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.

Jun
8
Tue
BGS Discussion Group: DNA and Genealogy
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bring your questions and your knowledge about using DNA in Genealogy, and we’ll talk. This will be an informal session to share our research, tips, sources, and whatever comes to mind.  Moderator: Jim Holitza

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

Jul
6
Tue
“Successful Collateral and Cluster Searching” – by Thomas MacEntee
Jul 6 @ 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: 

While you may think you’ve hit a brick wall with your research, have you tried using cluster and collateral search strategies to look for an opening? Researching non-direct relations as well as those friends and neighbors in your ancestors’ network can pay off in ways you might not imagine. Learn why researching those in-laws, “shirt-tail cousins” and others who may not be a direct-line ancestor as well as “friends, neighbors and associates” can help you break down your genealogy research brick walls.

Speaker:

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High-Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com.  Thomas declares he is “a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics and I’ve finally figured out what I do best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. I believe in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.”

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.