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Family History - Genealogy

+Oct 19, 2017 PROGRAM :‘Neanderthals In Our Family Tree: How Are We Related and What Were They Like?’ with Paul Opler at Council Tree Library - 6:30-8:30 pm
Dr. Opler will cover the history of our changing concepts about Neanderthal man and some of the evidence on which our ideas were based. The more evidence we see the more Neanderthals seem to be more similar to us and less like the hump-backed hairy brute as they were first portrayed! Dr. Opler will talk about how we have come to know about the genetics of Neanderthals, how the DNA of Neanderthal was sequenced, and how their DNA is compared to ours.

Nov 16, 2017 PROGRAM:‘Placed Out: Orphan Trains for Eastern Cities’ Deluge of “Street Arabs”‘ with Sharon Danhauer at Council Tree Library - 6:30-8:30pm
Sharon will tell us about the Christian organizations in the 1800’s that were established to place urban street urchins, often immigrant children, in adoptive and foster homes in the West. Over 150,000 children were placed out in several western states over the 75 years the system was in operation. Colorado received 1,500 Orphan Train riders, who now have thousands of descendants.

Nov 18, 2017 CLASS: Intermediate Genealogy with Carol Stetser at Old Town Library - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Thursday Afternoon Genealogy Help (LCGS) - PRPLD Old Town Library (2nd Floor Study Room A) 1-5 pm

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