Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, August 1 at 7:30 PM

House Histories

Speaker: Nichelle Barra

A house history can be created for any home, no matter how old it may be. This presentation will discuss two parts to a house history: the actual house's architecture and the paper trail of documents. These two major parts can then be connected to tell the story of any specific building or even a piece of land.

Nichelle Barra has always had a love of history since she was a little girl, hearing stories from her grandparents, or hearing about her dad's latest historical restoration project. In 2013, she pursued professional genealogy and took several courses along the way including Boston University's Genealogical Research Certificate Program, the NGS Home Study Course, and ProGen. Her business, Copper Leaf Genealogy, started in 2014 in Indiana and moved with her to Colorado. Her favorite research areas are land records, historical homes, family stories, and DNA.

Information Session at 6:30 PM

You Asked for It: What’s New in Genealogy Software

Presented by Beth Benko

The "big three" genealogy software programs, Family Tree Maker, Legacy Family Tree, and Roots Magic have all announced new versions this year. Hear about the new features and see live demos (where possible) of each of these programs.

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 down to the North Community Room on the ground floor. 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.