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The Society's mission is to stimulate and encourage family history research through a variety of endeavors and to provide members and the genealogical public with a diversity of resources.

We hope you will enjoy your visit here and leave with some new knowledge about us and your genealogy search.

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Join the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society for a chance to

experience a moment in America’s Revolutionary War at 7:00 p.m.

on Tuesday, April 9 at the Laramie County Library, Sunflower Room.

The Battle of Kings Mountain will be explained by Suzanne Wilmeth

Anderson, Cheyenne genealogist and historical re-enactor, who will take participants

on a journey through the details of that battle and the significance

it played in the course of the American Revolutionary War.

She will illustrate for participants the fierce military engagement

between Patriot and Loyalist militias in South Carolina in October

1780 during the Southern Campaign of the War. Anderson has an MBA

degree in finance; she grew up in Virginia where her family made

annual visits to the Kings Mountain reenactment, and where she developed

a close network of distant cousins.

Registration is not necessary for this free evening program, which is

open to the public. The meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m.

with a short business meeting with the program starting at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, call 630-0924.


A Colorado writer and cold case sleuth will be the featured speaker

at the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society annual end-of-the-year

banquet on May 14, 2019 at the Red Lion Inn. Silvia Pettem, author

of “Someone’s Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe,” is pleased

to be presenting some of her work documenting the missing identity of this

Boulder, Co., female. Using DNA and significant forensic evidence and hints,

Pettem succeeded in identifying the teenager as Dorothy Gay Howard. Her talk

will illustrate her work on this long-awaited discovery.

Pettem has been a writer for the Boulder Daily Camera since 1977, writing

historical features and local history columns. She also specializes in

researching, documenting, and identifying long-term missing persons,

unidentified remains and cold-case homicides.

The CGHS annual dinner and election of officers will be held on Tuesday, May 14,

beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Shoshone Room of the Red Lion

Inn (204 West Fox Farm Road) with check-in and a silent auction

as a prelude to dinner at 6:00 p.m. The program

will begin at 7:00 p.m. Reservations with choice of entree selection

(herb roasted chicken or peppercorn roast beef or baked cod) and a check for the

dinner, which is $20, must be received by May 4th, 2019, sent to

CGHS, P.O. Box 2539, Cheyenne, WY 82003. A form you can use to make these

choices is here.

There is a program-only (no

dinner) option for $5.00, with the same deadline

Please contact us at cghswyoming@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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