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.

“Misbegotten: The Illicit Path to My Patriot,” By Christine Cochran
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Can lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution be traced down a maternal line of misbegotten children? It can, and I did. Join Christine Cochran as she shares an incredible story in which illegitimacy is a family tradition!


Christine Cochran is a professional genealogist and owner of Our Provenance, Ltd. She has been conducting genealogical research for more than ten years. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Colorado Chapter of APG. She is past Vice-President and Researcher for Colorado Genealogy Society and delegate on the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. She is also a member of the Mountain Genealogists Society and the Foothills Genealogy Society. She volunteers as a genealogist at the Denver Public Library – Western History and Genealogy Department and as an indexer at the Colorado State Archives. She holds a BS in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a Master’s in Computer Information Systems from Regis University, and is a graduate of Professional Genealogists Study Groups (ProGen.) Drawing on a wide range of skills, Christine helps people discover the stories in their family histories.

April class postponed until May 14th.
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, the BGS class previously scheduled for April 9th, Research Like a Pro – Class 3, will, hopefully, be held on May 14th.  Class 4 has been moved from May to June.  Stay tuned for further updates.

“Westward Migration: New England to the Midwest,” By Julie Miller, CG
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Western migration is one of the most important events in American history. What motivated our ancestors to leave hearth and home to move westward into the open frontier that would become the Midwest? This lecture focuses on when and why New Englanders relocated to this new land in order to start their new lives.


Julie Miller (CG), holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Speaker credentials and is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society. She is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Broomfield. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ and NGS Magazine. Julie was the NGS interim Education Manager (2018), and is a member of the NGS conference committee. She was a volunteer at NARA-Denver for twenty-one years.