“I Can’t Find That on a Map” by Ted Bainbridge, PhD @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Have you ever felt frustrated because you couldn't find someplace on a map?  Ted will share his secrets for locating hard-to-find towns and geographic features.  Examples of successes using various methods.  Effective internet search strategies.  Favorite websites.  Overcoming foreign language problems. Working around erroneous or confusing information.

Ted has been a genealogical researcher, teacher, speaker, and writer since 1969.  He has served as president of the Longmont Genealogical Society and as a staff member in two LDS Family History Centers.  His genealogical and historical articles have been published throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.  Ted frequently speaks to organizations in Colorado and spoke to Pennsylvania societies five times in August 2017.

“Seeking the Emerald Isle” by Diane Barbour, PLCGS @ Meadows Branch Library
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This talk begins with some basic Irish history to help the researcher understand why our Irish ancestors made the choices they did and why it is so hard to research in Ireland. It is not, however, impossible if you know what records are available and where to find them. The researcher needs to know what record groups exist and which ones don't exist. Knowledge of Irish record groups and their availability will help guide the researcher in this country. After this talk, the student will be familiar with the many records that are available for the researcher.

“Genetic Genealogy — Beyond the Hype” by Glenn York @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This presentation will discuss DNA testing and how the different tests can be used as an additional tool in your genealogy toolbox.  The presentation will cover the main testing companies and the main tests used in genealogy research. We will discuss how different DNA tests can be used to solve different genealogy challenges.

Glenn spent 21 years in the Air Force and a was able to research in the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the DAR Library, and the Suitland Records Center when he was stationed near Washington, DC. Over the past 30+ years, he has also researched in numerous state, county, and local facilities throughout the mid-west. A second career in electronics and computers has enabled him to combine technology and genealogy.

Glenn current focus is DNA and he facilitates the monthly DNA study group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the Longmont Genealogical Society.  He is a co-administrator of the BATES Y-DNA surname project at Family Tree DNA.  He has also worked on unknown parentage searches, using DNA research to help an adoptee find her birth mother and a Vietnam “war baby” find her father.