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.

Apr
4
Tue
“Boozers, Brothels, and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers: Buffalo Bill’s Little Known Business Partner” – By Kellen Dane Cutsforth @ Calvary Bible Church
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Presentation:

This presentation is an entertaining and informative look at the early days of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show and also provides information about the use of primary resources, footnotes, and nontraditional forms of research for genealogists and family researchers.

Speaker:

Kellen Cutsforth is the author of numerous books about the Old West with an emphasis on Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. He has also provided ghostwriting services for numerous books and publications. He has had more than fifty articles featured in such publications as Wild West, True West, and is currently a columnist for Western Writers of America’s Roundup magazine. Kellen lives with his family in Littleton, Colorado.

May
2
Tue
“19th Century America – Cultural Changes and Their Effects on Records” By – Sylvia Tracy-Doolos
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Link: HERE

Presentation: 

America in the 19th century saw geographic, cultural, and historical changes that affected the records that were created.

While this was true for all Americans, it was especially true for women, African-Americans, and immigrants. We’ll take a broad look at the 19th century to understand these changes.

Speaker:

Sylvia has over 40 years of genealogical experience as a researcher, teacher, lecturer, and writer. She is a member and officer of the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH), and Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE), plus a member of APG, CGS, NGS, VGS, and others. She has a BA in History with a minor focusing on linguistics to better understand the role of language change and its effect on record keeping.

Aug
1
Tue
“Introduction to Swedish Research” – By Kay Hartrick
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration Link: HERE

Presentation:

This presentation will focus on the wonderful household examination records maintained in Sweden from the 1700s.  If you haven’t seen these records, you’ll be amazed at their detail and comprehensiveness.  The language barrier is not that hard to overcome.  We’ll talk about what information you need from U.S. sources in order to locate ancestors in Swedish records, and we’ll go the opposite direction to find Swedish immigrants that seemingly disappear while crossing the ocean.  In addition to household examination records, we’ll cover naming conventions and look at birth, marriage and death records that reach back to the 1600s in some parishes.

Speaker:

For ten years, I have been actively pursuing past family members, primarily in my husband’s family, with homesteaders in Nebraska and Montana, Confederates in Georgia, Irish quarry workers in Rhode Island, Quakers, and many military veterans.  My own family lived in Delaware, Maryland (Eastern shore, Baltimore, and farther west), Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.  I completed the certificate program in Genealogical Research at Boston University in 2011 and have attended SLIG, IGHR, and the Applied Genealogy Institute.  I am past president of the Boulder Genealogical Society and am the currently treasurer and librarian of the society.  I also volunteer with ICAPGen™ Study Groups for genealogists seeking accreditation and in the library at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.