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.

Jun
1
Tue
“Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners; White Servitude in America” – by Peggy Lauritzen
Jun 1 @ 6:55 pm – 7:55 pm

Meeting will be held using the Zoom teleconference application (https://zoom.us).  Members and guests may register HERE.  The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

Presentation:

An estimated one-half of early immigrants came to America against their own will; some as indentured servants. This lecture will examine the many different forms of servitude and indentureship in early America, including the “warning out” system prevalent in New England.

Speaker:

Peggy Lauritzen has been an Accredited Genealogist for nearly twenty-five years and has been involved in genealogy research her entire life. She is the author of several Legacy QuickGuides on Appalachia, an instructor at Ancestry Academy and Family Tree University, an instructor at several GRIP and SLIG courses, and a columnist for Reminisce Magazine. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Laura G. Prescott Award for Exemplary Service to Professional Genealogy and became a Fellow of the Ohio Genealogical Society. she is a former researcher at Ancestry ProGenealogists.

Jun
8
Tue
BGS Discussion Group: DNA and Genealogy
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your questions and your knowledge about using DNA in Genealogy, and we’ll talk. This will be an informal session to share our research, tips, sources, and whatever comes to mind.  Moderator: Jim Holitza

Discussion groups are for BGS members only.  The Zoom link is sent each month in the BGS newsletter.

Jul
6
Tue
“Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching” – by Thomas MacEntee
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Meeting will be held using the Zoom teleconference application (https://zoom.us).  Members and guests may register HERE.  The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

Presentation: 

While you may think you’ve hit a brick wall with your research, have you tried using cluster and collateral search strategies to look for an opening? Researching non-direct relations as well as those friends and neighbors in your ancestors’ network can pay off in ways you might not imagine. Learn why researching those in-laws, “shirt-tail cousins” and others who may not be a direct-line ancestor as well as “friends, neighbors and associates” can help you break down your genealogy research brick walls.

Speaker:

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High-Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com.  Thomas declares he is “a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics and I’ve finally figured out what I do best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. I believe in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.”