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.
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.
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.
This presentation will walk the audience through 3 centuries of Irish immigration to North America, with a heavy focus on local Colorado Irish history.
James Walsh is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado Denver, where he has taught for the past 21 years. Walsh is co-author of Irish Denver and author of Michael Mooney and the Leadville Irish. Walsh is also founder of the Romero Theater Troupe, an all-volunteer human rights theater troupe.
“Writing Up the Family Tree” is the sure way to organize your vast family information and preserve that information in a way that is accessible for future generations. What story do you want to tell? Who is your audience? What is your deadline? Once you’ve made those decisions, you are on the way to preserving your family history.
Carol Cooke Darrow has been a Certified Genealogist since 2005. She facilitates a monthly genealogical writing group at DPL from September thru May on the 2nd Sunday of the month. She volunteers every week at DPL on Tuesdays from 10 am – 1 pm and at the National Archives branch in Broomfield on Thursdays from 9 am – 4 pm.