|October is Family History Month|
To celebrate this special yearly event, the Cheyenne Genealogical
and Historical Society is presenting a number of free workshops
throughout the month to assist those interested in
expanding their genealogical skills.
Programs include, "Organizing Family History Files and Notes,"
scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Sunflower Room of the
Laramie County Library, Cheyenne by Gloria Milmont, who has
done genealogy for many years and is a trainer for the LDS Stake
in Cheyenne. Her genealogical filing system will help
new as well as experienced family historians keep family
records and research at their fingertips. This is the program for
the monthly Society meeting, which begins at 6:00 p.m. with a
social followed by a short business meeting and the program
at 7:00 p.m. Other highlights include:
--“Using Primary Sources to Document Your Genealogy Research,” by
Suzi Taylor, Wyoming State Archives, Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m.-Noon,
Sunflower Room, Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.
--“Conducting Research for Oral Histories,” Mark Junge, Oct. 11, 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m, Sunflower Room, Laramie County Library, 2200
-- “Tips & Tricks Using the Wyoming Newspaper Project,” Tom Ivie, Wyoming State Library, Oct. 11, 1-2 p.m., Computer Classroom (space limited to 12), Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave.
--Western Americana & Genealogy Book Sale and Quilt Raffle, Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Willow Room, Laramie County Library,
--Genealogy Classes (“Beginning Genealogy,” Oct. 13; “ Beyond the Basics,” Oct 20; and “German Genealogy,” Oct. 27 by Elaine Hayes, Special Collections Librarian, Laramie County Library (register through LC Library)
The Cheyenne Genealogical and Historical Society’s mission is to
stimulate and encourage family history research through a variety of programs and projects, and to provide the general public with library resources to further genealogy research. For more information on these events, call Robin Everett at 630-2915.
For a concise schedule of all the events in Cheyenne, click here
Photos of Family History Day at the Laramie County Library