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.

“Beyond Obituaries: Genealogy Research in Newspapers,” By Kay Hartrick
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Beyond obituaries! Using newspapers for genealogy research can yield many treasures beyond the standard obituary.  Marriage announcements may provide many wonderful details about the families involved, not just the couple being married.  Birth announcements might be the only record of an event.   And, best of all, news about court appearances can be an invaluable key to court files, including divorces and other significant events.  By following a trail of news articles from Illinois to California to Missouri, we will follow a woman’s life and her curious trail that would be impossible to find without newspaper articles.  We will discuss various websites that provide access to newspapers and what to do when the newspaper you need is not on-line.


For eight years, Kay Hartrick has been actively pursuing past family members, primarily in her husband’s family, with homesteaders in Nebraska and Montana, 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 and IGHR.  This year she expects to finish her third year studying military records at IGHR.  Kay is the currently president of the Boulder Genealogical Society.

“Getting Started in Family Research & Using Family” By Diane Barbour, PLCGS @ TBD
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This class will go over the basic principles employed when undertaking your own family search. We will cover some basic forms used in research and good basic methodology. You will be introduced to census records and we will also discuss the Family Search website. See what it has to offer and how to use it. Two hours.


Boulder Genealogical Society will not meet in November in observance of the national election
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm