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, currently by Zoom.
This presentation will focus on the wonderful household examination records maintained in Sweden from the 1700s. If you haven’t seen these records, you’ll be amazed at their detail and comprehensiveness. The language barrier is not that hard to overcome. We’ll talk about what information you need from U.S. sources in order to locate ancestors in Swedish records, and we’ll go the opposite direction to find Swedish immigrants that seemingly disappear while crossing the ocean. In addition to household examination records, we’ll cover naming conventions and look at birth, marriage and death records that reach back to the 1600s in some parishes.
For ten years, I have been actively pursuing past family members, primarily in my husband’s family, with homesteaders in Nebraska and Montana, Confederates in Georgia, Irish quarry workers in Rhode Island, Quakers, and many military veterans. My own family lived in Delaware, Maryland (Eastern shore, Baltimore, and farther west), Pennsylvania, and South Dakota. I completed the certificate program in Genealogical Research at Boston University in 2011 and have attended SLIG, IGHR, and the Applied Genealogy Institute. I am past president of the Boulder Genealogical Society and am the currently treasurer and librarian of the society. I also volunteer with ICAPGen™ Study Groups for genealogists seeking accreditation and in the library at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.
The religious group known as Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) came to the Pennsylvania region in the late 17th Century and spread rapidly along the East coast. By the early 19th Century many Quakers migrated to the Northwest territory and by 1900 they had settled across the entire country. Quakers were known to keep detailed family records providing a wealth of information to those with Quaker ancestors. This presentation will cover some of the basic beliefs and organization of the Quaker communities. We will discuss migrations and records left behind that can advance your research.
Glenn York is an avid genealogist with decades of research experience at numerous facilities across the United States.
Glenn began researching by pouring over microfilm at the National Archives and reading books at the Library of Congress in the 1980s while living in the Washington DC area.
Most of Glenn’s immigrant ancestors came to Colonial America, and many of their descendants were among the westward migrations who homesteaded and settled in the Great Plains. Both of his paternal grandparents were born on homesteads in Kansas. With strong Quaker ancestry, Glenn has researched Quaker history and records in both North America and the British Isles.
Glenn’s formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a master’s degree in Telecommunications. He has completed over 12 courses of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg (GRIP) and has participated in many genealogy conferences and seminars.
Glenn is past President of the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is the delegate to the National Genealogical Society for the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, and many other genealogical and historical societies.
Glenn facilitates monthly DNA study groups for two area genealogical societies, The state wide Advanced DNA Study Group, teaches genealogy classes, and volunteers at a local library He is a Co-Administrator for the BATES Y-DNA surname and the Swedish Colonial Society DNA Projects at Family Tree DNA.
Celebrity memoirs are often in the news, but you can master the techniques that make their (often ghost-written) stories come to life. The key is to incorporate a few tips from creative non-fiction, when to use them, and when not to, to make your story engaging enough to keep the reader interested from beginning to end. The roots of good storytelling will help you go from rambling to readable. A few quick and simple tips will get you churning out memories your relatives will read.
Dina Carson has been involved in genealogy for more than three decades, and is currently the coordinator of the Boulder Pioneers Project, a comprehensive look at the original source documents for Boulder County during the Territorial period (1859-1876). She is the author of more than ninety annotated indexes of Boulder County source materials. She lectures frequently to genealogical societies throughout the state and is working with the Colorado State Archives on state-wide indexing projects. Dina is the author of 10 books about publishing and genealogy including, Publish Your Family History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors, and two recent books, Map Your US Research: A Workbook for Genealogists and Colorado’s Historical Assets: A Research Guide for Genealogists, Local Historians and History Buffs … . Dina brings her experience with all phases of book publishing to help first-time self-publishers create quality family or local histories that are both believable and achievable. When she’s not at a computer working on a publishing project, you can find her photographing the pioneer cemeteries of Colorado or deep in the bowels of an archive researching something.