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.
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.
Registration Link: HERE
Up to about 1870, farming was the number one occupation. You probably have a large number of farmers in your family. There many record sets that document our farming ancestors such as land, tax, and probate records. Newspapers and many agricultural records can add context to their story.
Lisa S. Gorrell is a Certified Genealogist®, who is graduate of the ProGen program and an alumnus of many genealogical institutes. She has served on boards of several genealogical societies and is currently the recording secretary with the Contra Costa County Historical Society, where she volunteers at their archives. She is a founding member and instructor of the new online institute Applied Genealogy Institute.
She enjoys giving genealogy presentations and writing about her family on two blogs: “Mam-ma’s Southern Family” http://mam-massouthernfamily.blogspot.com/ and “My Trails into the Past” http://mytrailsintothepast.blogspot.com/. She has written a three-generation family history about her husband’s Swedish ancestors.
Registration Link: HERE
It can be very overwhelming when looking at your numerous DNA matches, which can number in the thousands. Where do you even begin to make sense of it all?
Join Megan Reilly Koepsell as she guides you through creative ways to think outside the box to find useful DNA matches and connect with them to help you find common ancestors and break down those brick walls.
As an added bonus, at the end of her presentation, Megan will discuss her latest book, “My Grammie is a Genealogist,” and will share ways to get your own grandchildren interested in genealogy.
Megan Reilly Koepsell is a retired registered nurse and lives in Highlands Ranch. She has had a life-long interest in family history and has been spending nearly every available waking moment doing genealogy since Her first book, “Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors: A Practical Manual for Developing Your Intuitive Genealogical Abilities” was released in 2020 and quickly made the Top 10 on the list of genealogy books on Amazon. She is currently working on several sequels. Following the birth of her first grandchild, Megan was inspired to write a series of children’s genealogy books titled, “My Grammie is a Genealogist” and “My Grandpa is a Genealogist” which were released on Amazon in February 2022. Both titles are available in boy and girl grandchild versions.
Megan is a regular presenter on genealogical programs in the Denver Metro area. She is the current president of the Colorado Genealogical Society and has previously served as both past president and vice president/program chair for the Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society. She has also served as the Members’Interest Surnames chairperson for WISE.