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.

Feb
2
Tue
“GenSmarts: The Best Genealogy Research Tool You Never Heard of,” by Del Richhart @ Virtual meeting via Zoom application
Feb 2 @ 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@bouldergeneology.org.”

Presentation:

GenSmarts is an application that interacts with your genealogy program and provides research suggestions using artificial intelligence analysis.  It develops a profile of the individuals in your program based on where and when they lived.  It then matches the profiles with GenSmart’s inventory of known records.  The program then makes predictions based on this comparison.  It is prioritized to highlight missing data and then provide suggestions for search. It will then search selected web sites for the missing data.

GenSmarts works with all the major genealogical programs and is compatible with Windows NT, Vista, XP, 98, 7 and 8 and 10.  Although it isn’t designed to work with the Mac, Mac users can use it.  They just need a virtualization software with a Windows VM (Virtual Machine) setup such as Parallels Desktop for Mac, VMWare Fusion, or VirtualBox, and generate a GEDCOM file from their Mac software, and then copy it over into the VM. Or use something like CrossOver from CodeWeavers, which makes it even easier since you aren’t loading a full VM session.

The presentation will familiarize you with the capabilities of GenSmarts, demonstrate some of the major features of the application, and provide tips on using the program in conjunction with online research and trips to libraries, archives and other repositories.

Speaker:

Del began researching his family history in 1994.  He served in leadership positions in several San Diego genealogy organizations; including President, Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego and Program Director, San Diego Genealogical Society.  He was Chair of The Working Group for soliciting Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers for the June 2019 International German Genealogy Partnership Conference held in Sacramento.  He currently leads the German Study Group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is Secretary of the Longs Peak Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Del has given over 120 genealogy presentations to numerous groups in the Southern California and Northern Colorado areas in the past nine years.  He published, “Breathing Life Into My Family Ancestors” in late 2011 and published his second book “Ordinary People Who Accomplished the Extraordinary—Our Immigrant Ancestors and Their Descendants” in November 2019.

Mar
2
Tue
“Location, Location, Location: Puting Your Ancestors in Their Place,” by Diana Elder @ Virtual meeting via Zoom application
Mar 2 @ 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@bouldergeneology.org.”

Presentation:

Locality research is key to making progress in genealogy research. An understanding of the history, geography, records, and repositories for the research locality is the foundation for building a solid research plan and finding additional information for your ancestor.

Speaker:

Diana Elder AGⓇ is a professional genealogist accredited in the Gulf South region of the United States and is a Commissioner for The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Diana is the author of the bestselling book, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and creator of the “Research Like a Pro” study group and e-Course. Diana and her daughter, Nicole Dyer, are the hosts of the Research Like a Pro Genealogy Podcast and share research tips on their website, FamilyLocket.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
6
Tue
“Keeping Up with the Genealogical Buzz,” by Kathy Tarullo @ Virtual meeting via Zoom application
Apr 6 @ 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@bouldergeneology.org.”

Presentation:

In our fast-paced world, astonishing amounts of new genealogical information appear on-line daily. You can keep up on the latest Genealogy Buzz with just a few specific internet sites. Learn how to use social media trends like twitter, blogs, newsletters, flipbook, podcasts, webinars, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to uncover genealogical nuggets quickly and easily. Come discover these tools to expose your genealogical treasures.

Speaker:

Kathy Tarullo received her bachelor’s in Family History from Brigham Young University and is a recent ProGen graduate.  She is currently on staff with Apex Colorado Recreation District teaching beginning genealogy classes. She is a member of Foothills Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of Utah, Colorado Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, and the Director of the Arvada Family History Center.  Besides searching out ancestors, she loves spending time with her husband, six daughters and 13 grandchildren.