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.

Boulder Genealogical Society “Member Share”
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Link: HERE


On 6 December BGS will host a Member Share event via Zoom.  Volunteers are invited to give an 8-10 minute presentation on any subject of genealogical relevance; preferably a topic that offers helpful guidance on genealogical research.  The first 6 volunteers will be accepted.  Handouts and slides are not required.

Topics are ultimately the member’s decision but some suggestions are provided below:

  • My most important genealogical discovery during the Covid 19 lockdown.
  • My genealogy trip to ____________ (Salt lake, Washington, D.C., Scotland, etc.).
  • My ancestor in __________ (some location).
  • I’m actually not _____________ (Irish/Jewish/Russian/etc.).

Volunteers should email Wes Sullivan at An early decision will be appreciated.

If you are unfamiliar with or would like to test Zoom’s “Share Screen” tool, we can setup a practice session.

Volunteers are asked to register as usual for the general meeting and log in about 6:45PM (MT) to test access.

“Black and White Southern Families in Southern Plantation Records” – By Ari Wilkins
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Link:  HERE


The Antebellum Southern Plantation Records can offer multifaceted views into many white and African American Southern families. This resource documents families’ personal and business correspondence, conditions of plantation life (including the elusive names of slaves and descriptions of slave relationships), and much more. Learn about the genealogical value of the Southern Antebellum Plantation Records – how they are organized, how to search the collection, and apply it towards your genealogical research. The case studies will highlight the personal documents of a white Southern family and the indirect documentation of an African American family.


Ari Wilkins has been actively researching family history for over twenty years. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, RootsTech, and a multitude of state and local societies.  She is also the coordinator of the African American course for the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research.

Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library for the past fourteen years.  She speaks on multitude of genealogical subjects and specializes in African American research.