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.

City and County Directories: Windows to Your Ancestor’s Community, presented by Beth Benko @ Meadows Branch Library
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

City and county directories list the names and addresses of the local inhabitants, and they can also provide a picture of the community where our ancestors lived. Like current directories, historical listings show a resident’s name and address and may also contain occupation, spouse’s name, and sometimes children’s names.  Many directories also have information on cemeteries, newspapers, churches, schools, “secret societies,” maps, and more. They can provide background material to help us see our ancestors in the context of their community. See examples of the variety of information that is contained in city and county directories and learn where you can find these value-packed volumes.

Classes are free. To save your seat and receive a handout, please register:

“All Hail to the Queen” by Diane Barbour, PLCGS @ Frasier Meadows Retirement Community
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm


Starting with some Basic English history we expand into the different jurisdictions that existed in England. There are several record groups starting as early as 1537. Beginning with Old Parish registers to statutory records and also census you will find information to start your English family tree.  Audience – Beginner/ Intermediate, English research.


Diane Barbour 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 Leaning 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 has volunteered for many jobs with other organizations. She also volunteers at the Denver Public Library and National Archives in Broomfield

Getting Started with Your Scottish Family Tree, presented by Diane Barbour, PLCGS @ Meadows Branch Library
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What records do you need to build the story of your Scottish ancestors? This class will teach you basic Scottish record groups and where to find them. We will discuss parish records (baptisms, marriages and burials, statutory records (births, marriages, and deaths) and Scottish census records. These records include a treasure trove of information for the genealogist.

Classes are free. To save your seat and receive a handout, please register: