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.

Jan
9
Thu
Hiding in Plain Database @ Meadows Branch Library
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Make sure you are registered so I can inform you of changes due to illness or weather. Register at mdbfrisco@gmail.com.

Feb
13
Thu
Research Like a Pro – Class 1 @ Meadows Branch Library
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Class 1 using the book Research Like a Pro as a guide will show you how creating a research objective will help you stay focused and on track in your research, saving you time as you search. By defining a precise question either to identify an individual, prove a family relationship or to discover an event your ancestor participated in, you can hone in on specifics rather than searching at random. The next step in focusing your research is to conduct a research review of what you already have so that you don’t repeat research, but also to analyze what you have to glean all of the information from each source before you move on to other sources. Putting your research along with your research objective into a timeline will help you identify holes in your research, but also to see where conflicts may exist that need to be resolved.

Make sure you are registered so I can inform you of changes due to illness or weather. Register at mdbfrisco@gmail.com.