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.

Nov
6
Tue
“Doughboys, Slackers, and More: Researching World War One Military Veterans” by Kay Hartrick @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

World War I created many, many records for those who served in the American Expeditionary Forces or in the U.S. Marines or Navy as well as for those who registered for the draft and stayed on the home front.  Although some records have been lost in the intervening years, it is possible to learn much about your ancestor’s service.  Research strategies and record types will be discussed as well as the general timeline of the U.S.’s involvement in the Great War.

For seven years, Kay Hartrick has been actively pursuing past family members, primarily in her husband’s family, with homesteaders in Nebraska, Confederates in Georgia, Irish quarry workers in Rhode Island, Quakers, and many military veterans.  Her own family stayed closer to home base in Delaware and Maryland: Eastern Shore, Baltimore, and farther West.  Kay completed the certificate program in Genealogical Research at Boston University in 2011 and has attended SLIG, GenFed, and IGHR.

Nov
8
Thu
Software Programs to Help Organize Your Research @ Meadows Branch Library
Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Beth Benko and Diane Barbour, PLCGS

Learn about the advantages of recording and organizing your genealogical information in a specialized software program. Beth will present an overview of the Legacy Family Tree software program. Diane will show you with an overview of how Family Tree Maker operates. From this full two hour program, you will be able to decide which genealogy software program appeals to you. Your genealogy software will probably be with you during your entire research career, so it is a good idea to pick the one that fits you best.

This presentation is free, and registration is requested. Please reserve your spot with Diane Barbour at mdbfrisco@gmail.com.

Dec
4
Tue
“You be the Jury: The Court Martial of Lyman F. Rounds” by Michael Rounds @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In 1833, fourteen deserters were found and voluntarily returned to Fort Towson after the pursuit party withdrew. Four were subsequently charged with Desertion and Mutiny. We will be following the transcript of the General Court Martial held at Fort Towson May 15 – 31, 1833 documenting the charges, witness statements, questioning, cross-examination and defendant’s statement for the trial of Corporal Lyman F. Rounds of Light Company “A” 3d U.S. Infantry. We will then deliberate on the testimony and deliver our verdict before learning what the court decided.

Speaker: Michael Rounds was introduced to genealogy in Boy Scouts when he earned the genealogy merit badge. Many years later when he had kids, he resumed researching so he could answer that question: “Dad, where did I come from?” His most recent ancestors migrated to America in the 1840’s, and several of his ancestor lines migrated in the 1680’s.