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
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 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.

Oct
1
Tue
“Writing Up The Family Tree” by Carol Cooke Darrow, CG.
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation:

“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.

Speaker:

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.

Oct
10
Thu
More Record Groups & How to Use Ancestry.com, presented by Diane Barbour, PLCGS @ Meadows Branch Library
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This class begins the discussion of several records groups, including Church records and vital records. It will also include an introduction to Ancestry.com. See what it has to offer and how to use it.

All classes are free. To reserve your seat and receive a handout, please register by email at mdbfrisco@gmail.com.

Nov
5
Tue
“Pledging Brotherhood: An Introduction to Fraternal, Benevolent, and Secret Societies.” by Jen Baldwin
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation:

During the 1800s, 1 in every 7 people in the United States was a member of a fraternal society. Explore the various types of organizations and understand how they differentiate from each other, and gain your own secrets to accessing their record collections.

Speaker:

Jen Baldwin has been working in the realm of professional genealogy since 2010 but has been pursuing her family history since she was ten years old, enjoying her grandmother’s stories – and her cookies. She is currently the Data Acquisition Manager, North America for Findmypast. Jen lectures, writes, and consults on a variety of genealogy and social media related topics, and was part of the research team for Genealogy Roadshow, season two on PBS. Her research focus generally tends towards the Western United States – especially the Gold Rush era – and fraternal societies. She is the author of course materials for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies and numerous Legacy QuickGuides. She is a proud volunteer for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, serving as a Board Member and the Program Committee Chair for the 2019 Family History Conference in Washington, DC.