The Boulder Genealogical Society is here to help you with your family history no matter your level of expertise or where you are researching. We also contribute to the greater genealogical community through local history research.

We welcome all interested genealogists, whether you are just starting out or have years of experience or are a professional. Members support our monthly speakers and are invited to regular discussion groups and indexing projects. Join here!

It is time to pay membership dues for 2023!

Annual membership dues are still just $20 (individual or household) and were due 1 January 2023. Your dues are the primary method we have for funding our genealogical society.

Please also consider contributing to the BGS General Operating Fund.

Options for paying: 1) Pay on-line; 2) complete the membership form and mail it and your check to the address on the form.

Questions? Contact Betty at

Society meetings are free and open to the public on the first Tuesday of each month. Meeting time is at 7:00 pm. We are resuming in-person meetings!


Meeting Location:

Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Ave, Boulder, CO 80301

Visitors are welcome!

Next Meeting: June 6th

“E di Famiglia (It Runs In the Family): Researching your Italian Immigrant Ancestors” – By Sara Dawson


The Italian state was created in 1861, the same year the American Civil War started. It wasn’t completely unified until 1870, the same year the Confederate States of America was officially dissolved. Whether your ancestors immigrated prior to the unification of Italy or during the Great Migration of the late 19th century and early 20th century, tracing your Italian heritage can be very rewarding. Italian families often lived in the same communities for hundreds of years, creating a wealth of civil and church records in the process. We’ll discuss using US records to lead us back across the ocean to your ancestor’s homeland.


Sara Dawson, owner of Descent Detective – guides clients through the tangled webs and brick walls along the path to discover their connections to the past. She believes that when we experience history through the stories of our ancestors, the past comes alive. We uncover mysteries and treasures, creating a full awareness that educates us on our truth and constructs the pillars that provide a powerful sense of belonging to our family story.

This is an in-person meeting, but we are going to try and make it available as a hybrid. If you are unable to make it in person, please register at

For future meetings, see the calendar snapshots at the left.



Our 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 BGS Gear!


Annual volumes of the BGS Quarterly are now available for purchase! Order Quarterlies from 1969 through 2018 through Can’t wait? Browse the quarterlies in our Instant Digital Download page. Check out our Publications page for more details.

The complete names index for the BGS Quarterly is now complete. For instructions, click here. To open the PDF in your web browser, click here.


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.

Colorado First Families Program

If your family has been in Colorado a long time, you may qualify for membership in the Colorado First Families Program. For more information, click here.


Click here for information about BGS members who have passed.

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