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
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.
This is the fourth of a four-month series in which we will cover the eight chapters of the book Research Like A Pro. This book is designed to enhance the skills of those who want to learn some of the tools professionals use to further their genealogy research. This is not a beginner class. We recommend that those who register have some skills in researching. Two chapters will be covered in one month until all eight chapters are completed. While not required, we strongly recommend that participants purchase Research Like a Pro, by Diana Elder, $18.89 (or $2.99 for Kindle) at Amazon. You may be able to obtain a copy of the book from your local library. The class will include a brief overview of the chapters by the mentor with the remaining time being devoted to discussing the different assignments. You will get the most from this series if you have read the appropriate chapters and completed the tasks at the end of each before each class. Choose a person from your own research to use as a subject for the entire series of classes. Attendance at all of the classes in the series will be beneficial to all researchers but is not required.
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS by sending email to email@example.com. There is a limit to the number of participants.
Class 3, covering chapters 7 and 8 of Research Like a Pro, will cover “Report Writing” and “What’s Next for a Researcher?”
Make sure you are registered so we can inform you of changes due to illness or weather. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This talk includes the history of Northern Ireland from the Plantation in 1610 to the present. We will discuss record groups from the 1600’s and 1700’s that will help you find your Irish ancestors in all of Ireland. Ireland was always one country until 1922. The records before this date are available for the entire country. A case study will be used to explain how many of these record groups were used to get family information.
Diane has been doing genealogy for about 20 years. In June 2012, she graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to earn her educational qualification of PLCGS or Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies. She attends Advanced Institutes yearly and has taught genealogy locally and nationally. Her first love is teaching. She is past president of Broomfield Genealogical Society and is current Vice- President and education coordinator of the Boulder Genealogical Society. Diane volunteered for many jobs with other organizations. She has volunteered at the Denver Public Library and National Archives in Broomfield.
The program describes the railroad nicknamed “The Switzerland Trail” serving the mining towns of Boulder County from the 1880’s to 1919 when it was abandoned. Photos of early railroading in Boulder and scenes in the mining camps of old Boulder County are included.
Larry Dorsey is a retired history teacher from the Boulder Valley District having taught at Fairview, Boulder and Centaurus High Schools. He is a Trustee of the Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado and the Chair of the Superior Historical Commission. He and his wife, Cheryl, are Boulder County residents since 1967.