Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 PM

Stolen Stuff and Misplaced Missives: Copyrights, Permissions and a Plagiarism Refresher

Speaker: Dina Carson

Genealogists encounter copyrights in many items we use to help prove our family lineages, and in the protections we would like for the hard work we put in to create family and local histories. Fortunately, copyright infringement doesn't occur as often as many people assume it does, nevertheless, genealogists should be aware of what copyrights protect and what they do not, how to obtain permission to include materials within an original work, and what constitutes plagiarism or the unlawful adoption of another's form of expression into one's own work.

Education Session at 6:30 PM

Tech Bits:  Windows Snipping Tool and Google Image Search

Speaker: Beth Benko

The Windows Snipping Tool is a free tool that has been part of Windows since Vista. (It is included as part of Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10). This tool and others like it for Mac and Windows allow a user to capture images and text from a computer screen. Using Google to search with images will also be demonstrated. Learn how you can use both of these tools to enhance your genealogical research. This is the first in a series of “Tech Bits” presentations.

Guests are welcome

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 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.