Adams County Genealogical Society


ACGS is continuing to host ALL board & general meetings via ZOOM until further notice.

Please check the calendar below for up-to-date information.

Stay safe and healthy!


JANUARY 20 - VIA ZOOM - Mapping Your Family History (Susie Wickman)

FEBRUARY 17 - VIA ZOOM - O’Canada - Our Neighbor to the North (Diane Barbour)

MARCH 17 - VIA ZOOM - Researching Italian Ancestry (Joey Ruffalo)

APRIL 21 - VIA ZOOM - What a (Weather) Disaster! (Susie Wickman)

MAY 19 - VIA ZOOM - Googling for Genealogy (Kathy Tarullo)

JUNE 16 - VIA ZOOM - Writing for Military Service (Susie Wickman)


AUGUST 18 - TENTATIVE - PICNIC in a Thornton City Park

SEPTEMBER 15 - VIA ZOOM - Baa Baa Black Sheep (Maura Nelson)

OCTOBER 20 - VIA ZOOM - Learn the Power of Probate (Diane Barbour)

NOVEMBER 17 - VIA ZOOM - Using Emigrant Guides (Julie Miller)

DECEMBER 1 - VIA ZOOM - Annual Officer Elections Meeting


The Adams County Genealogical Society began in January 2013 to promote and meet the needs of genealogy research in the Thornton, Adams County, Colorado area - and beyond!

We are open to anyone interested in Genealogy.

We have found that all of our members - beginners to experts - share ideas and often try each others methods of research.

Meetings are warm and friendly.

We feature a monthly educational (speaker) program.

A society newsletter is published quarterly to keep members up-to-date.


Bring together persons who are conducting genealogical research and promote fellowship and cooperation among them.

Promote and encourage an interest in genealogy as an aid to discover a person's origins.

Educate members and the interested public in methods of genealogical research.

Maintain and elevate genealogical standards of research, preservation and dissemination.

Stress the importance of accuracy in research through careful documentation of researched materials.

Locate, preserve, publish and index public and private genealogical and historical records.

Assist and support any genealogical institutions or repositories in Colorado which are open to the public.


3rd Wednesday 7:00 p.m. MDT


Open to Members and their invited Guests!

Accepting NEW Members!

Membership Dues:

January 1 - December 31


$15 - Youth (up to 18)

$15 - Senior (60+)

$20 - Individual

$25 - Family (more than 1)

Genealogy is KEY!

Checks made out to:

Adams County Genealogical Society

& Mailed via USPS to:

Adams County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1254

East Lake, CO 80614

Or try our new


Online Payments through PayPal!

NOTE: Registering for a Family Membership? Please email all Names, Address, Phone + eMail addresses to us at


G - is for the gaps in generations

E - for the endless entries stands

N - names families from all nations

E - omits enchanted epochs from the clans

A - is for accurate age of all relatives

L - means lineage linking at its best

O - opposes apathy and all procrastinations

G - give Galahad gems we search with zest

Y - yields yester-years we view with admiration

Put them all together, they spell Genealogy,

A word that means enchantment plus to me!

Genealogist's Disease

WARNING: Genealogy Pox (Very contagious to adults)

SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses. Has compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote, desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls, hides phone bills from spouse and mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is - the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!

Humorously Taken from: Ancestors Unlimited Quarterly of Southwest Nebraska Genealogical Society

You Know You're An Addicted Genealogist

...when you brake for libraries

...if you get locked in a library overnight and you never even notice

...when you hyperventilate at the sight of an old cemetery

...if you'd rather browse in a cemetery than a shopping mall

...when you think every home should have a microfilm reader

...if you'd rather read census schedules than a good book

...when you know every town clerk in your state by name

...if town clerks lock the doors when they see you coming

...when you're more interested in what happened in 1697 than 1997

...if you store your clothes under the bed and your closet is carefully stacked with notebooks and journals

...if you can pinpoint Harrietsham, Hawkhurst, and Kent on a map of England - but can't locate Topeka, KS

...when all your correspondence begins, "Dear Cousin,"

...if you've traced every one of your ancestral lines back to Adam and Eve, have it all fully documented, and still don't want to quit