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.

Society meetings are free and open to the public
on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm, currently by Zoom.

“E di Famiglia (It Runs In the Family): Researching your Italian Immigrant Ancestors” – By Sara Dawson @ Calvary Bible Church
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


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