The Boulder Genealogical Society is here to help you with your family history no matter where you are researching. We also contribute to the greater genealogical community through local history research.


Society meetings are free and open to the public
on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community
350 Ponca Place, Boulder

We meet in the 4th floor Assembly Room. To reach this room, enter through the Ponca Place lobby and sign in at the table. Take the elevator at the back of the lobby up to the 4th floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left (south). The Assembly Room will be on your left.

Note: Frasier Meadows is in the midst of a major building project and your usual parking place may not be available. Plan to arrive early to find a spot. Consider carpooling.

Jun
4
Tue
“American Women in the 19th Century” by Sylvia Tracy-Doolos @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation:

America in the 19th century saw geographic, cultural, and historic changes that affected the records that were created. While this was true for all Americans, it was especially true for women. We’ll look broadly at the 19th century to understand the changes in women’s lives and the new records that were created.

Speaker:  

Sylvia Tracy-Doolos has been interested in genealogy for over thirty years, and working as a genealogist for nine as the owner of New Leaf Genealogy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS), and Broomfield Genealogy Society. Sylvia is President of the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE), and is the Genealogist for Adams County Genealogical Society. She has a B.A. in History and minored in English focusing on linguistics so she could focus on studying how language and immigration created and changed America. She also is a family history writing coach, guiding and inspiring people as they share their family’s story in their authentic voices.

Jul
2
Tue
“All Hail to the Queen” by Diane Barbour, PLCGS @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation:

Starting with some Basic English history we expand into the different jurisdictions that existed in England. There are several record groups starting as early as 1537. Beginning with Old Parish registers to statutory records and also census you will find information to start your English family tree.  Audience – Beginner/ Intermediate, English research.

Speaker:

Diane Barbour has been doing genealogy for about 20 years. In June 2012, she graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to earn her educational qualification of PLCGS or Professional Leaning Certificate in Genealogical Studies. She attends Advanced Institutes yearly and has taught genealogy locally and nationally. Her first love is teaching. She is past president of Broomfield Genealogical Society and has volunteered for many jobs with other organizations. She also volunteers at the Denver Public Library and National Archives in Broomfield

Aug
6
Tue
“Ancestry DNA Analysis: Who Are All These People and Why Do I care?” by Wendy Dillenschneider, Ph.D.
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation:

Targeted at the amateur and professional genealogist, AncestryDNA has the largest consumer database of autosomal DNA test results in the world. Over 3 million people have tested with AncestryDNA. They are leaders in the use of combined genetic and genealogical data to predict the ancestor that you have in common with another individual. AncestryDNA does not offer a chromosome browser, so genealogists must use tree triangulation to discover common ancestors. We will cover the several tools that AncestryDNA provides several tools to help you with your tree triangulation work.

Speaker:

Wendy Dillenschneider began tracing her family tree 35 years ago when she was living in Munich, Germany. She figured that “Dillenschneider” had to be a German name, so she started looking up the name in phone books at the post office. She didn’t find any family in Germany, but she finally located them in Alsace.

Decades later, working out of her ranch on the western slopes of Pikes Peak, Wendy has extended her family tree using online resources for both domestic and foreign research. She is adept at research in Pennsylvania, where her family settled in the United States. She is collaborating with a cousin in Alsace to trace the migration of Dillenschneiders from Alsace to America.

Wendy and her husband, Greg, added genetic genealogy or DNA testing to their genealogy toolkit in 2013 and have since immersed themselves in the details of DNA tests and evaluation methods. They have answered several questions about their family history using DNA evidence.