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

Beth Benko – Podcast and Webinars and Streaming, Oh My! @ Frasier Meadows
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm

Beth Benko – Podcast and Webinars and Streaming, Oh My!

In today’s electronic age, there are many and varied genealogical education and news sources. Come hear how you can stay up to date by tapping into some of the many web conferences, broadcasts, and previously recorded content. Learn how to watch webinars and streaming videos from the comfort of home and how to download podcasts to listen to wherever you may roam.

Beth Benko is a professional genealogist providing family history research for clients and lecturing to local organizations. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Computer Science. She worked as a software developer and manager for 30 years before leaving the corporate world to pursue her interests in family history. Beth is an officer and volunteer for several local genealogical societies and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society.

Computer Interest Group @ Frasier Meadows
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come learn about technology and genealogy. This group is intended for anyone interested in learning more skills around computers, technology and family history. Everything from research tools, software programs for organizing your family tree, image and video editing, recording and more!

BGS webmaster Jeff VoVillia will be facilitating this small interest group. Please bring questions, computers and an open mind. If there’s isn’t a direct question or focus Jeff will teach you a new tool or review a known tool to help you better understand how to use it for your genealogy research and family history preservation.

The meeting will take place in the Community Room on the North side of Frasier Meadows off of Thunderbird Drive. You need to be let in so please do not get discouraged if the sliding doors do not open right away.

*Jeff is a windows user. As such, he can still help answer questions around any format (web-based, Apple/Mac, Android etc.) but expertise is in Microsoft Windows software.

Free Beginning Genealogy Class @ Meadows Branch of the Boulder Public Library
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Free Beginning Genealogy Class

Come learn how to get started searching for your ancestors!

This FREE class will cover the following topics:

• Assembling family information

• Organizing your research

• Using

• How to find family treasures at Denver Public Library

There will be time for students to try what they are learning.

Bring your laptops, notebooks, or tablets.

Course Instructors: Diane Barbour, PLCGS,

assisted by Beth Benko

Space is limited and registration is required. Click Here to register!



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.