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We have the following events coming soon.
2020 Membership  
YOU and member dues are the lifeblood of the Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society!!  Whether you are a beginner or experienced genealogist/family historian, you are important to our society.  Your dues help us provide quality Saturday program speakers, educational classes and workshops.   
Go to You can pay with PayPal or download a Membership form and either mail it to the address provided or bring it to any CRCGS program or event. We look forward to another exciting year of learning and sharing your expertise with other genealogists.
Researching Outside the Box
Tuesday January 14 from 10:00 AM to Noon
Jump-start your research using uncommon records you may have missed.  Let's look beyond our usual go-to searches and learn some alternative areas of research.  In the process, we'll learn how to create our own genealogy toolbox to aid in our everyday online research.

Untangling Your New England Roots: An Overview from the Seven Years War to the Conclusion
Saturday January 18 from 10 AM to Noon
Did you have ancestors living in New England immediately before, during and after the American Revolution as well in the  early years of the New Republic? Do you know their history and how they coped with the many historic disruptions during this time? Even though you may not share any ro ots from this geographical area, there are many factors that started in New England that still impact us all.
Presenter John Putnam will share the importance of these events and the stressful times in which our ancestors lived to improve your chances of tackling New England brick walls.
An Introduction to Family Tree Maker 2019
Thursday January 23 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This introductory exploration of Family Tree Maker 2019 (FTM2019) is for those who are just getting started with this genealogy software. In this workshop, participants will learn the advantages to keeping the family tree on a personal computer rather than a commercial family tree website, explore the toolbars and menus and how they function within the various workspaces available in the software, and how to create a family tree using FTM2019. Participants must have loaded the FTM2019 software onto their laptop prior to this class.

Registration is limited to 12 people.
Sponsored Visit to the Colorado State Archives
Friday January 31 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Join us for a tour of the Colorado State Archives with State Archivist Paul Levit. The tour will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 1-1½ hours. 

After a lunch break at noon, return to the Archives for independent research. Stay as long as you like, facility closes at 4:00 pm.   
Carpool from Philip S Miller, driving directions and parking, online record request forms & more.

Planning Your Salt Lake City Family History Library Research Trip
Thursday February 11 from 10:00 AM to Noon
Are you thinking of joining CRCGS for this year's trip to the Salt Lake City Family History Library? Or perhaps you are thinking about making the trip at another time. In this workshop we will look at what the library has to offer and how to prepare for the trip in order to make your time there more efficient and rewarding. Doing a bit of legwork prior to your trip will make an enormous difference in the time spent at the library. This workshop will show you how to accomplish this.

Building and Managing Your Family Tree with FTM2019
Thursday February 11 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
This workshop is intended for people who are familiar with the basic layout of Family Tree Maker 2019 and are ready to add more detail to their family tree. We will discuss where and how to add those details, how to document research within the software, and how to manage family trees using FTM2019.

Using Charts to Connect the Dots: Timelines, Identity Charts, and FAN Club Charts
Saturday February 15 from 10:00 AM to Noon
Charts are for problem-solving and can be crafted to fit your needs. Timelines that include the dates of events and the age of the person can help you avoid 9-year-old fathers or children born years after the death of the mother. Identity charts help to highlight differences between people of the same name who live in the same place. FAN Club charts help you identify the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of your ancestor.
CRCGS Programs
Are you looking for a listing of Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society programs & classes? See the complete listing of our classes, workshops and Saturday programs on the society's website.
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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 © 2019. All Rights Reserved.