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.

“Finding the Birth Mother – A Case Study,” By Glenn York
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


A case study of a woman that was adopted at birth in the early 1950s.  She appeared to be related to my 2nd great grandparents.  I discuss the steps used to analyze her DNA matches and then using DNA matches and Family tree information to identify her birth mother.


Glenn has researched his many colonial ancestors for over 35 years.  He manages over 30 DNA tests for friends and family. Facilitates DNA study groups for two local Genealogical Societies.

He has attended four week-long Genetic Genealogy courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg.  In addition, he has he has attended many seminars and presentations at local, state, regional, and national conferences.

He currently serves as President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society and the delegate to the Federation of Genealogical Societies for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies.  He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and many genealogical and historical societies.  He teaches genealogy classes and volunteers to help people with genealogy research at the Fort Collins Library.

Research Like a Pro – Class 4 @ By Zoom
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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 There is a limit to the number of participants.

Class 4, 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

“Scots-Irish, Who are They and How to Find the Records,” By Diane Barbour, PLCGS
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


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.