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.

Oct
12
Tue
BGS Discussion Group: Using FamilyTreeMaker @ Zoom
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your questions and your knowledge about FamilyTreeMaker, and we’ll talk.  This will be an informal session to share our research, tips, sources, and whatever comes to mind.  Moderator: Jim Holitza

Discussion groups are for BGS members only.  The Zoom link is sent each month in the BGS newsletter.

Nov
2
Tue
“Blitzkrieg Genealogy: How Throwing Out Your Research Plan Can Yield Exciting Results” – By Dina C. Carson
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Members may register with the link provided in the BGS newsletter.  Register here for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdOqoqDMpHtIKnX05pYNX6RRGUEk9WqwU.  The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

Presentation:

A standard research plan helps you to focus your research in order to answer a specific question. But what if the search for the answer causes you to miss other information about your ancestors? The blitzkrieg approach allows you to search in a much wider way and what you stumble across can be just as exciting as answering a targeted research question. The blitzkrieg approach is not haphazard, though. It too focuses your research, although in a different way. Combining a standard research plan with a blitzkrieg approach can yield exciting … and unexpected … results.

Speaker:

Dina Carson has been involved in genealogy for more than three decades, and is currently the coordinator of the Boulder Pioneers Project, a comprehensive look at the original source documents for Boulder County during the Territorial period (1859-1876). She is the author of more than ninety annotated indexes of Boulder County source materials. She lectures frequently to genealogical societies throughout the state and is working with the Colorado State Archives on state-wide indexing projects. Dina is the author of 10 books about publishing and genealogy including, Publish Your Family History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors, Map Your US Research: A Workbook for Genealogists and Colorado’s Historical Assets: A Research Guide for Genealogists, Local Historians and History Buffs … . Dina brings her experience with all phases of book publishing to help first-time self-publishers create quality family or local histories that are both believable and achievable. When she’s not at a computer working on a publishing project, you can find her photographing the pioneer cemeteries of Colorado or deep in the bowels of an archive researching something.

Nov
9
Tue
BGS Discussion Group: Researching Land Records @ Zoom
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your questions and your knowledge about using land records in your research, and we’ll talk. Why should you find land records?  What might you find?  Have a document that doesn’t quite make sense — bring it along and we’ll discuss.  This will be an informal session to share our research, tips, sources, and whatever comes to mind.  Moderator: Michelle Goodrum

Discussion groups are for BGS members only.  The Zoom link is sent each month in the BGS newsletter.