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.

May
3
Tue
“The WPA Era: A Free Boon for Research” – By Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pduGqrj0rGNxlJr_S6HqLwve0bvDvRoWv

Presentation:

During tough economic times in the 1930s and 1940s, government programs put many people to work. The Works Progress/Projects Administration created a goldmine of records that are useful for today’s genealogists. WPA record transcriptions, courthouse and manuscript inventories, indexes, city/county histories, and histories of businesses and families may exist for your ancestral locale. We will discuss many of those WPA creations, some of which you already use regularly, and where others may be found today. We will also discuss the online explosion of WPA materials.

Speaker:

Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA

Paula is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research, the WPA, and railroad records. She spends extensive research time at libraries, courthouses, libraries, state archives, historical societies, and at various locations of the National Archives. She is a long-time course coordinator and instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and currently the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She has presented courses for Research Write Connect Academy, Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and continues to present virtual seminars and webinars across the U.S. and in Canada. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, a former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a former president of the Northland Chapter of APG. She has been a Board-Certified Genealogist since 1988. Her U.S. ancestors came from eight ancestral countries and she has researched family connections across the U.S. and Canada. Her Illinois connections are in Cook, Jo Daviess, Kane, and Winnebago counties. She currently has her own educational website and blog at http://genealogybypaula.com and is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and continuing education.

The contents of this presentation are copyrighted by the presenter.

Jun
7
Tue
“Separating Real from Rumor” – By Keith A. Erekson
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Link:  HERE

Presentation:

Do you wonder about the accuracy of your family stories? Do you wish you had exciting stories about your ancestors to cherish and tell? Learn about strategies and sources for verifying family stories and turning genealogical dates and places into rich stories and experiences.

Speaker:

Keith Erekson is an award-winning author, teacher, and public historian who has published on topics including politics, hoaxes, Abraham Lincoln, Elvis Presley, and Church history. He grew up in Baltimore, served a mission in Brazil, and earned advanced degrees in history and business.

Jul
5
Tue
Genealogy in the Park! @ Foothills Community Park
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our July member meeting will be an in-person social event at Foothills Community Park!  BGS will provide drinks.  Bring cookies or a snack to share, if you’d like.  It will be wonderful to get together, see faces, and catch up with everyone.  No speaker is planned, just conversation.