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 & Classes
January – February 2014
Karlene Ferguson – Have I Found Nancy’s Parents? You Be the Judge
Family legend has said that Nancy Ann Stauffer’s mother died when she was young and Nancy was raised by a family named White. Years of effort by several family members to identify Nancy’s birth parents have been unsuccessful. Karlene may have had a breakthrough 18 months ago. Although all of the evidence is indirect, it may be that Nancy’s parents have been identified. Please come to hear the evidence and then decide if the research has answered the question.
Karlene has been a member of BGS for eight years and served as Recording Secretary and Program Chair. She has attended genealogical institutes in Salt Lake City, Birmingham, Alabama and Pittsburgh. Karlene completed the NGS Home Study Course and participated in the New England Historic Genealogical Society Research Week in Washington, D.C. Karlene worked for the State of Colorado in Human Resource Management for 25 years. She is a life-long history buff.
Member Participation – Your Favorite Civil War Ancestor
- What you can learn from old newspapers
- Using obituaries
- Finding newspapers
- Using digitized newspapers
Students may want to try what they are learning. Feel free to bring laptops, notebooks, or tablets.
Course Instructors: Cari Taplin assisted by Diane Barbour, PLCGS and Beth Benko
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**GET YOUR NEW BGS-BRANDED GEAR AT CAFE PRESS**
Our 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!
**NEW BGS PUBLICATIONS**
Annual volumes of the BGS Quarterly are now available for purchase! Quarterlies from 1969 through 2011 can now be ordered through Lulu.com. Check out our Publications page for more details.
NEW BGS PROJECT
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.
Charles Richard “Dick” Spielman, Jr.
1928-2012 Click here for more about BGS members who have recently passed.
BGS Distinguished Service
At the annual May Dessert Night meeting BGS awards a member for distinguished service and contributions to the society over the years. Click here to see the plaque and recipients.
Our Parliamentarian in Spirit will be missed. Visit her Facebook page here.