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.

Upcoming Events

Pat Roberts – Which Witch is Which? @ Frasier Meadows
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

Pat Roberts – Which Witch is Which? A Fascinating Story of the Salem Witch Trials

In the fall, as the days grow shorter and the nights longer, witches, and specters, and things that go bump in the night come to mind. Join us for a presentation on the Salem witch trials of 1692 by Pat Roberts who is a direct descendant of two of the “Salem martyrs” (Susannah North Martin and Rebecca Nurse), and also descends from one of the chief prosecutors of the trials (Nicholas Noyes).

Pat Roberts is a long-time member of BGS, having served the society in many roles including President and Education Chair. Pat graduated from the University of Colorado with a major in English and minor in history. Pat is a genealogy researcher, teacher, lecturer and writer. She has attended summer sessions at the University of Iowa Writer’s Institute and Samford University’s Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research. Pat regularly enjoys the Salt Lake Genealogical Institute, the British Genealogical Institute, the NGS national conference and the FGS annual conference.

Beginning Genealogy, Part 2 @ Meadows Branch of the Boulder Public Library
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come learn about;

  •  vital records
  • Find-a-Grave
  • and genealogy software

Click here to register today!

Dorothy Coltrin – The Intricacies of Autosomal DNA @ Frasier Meadows
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm

The Intricacies of Autosomal DNA

Autosomal DNA is probably the most popular type of DNA being done by genealogists and the least understood. Besides describing the underlying biology of the analysis, Dorothy will provide some guidelines to evaluate your data. Laurie Sleeper will introduce the use of Gedmatch to compare other’s atDNA from other companies.

Dorothy has an MS in Nutrition and taught at a California community college for 30 years. She started her genealogy research eight years ago. She has been secretary for the Boulder Genealogical Society and treasurer for CCGS. She is the current membership chair for BGS. Dorothy is a member of NEHGS, BGS and WISE.



menu_1Our new color logo has been unveiled on a wide variety of fun and useful items. Visit the Boulder Genealogy store at Cafe Press and show off your BGS pride and support the Society with some of our new BGS Gear!

Annual volumes of the BGS Quarterly are now available for purchase! Quarterlies from 1969 through 2013 can now be ordered through Check out our Publications page for more details.

Boulder County 1890 Census Replacement Project
More information will soon be available about the project on the website. Make sure to attend the next three “You Asked For It” programs for details and training. More 1890 Census Replacement Project information has been posted! Check out the Projects page for more downloadable information about research topics, place names, and templates for easy extractions.

Collectible Commemorative Playing Cards!
BGS continues to sell its commemorative playing cards celebrating both BGS’s 40th Anniversary and Boulder’s 150th Anniversary. Contact Dina Carson or Mary Ann Looney about pricing information and ordering cards.

BGS Distinguished Service

At the annual Dessert Night meeting BGS awards a member for distinguished service and contributions to the society over the years.

Click here to see the award.


Charles Richard “Dick” Spielman, Jr. 


Click here for more about BGS members who have recently passed.

Our Parliamentarian in Spirit will be missed. Visit her Facebook page here.