Welcome New Members!

Caution. Genealogy is not for the faint of heart

The Larimer County Genealogical Society is pleased that you have joined our society. You will find many benefits as listed in our Membership page or our Membership Directory.

Our new members can view our many webpages to find what our Society has to offer. If you don’t find answers to your questions here, contact the relevant Committe Chair or the President.

Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm except December. The January meeting includes the annual business meeting when officers are elected. Meetings are held in the Community Room at the Old Town Library, 201 Peterson Street in Fort Collins.

Transportation is available to take you to the meetings. If you want to attend the Larimer County Genealogical Society’s monthly meetings at the Old Town Library, but do not have a means of transportation, don’t want to drive at night, or would just like some company to go with, we have a group of volunteers ready to provide transportation. If you should need a ride, please contact Kathy Patrick at 206-1664 and she will arrange for someone to pick you up. 48 hours notice would be appreciated.

Society events and classes are listed monthly in the newsletter and on the website calendar. We host quite a few classes and workshops on genealogical topics like: Genealogy 101, Family Tree Maker User Group, Genealogy On the Internet and much more. In addition, all general meetings except the annual business meeting, have speakers who lecture on a broad range of genealogical topics. The calendar also shows programs sponsored by other organizations such as genealogy conferences in the area. We strive to keep our members informed of anything that might be interest to genealogists. You can also pick up flyers at the meetings regarding upcoming special events.

Our bimonthly newsletter (pictured above) is distributed in February, April, June, August, October and December. You can view our Newsletter Archives going back to 2003. The newsletter includes our president’s message, Family History Center news, genealogy websites, society events, genealogy research tips and member’s ancestor stories.

The membership term is January 1 to December 31 so your membership will come up for renewal at the beginning of the year, regardless of when you joined. Renewal applications will be available online at the bottom of this webpage and at the general meetings.

Our Membership Directory is published in April and will be available at the membership table at the general meetings. The directory includes a history of the Society, names and biographies of the Board Members, a list of Committees, photographs and contact information for each member plus our many classes and workshops.

There are many free and subscription genealogy databases available for new members to start researching their ancestors. Ancestry.com is the most popular subscription database with over 10,000 worldwide databases available at major libraries in Fort Collins and Loveland plus all FamilySearch Centers (formerly Family History Centers). Many of the subscription databases offer one to two week free trials. Many subscription databases offer monthly or annual rates. For a list of the popular databases, please download our list of 2015 Popular Genealogy Websites

We are very proud to have several of the original twenty charter members still active with our society: They have been dedicated members of the Society since its inception over thirty-five years ago.

2007 Charter Members with past president Bob Larson (right)

If you want to see more info on our charter and our multi-year members, please visit our Charter & Multi Year Members webpage.

Society Programs

View our Society Committee page to see volunteering opportunities available to you.

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