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
at Frasier
350 Ponca Place, Boulder

We meet in the 4th floor Assembly Room. To reach this room, enter through the Ponca Place lobby and sign in at the table. Take the elevator at the back of the lobby up to the 4th floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left (south). The Assembly Room will be on your left.

Note: Frasier is in the midst of a major building project and your usual parking place may not be available. Plan to arrive early to find a spot. Consider carpooling.

Nov
12
Thu
“More Record Groups & Ancestry.com” by Diane Barbour, PLCGS @ By Zoom
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

These classes are for the beginning genealogist.  We will illustrate paper documents and how to fill them out. This is the first step in acquiring and organizing your information. We will discuss where to find information and put it together. A description of often used terminology will be given so you can understand what genealogical terms mean. You will be informed about some of the many records available today and the information they contain. We will also discuss the Family Search website, www.familysearch.org. and www.Ancestry.com to see the many databases they have. Two hours.

TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK AND A FREE HANDOUT, PLEASE REGISTER AT education@bouldergenealogy.org.

Dec
1
Tue
“National Archives and Records Administration: Searching in Our Nation’s Attic,” By Beth Weiland Benko
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presentation:

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the US government agency tasked with preserving and maintaining documents that record important events in American history and making them available for research. NARA maintains several facilities in the Washington, DC area, over a dozen regional facilities, and fourteen Presidential libraries. They also provide access to some records through the NARA website.  This presentation will describe the holdings and research facilities of the National Archives central and regional locations, with a focus on the National Archives at Denver. A description of information available on the NARA website and a demonstration of the website search capabilities will be included.

Speaker:

Beth Benko is a professional genealogist providing family history research for clients and lecturing to local organizations. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Computer Science.  She worked as a software developer and manager for 30 years before leaving the corporate world to pursue her interests in family history.  Beth is an officer and volunteer in several local genealogical societies, a volunteer at NARA and Denver Public Library, and a member of the National Genealogical Society.

Jan
5
Tue
“Locating Images of Ancestors: Putting a Face with That Name,” by Andrew Likins @ Virtual meeting via Zoom application
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

**NOTE – Meeting will be held using the Zoom conference application (https://zoom.us/). The meeting link will be provided to members by email shortly before the meeting. Non-members can RSVP to receive the link by contacting president@bouldergenealogy.org.”

Presentation:

Having images of our ancestors makes them come to life for us. We’ll learn about how you can locate images of your ancestors – some in unexpected places. Since my early days of family history research, I’ve made it a priority to locate images of my ancestors. Up to today, I have images of all of my direct line ancestors through my 2nd great grandparents, over half of my 3rd great grandparents, and several beyond that, going back before the invention of photography.

Speaker:

Andy Likins has been fascinated by family history for as long as he can remember and has been actively researching for over 35 years.  Ancestry Magazine and Archives.com have published articles he has written on topics relating to American and Scandinavian research, and he has performed research for PBS’s Finding Your Roots. His memberships include the Swedish Colonial Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Andy is a professor at Pikes Peak Community College and also does genealogical research for clients. Collecting images of family members is one of his favorite aspects of genealogy.