Noel Ferre

Castle Rock woman passionate about genealogy society

Posted 11/4/19

About me I’ve lived in Colorado for almost seven years with my husband and we love it! I have three grown sons, two in Colorado and one in New York. We are a family of skiers, hikers, campers and …

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Noel Ferre

Castle Rock woman passionate about genealogy society

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About me

I’ve lived in Colorado for almost seven years with my husband and we love it! I have three grown sons, two in Colorado and one in New York. We are a family of skiers, hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts, though I have recently taken a back seat due to a knee injury. We spoil a rotten 15-year-old Australian Shepherd who is our constant companion, foot warmer and guardian of anything on the barbecue!

I have somewhat of a Heinz 57 background with roots in England, Canada, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands and Germany, Spain, Portugal and France. It keeps my research interesting!

Castle Rock Genealogical Society

I am president of the society, the past programs director and a member for about six years. I enjoy teaching classes frequently and wearing different hats in the society whenever I can, be it workshops field trips or good old-fashioned mentoring. I led a group to Salt Lake City for a week of intense research in 2018 and our society looks forward to a second trip in 2020.

We welcome anyone interested in genealogical research, from novice to advanced. Our members’ research spans the country as well as every continent — including Antarctica! Our many monthly programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of our membership. Our classes, programs and workshops are free; however, we encourage everyone to consider becoming a member.  

The group was started in 2008, and since that first year, CRCGS membership has grown to over 120 members! We strive to provide inspiration, support and encouragement to our members and guests as we research and document our family history and share our discoveries during weekly meetings and society events.

To get involved, visit our website at CRCGS.org and check out our class/speaker schedule and our calendar. We meet most Monday mornings for a drop-in session at 10 a.m. in the library. We host high-caliber speakers every third Saturday of the month on topics of genealogical interest.

How I got involved

I’ve been doing genealogy for about 20 years; however, it was not until we moved to the area that I found the group through the library bulletin board. I love the camaraderie, sharing our experiences, our struggles and successes. Through the education that the society provides, I have gained the tools and enthusiasm to research my own family history, taking my family back in America to the early 1600s.

Why I love this research

Oftentimes we only see a superficial view of our ancestry through pictures and stories passed down. What seems like a boring history has time and time again proven itself to be a web of book-worthy stories about their lives.

My mantra

I have a genealogy quote that I love: “Historians research the celebrated; genealogists research and remember them all.”

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