Roger Dudley, Reference Librarian and Archivist at the Denver Public Library, will reveal some of the secrets you can learn about your family in his presentation, “When All Else Fails, Try the Local Newspaper” at the December meeting of Foothills Genealogical Society. Guests are always welcome. There is ample parking and handicap access.
What can you learn there about your ancestors? A lot. They don’t have to be famous or even infamous to appear in print. Local papers announce births, marriages, deaths and local events including out-of-town visitors, vacation plans, engagements, and health notices in addition to real estate transactions and business postings. What a wealth of family information!
Where do you find these papers? Reference librarian Roger Dudley will tell how to locate them online and on microfilm as he presents a case study of searching for his 4th great grandfather’s death date.
Roger, a native of Denver, has been a reference librarian and archivist at the Denver Public Library for the past 13 years. He is the author of two books, one for genealogists called In Their Time and one for his family, a history of the Kravigs.
Roger earned his master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University and then embarked on a 35-year career in video production with the Public Service Company of Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado.
Foothills Genealogical Society supports genealogical research with educational programs, classes and field trips. FhGS also preserves and publishes historical records from Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties. For more information, please visit http://www.foothillsgenealogy.org or write P.O. Box 150382, Lakewood CO 80215-0382.