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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is an in-person meeting, but we are going to try and make it available as a hybrid. If you are unable to make it in person, please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclfu6hqjIqGdVlLtQmtwfa4vanPDhh5idI
The Italian state was created in 1861, the same year the American Civil War started. It wasn’t completely unified until 1870, the same year the Confederate States of America was officially dissolved. Whether your ancestors immigrated prior to the unification of Italy or during the Great Migration of the late 19th century and early 20th century, tracing your Italian heritage can be very rewarding. Italian families often lived in the same communities for hundreds of years, creating a wealth of civil and church records in the process. We’ll discuss using US records to lead us back across the ocean to your ancestor’s homeland.
Sara Dawson, owner of Descent Detective – guides clients through the tangled webs and brick walls along the path to discover their connections to the past. She believes that when we experience history through the stories of our ancestors, the past comes alive. We uncover mysteries and treasures, creating a full awareness that educates us on our truth and constructs the pillars that provide a powerful sense of belonging to our family story.
This is an in-person meeting, but we are going to try and make it available as a hybrid. If you are unable to make it in person, please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOusrToqHtWqox-2ce8E1eWHzim1y3-S