contribute their knowledge, time, and effort. The mission of the society is to (1) promote genealogy through education and research, (2) encourage high standards of research, instruction, documentation and preservation, and (3) locate, preserve and index public and private records, and make them available. Copyright © 2022. All Rights Reserved.