October  20  2018

                                                             The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America

                         And the Western History/Genealogy Department of the Denver Public Library

                                                 Present an All-Day Seminar and Book Fair featuring 

                                        Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist ®, FMGS, FUGA 

                                          SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 from 9:30am until 4:30pm 

                                   In the B2 Conference Room of the Central Denver Public Library

                                              1 0 West 14th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 


9:30am                  Registration and Book Fair

9:45am                           Opening Remarks

                                  World War I Era Alien Registrations 
            U.S. World War I alien registrations and draft registrations contain family history information for  German ancestors.  Learn where to find those that still exist, what they contain, with a bonus for  all non-citizen ancestors who resided in Minnesota.

            Take a break, get a snack or beverage, and visit the Book Fair. 

11:15am   German Research Gem:  Back Issues of Genealogical and Historical Periodicals  Genealogical and historical societies and other organizations in the U.S. have published  periodicals for decades.  Articles have covered culture, migration, military, churches, and other  aspects of German ancestry. 

12:15pm-1:15pm            Lunch on your own at a nearby restaurant.             

                                                   You are also welcome to bring a bag lunch.             
                                                    Beverages and snacks will also be provided.        

                                                   Visit the Book Fair!

                                                    Announcements and Door Prizes
                                                  Major Midwestern Databases and Indexes                                                                 
            Researching our Germanic ancestors that settled in the Midwestern states is made a bit easier by   the growing number of free and subscription databases and indexes.  We’ll look at some of them,   Learn how to find others, observe some that are obscure, and figure out ways to access the   records they represent.   


                                      Take a break, get a snack, and make a final visit to the Book Fair.
                                       Final announcements and more door prizes. 

3:00pm                     They Joined, They Wrote, They Associated:  Finding Records of Germanic                                               Organizations  and Other Collections.

            Did your ancestors belong to German heritage, charitable, religious, political, social or other  organizations?  Learn about specialized finding aids, searchable databases and other resources  to locate these records all across the U.S. 

4:00pm             Time to ask our speaker any additional questions.  

4:30pm             Thanks for coming! 

            Paula Stuart-Warren is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records.  She also specializes in Native American research.  She loves to interact with her clients and audiences.  She is a long-time coordinator and instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, PA, and an instructor for the Ancestry Academy.  Her lecturing experience includes the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society conferences and seminars in many states and Canada.  Her former board service includes the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, an officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, and is a past president of the Northland Chapter of the APG.  Her ancestors came to the U.S. from eight ancestral countries.  Her German ancestors settled in Minnesota and Wisconsin and some moved westward.  She has researched onsite from coast to coast, and has written for many genealogical publications.  She currently has her own educational website and blog at http://genealogybypaula,com 

The cost of the Seminar is $35.00 per person.  Those who register by September 15, 2018, will have their names entered into a drawing to have lunch with Ms. Stuart-Warren. 

NAME:  1) _________________________________________ 

                  2) _________________________________________ 

ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________________ 

PHONE: ______________________________ 

EMAIL:  _____________________________________________ 

Number of registrations @ $35.00 each _______________     Total: _______________ 

NOTE: A $5.00 late fee per registration will be assessed if payment is postmarked after October 13, 2018. 

Make your check (no credit cards) payable to CO-PALAM, and mail it and the registration form to              Sandy Carter-Duff, 723 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80209-4629 

Questions:  Contact Sandy by email:  Sandy@carduff.com or phone 303-777-1391

              /or/      Jean West by email:  jgopack@gmail.com or phone 303-736-2697 

Parking is available in the Cultural Center garage (entry on 12th Ave.), but the rates are $12.00 for 5-7 hours and $22.00 for over 7 hours.  Nearby parking lots, including the garage just north of the History Colorado Museum (entry on Broadway), usually have rates of $7.00-$10.00 for the entire day.