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.

“Black and White Southern Families in Southern Plantation Records” – By Ari Wilkins @ By Zoom
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Link:  HERE


The Antebellum Southern Plantation Records can offer multifaceted views into many white and African American Southern families. This resource documents families’ personal and business correspondence, conditions of plantation life (including the elusive names of slaves and descriptions of slave relationships), and much more. Learn about the genealogical value of the Southern Antebellum Plantation Records – how they are organized, how to search the collection, and apply it towards your genealogical research. The case studies will highlight the personal documents of a white Southern family and the indirect documentation of an African American family.


Ari Wilkins has been actively researching family history for over twenty years. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, RootsTech, and a multitude of state and local societies.  She is also the coordinator of the African American course for the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research.

Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library for the past fourteen years.  She speaks on multitude of genealogical subjects and specializes in African American research.



BGS January Extra: Family Tree Maker Event – What’s new in FTM 2019 @ By Zoom
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Register here:

Join Mark Olsen, the Family Tree Maker Genealogy Community Ambassador, to learn about the newest features and updates as well as ask any questions you might have.  This is geared to existing Family Tree Maker users, but everyone is welcome.


“Creating a Family History of Lasting Value” – By Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FUGA, FNGS @ By Zoom
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Link: Registration is now CLOSED. We have exceed the number of registrations by 20% to accommodate potential no-shows. Please join early just in case, we can only accept the first 100.


Most genealogists want to prepare family histories that future generations will cherish. Not all succeed. We begin to create worthwhile and accurate family histories by collecting and sharing family stories and DNA test results—information that might soon disappear. Our research progresses from that starting point toward the goal of a printed, computerized, or online family history. If we pay attention to four factors—biography, accuracy, documentation, and explanation—our history will be irreplaceable.


Tom has been pursuing his ancestry since 1963. For the first twenty-five years he was clueless about what he was trying to accomplish and how to do it. When he started climbing the genealogy learning curve he repeatedly experienced the challenges, joys, and rewards of tracing ancestors reliably and of fully understanding their lives. Tom eventually became an award-winning writer, board-certified genealogist, editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, recipient of honors from genealogical organizations, and author of the popular textbooks Mastering Genealogical Documentation and Mastering Genealogical Proof. Using his nearly lifelong education career as a springboard, he enjoys teaching at weeklong genealogy institutes, weekend seminars, and local, national, and international genealogy conferences.

Speaker Recording Agreement:

Speaker agrees to permit recording only by individual attendees for their private use only, with the proviso that the recordings are not to be duplicated, transcribed, or otherwise disseminated or used for meetings.