Program: Build Your Case at the Courthouse

Our February 16 program is “Build Your Case at the Courthouse” by Larry W. Thomas begins at 6:30 pm. Visitors (not LCGS members) need to register below to receive the Zoom info and handout.

President Larry Doyle provides a brief overview of our society with the latest committee reports followed by tonight’s program.

Reminder: Visitors are welcome and can register below to receive the Zoom info and handout!

Program Description:
This is a 1-hour overview of researching courthouses for estate records, land records, and other court papers in learning more about our ancestors. While judicial methods vary from state to state and community to community, they all process the same types of records. Therefore, this presentation is more about the records than the structure of the court system in any one location.

Larry W. Thomas

Speaker Profile:
Larry is a Retired US Army Captain, with 23 years in Aviation, Transportation & Logistics, a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management, an FAA airplane mechanic license, an MBA in MIS, and a Project Management Professional Certification.

Beginning his genealogy research 30 years ago with his Thomas Family, Georgia residents since the 1750s, then expanded into his and his late wife’s families. Beginning client research in 2008 and presenting regularly in 2015, operating his website:

A ProGen graduate, Larry periodically assists with the TV show “Finding Your Roots.” A member of numerous genealogical and historical Sscieties, he is the current President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and serves on several genealogical societies and non-profit boards.

Be sure to use our Thursday afternoon (except holiday weeks) genealogy help session from 1 to 3 pm at the Fort Collins Downtown Library. Members or visitors: please send an email to with your request, and if for an ancestor, please send your family tree info from Ancestry, MyHeritage or a family tree image from your genealogy software.

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Program: Build Your Case at the Courthouse
February 16 program on Zoom only!
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