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.

Feb
14
Thu
The Basics of Using DNA in Genealogy: What DNA Can Tell You and What It Can NOT Tell You @ Meadows Branch Library
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dorothy Coltrin will present the following topics: 1) Purpose of a DNA Test, 2) Chemistry and Biology of DNA, 3) Use of Y-chromosome for your surname, 4) Use of autosomal (at) for connections to cousins, 5) Use of mitochondrial (mt) DNA for connection to your mother’s line, 6) Description of various companies offering DNA analysis,  7) Use of third-party GED Match, 8) Importance of paper research.  She will give examples from her own DNA work and there will be plenty of time for questions.

Classes are free. To save your seat and receive a handout, please register: mdbfrisco@gmail.com

Mar
5
Tue
“Which Henry Stauffer was Nancy’s Father? by Karlene Ferguson, CG @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community - 4th Floor Assembly Room
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm

Nancy Stauffer and her five siblings were found in different foster families in two different Indiana counties. This case study identifies her parents and probable grandparents. The most difficult task was to find her father in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where there were many Stauffer families and several Henry Stauffers.

Speaker:  Karlene Ferguson, CG, is a board-certified genealogist. She had two careers, college student personnel work and public human resources administration, before she retired and became interested in family research. She loves doing research and writing her results. Nancy Stauffer has been a special project for over 10 years.

Mar
14
Thu
Hiding in Plain Databases @ Meadows Branch Library
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by Dina Carson

Searching in databases can produce gold mines of information. They can also be frustrating and inefficient if you do not know how to conduct an effective search. It’s important to learn the lingo of databases to take advantage of the advanced search features. 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.