About Us

Climb the Tree to Your Ancestry!
 

Purpose

Our Society’s members are united by a driving passion for genealogy, a desire to learn, and to share their knowledge with others, thus our mission statement is simple: Research – Learning – Fellowship! Our society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and our major goals are:

  • promote an interest in genealogy and family history.
  • encourage and instruct our members in genealogical research methods including careful documentation and the maintenance of quality genealogical standards.
  • locate, preserve and index public and private genealogical records and make such records available.
  • assist and support any genealogical library in Colorado which is open to the public.

 

Meetings

Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of alternate months at 6:30 pm starting with January at the Council Tree Library (on Harmony at Ziegler in the Council Tree Shopping Center) in Fort Collins. Board meetings include committee chairs to discuss society issues. All society members are welcome to attend any Board meeting.

General meetings are held either in the main community room at the Old Town Library (June thru September) or Council Tree Library (October thru May) in Fort Collins on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm, except December. Please check our Events Calendar for the meeting location for the month. All meetings have an informative or entertaining program. The annual business meeting in January includes the election of officers. Our monthly programs include a knowledgeable speaker (many are Certified Genealogists or PhDs) on a variety of genealogy or family history subjects. Our meetings are open to the public and visitors are cordially welcome to learn about our society and genealogy.

The Council Tree Library is located in South, Fort Collins at 2733 Council Tree Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525

The Old Town Library is located in Downtown, Fort Collins at 201 Peterson Street in Fort Collins, CO 80524

Bi-Monthly Newsletters

We distribute a bi-monthly newsletter six times per year on our calendar of events, president’s message, Family History Center news, society news on our different events, genealogy research news, ancestor stories written by our members, various news on genealogy websites, past program highlights, and occasional columns on technology for genealogists. Visit our archives to see our past newsletters at Newsletter Archives.

Education

In keeping with our mission the Society is very active in Education. Over our long history, we have promoted hundreds of classes, workshops and presentations that taught everything from basic genealogy to advanced, tips and tricks, research techniques and genealogy resources. As times progressed those topics expanded to include DNA, digitizing photographs, Internet research and genealogy software. Visit our Annual Classes Schedule for this year’s training schedule or our Education page for all current class dates.

Our society provides volunteers to help library patrons with genealogy research. If you need help with your genealogy or family history research, please visit our experienced society volunteers, every Thursday between 1 to 5 pm at the Old Town Library in Fort Collins or the Loveland Library in Loveland (except library holidays). Our volunteers will help research your family tree or how to use the popular Internet databases.

For society photos and accomplishments of the past presidents, visit our Past Presidents Tribute page.

For a list of our current officers and committee chairs, please select Current Officers and Committee Chairs.

Proud Member

We are a proud member of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS) and Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). Our CCGS delegate attends CCGS quarterly meetings to share information with other Colorado genealogical societies. Our FGS delegate meets with FGS committees and reports back to the Board on FGS issues.

Interested in other area or US societies? Select the logos below to view other genealogy and ethnic societies in CO or US.

Contributors & Sponsors

These local businesses and services shown below have supported us through donations or discounts. We are sincerely grateful for their generosity. Most give generous donations for our annual fund raiser at our annual holiday dinner or monthly meetings.      

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