The Genealogy Minute

Take a look at our upcoming online classes and workshops.
Welcome New Members
The Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society would like to welcome and recognize our newest genealogists from July thru September:

Tom Duncan, Susan Huschle, Deb Sweeney, Sara Parker Turner, Shelley Patterson, Suzanne McConnell, Maryann Kelly, Michele Bovero, Cynthia Woodlyn, and Barb Gardner.  CRCGS looks forward to assisting you with your genealogical needs. Go to to see the upcoming Programs and Education classes.
Colonial America Focus Group
Thursday September 24 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Zoom Meeting - Registration Required

Do you have Colonial ancestors or think that you might? The goal of this focus group is to bring together members of CRCGS to study Colonial America from the settlement of Jamestown to the Revolutionary War. This month we will be working on research in New York and New Jersey. Jim's presentation will focus on immigration to the colonies past the Great Migration (1620-1640).

Members, log in to the website, and navigate to Education/ Colonial America to register for the September meeting.
Too Many Mary's: Solving Identity & Same Name Conundrums
Saturday September 26 from 10:00 AM to Noon Zoom Meeting - Registration Required

Whether you are looking for a John Smith, a Mary Margaret Murphy or a Lars Larson, we all have genealogical "identity issues." In this presentation, we will discuss the types of identity problems that are prevalent and show a methodology for a possible solution. Read More

Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records
Tuesday October 13 from 10:00 AM to Noon
Zoom Meeting - Registration Required
Certified Genealogist Julie Miller will discuss Post Office records, their contents, and how to access these underutilized records.

Immigration History for Your Genealogy
Credit: Center for Migration Studies
Saturday October 17 from 10:00 AM to Noon Zoom Meeting - Registration Required

Family history, by definition, should be narrative genealogy in historical context. Social history opens a world of larger group patterns in which ancestors operated. To illustrate how social history research makes this possible, this program will outline typical patterns of American immigrant ancestors' lives.  Read More
CRCGS Members!
View a video recording of Laura Schuck's September presentation, "Unlock the Power of DNA Painter"
Watch Laura's expert presentation on the intricacies of DNA Painter. This tool can help you identify unknown matches as well as helping focus on which matches may be key to discovering new ancestors. Laura uses practical examples to demonstrate how to use all the features of the site including Ancestral Trees, Tools and WATO, and Chromosome Maps.
Log in to the website, and look for "Program Recordings" in the Members section.
Sharing Help And Research Experience
Every Monday
10:00 AM - Noon

Join us in a Zoom room for a drop-in collaborative event. Register to receive meeting information.

Visit our website and see what's new for you! Take a look at our videosonline class listings for the month of August, and Noel's At Home Projects.
Stay in touch, and stay healthy!
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.