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

Confederate Research @ Frasier Meadows
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm

Kay will tell us tips and tricks for researching your civil war ancestor.

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.

Computer Interest Group @ Frasier Meadows
Nov 11 @ 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.



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 previous winners.

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.