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.

Aug
9
Thu
“Hiding in Plain Database” by Dina Carson @ Meadows Branch Library
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Searching in databases can produce gold mines of information. It can also be frustrating and inefficient if you do not know how to conduct an effective search. In this lecture, you will discover how to: narrow the results, broaden the results, and use bread-crumb navigation. You will learn how the most common typing mistakes can fool even the best searches. Sometimes you must stop looking for people and start looking for data points. As databases become more sophisticated, you will learn how to master the sliders and bring on the browse. If you have searched a database and not found what you were looking for, after this talk, you will want to look again.

Sep
4
Tue
“Thousands of New Civil War Records — Is Your Ancestor in Them?” by Diane Barbour, PLCGS @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The United States Sanitary Commission, a little-known volunteer organization, provided care and many services for Union soldiers during the Civil War. No, it’s not about sewers. In the process, they created thousands of records rich in genealogical information. Come and hear this amazing story of their work. Find out how to obtain the records.

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.

Sep
13
Thu
Beyond the Basics: More Record Groups and Ancestry.com @ Meadows Branch Library
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beyond the Basics, More Record Groups and Ancestry.com

with Diane Barbour PLCGS

For those who are familiar with the basic genealogy forms and have done some research. Diane Barbour PLCGS will also teach you about church records, birth, marriage, and death records. Learn about Ancestry.com and how to access some of their collections for free.

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