Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 PM

Overcoming a 30-Year Brick Wall: Some Stories and Tips

Speaker: Debbie Schwartz

She knew almost nothing about her ancestry outside of the U.S. until she started intensive family research in 2010.  Since then, she’s acquired evidence including ship records, census documents and stories going back to around 1800 for most of her eight great-grandparents, all who were born in Eastern Europe.  It IS possible to achieve your research goals, particularly as more worldwide information is now available online.

 Ms. Schwartz licensed rights for a major publisher until last year. Tracking down rights holders uses some skills that genealogists value: researching online; trying things no else has tried or thought of; and persistence.


"You Asked for It" Education Presentations

Diane Barbour, PLCGS, will discuss the contents of The Source, a reference book for genealogy research.

Meeting Place

Our meeting place is Frasier Meadows Retirement Community at 350 Ponca Place, just across the street from the old location at Mountain View Methodist Church. Come in the main (west) entrance door, sign the register in the lobby, and take the elevator up to the 4th Floor Assembly Room.  There will be signs to direct you.

BGS meets the first Tuesday night of each month.

All regular meetings start at 7:30 PM, the education presentations at 6:30 PM. Both are free and open to the public. See the map below for directions.

350 Ponca Place, Boulder: Google Maps

Past Meeting Minutes

Previous Years Meeting Minutes

2016 General Meeting Minutes


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Check the program calendar at the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies for more details about lectures and events around the state.