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.

Jul
13
Tue
BGS Discussion Group: When and How to Hire a Pro
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your questions and your knowledge about hiring genealogy professionals to help your research, and we’ll talk. When can a professional support your research?  How do you find a professional?  This will be an informal session to share our research, tips, sources, and whatever comes to mind.  Moderator: TBD

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

Aug
3
Tue
“It’s a Needle in a Haystack: Slave Research” – by Deborah A. Abbott, PhD
Aug 3 @ 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:

The most difficult part of genealogical research for African Americans is finding and correctly identifying enslaved ancestors and their owners. Researching the slavery era requires time, patience, determination, and perseverance. This lecture will help you to identify the clues and resources needed to recreate the journey from slavery to freedom. Case studies will be used to illustrate how different methods and resources help connect former slave(s) to their slave holding families.

SPEAKER:

Deborah A. Abbott, PhD, is a professional genealogist, specializing in African American research, manuscript collections and genealogy methodology. She is an instructor as well as the coordinator for the African American tracts at IGHR (University of Georgia in Athens) and GRIP (LaRoche University in Pittsburgh). She is an instructor at SLIG in Salt Lake City, UT, and TIGHR in Dallas, TX. Dr, Abbott is a member of NGS, APG and GSG. A Cleveland, OH native, she is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Tuskegee University National Alumni Association, and Antioch Baptist Church in Cleveland.

Sep
7
Tue
“The Gentlemen Judges: The Justices of the Peace” – by Judy Russell, JD
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Members may register with the link provided in the BGS newsletter.  A registration link will be provided here on August 15th.  The Zoom link will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

Presentation:

Landowners but legal laymen, America’s early justices of the peace served up ground-level justice and local governance, creating records unparalleled for genealogists.

Speaker:

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who provides expert guidance through the murky territory where law and family history intersect. An internationally-known lecturer and award-winning writer, she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠ from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. Her blog is at https://www.legalgenealogist.com.