Welcome to BGS!
Our aim is to make Genealogy fun and exciting. As such, we provide opportunities and education programs to help individuals find their roots. In addition, you can find out about the numerous resources available for ancestral research. We encourage our members to learn the proper ways to document their discoveries and share them with others. Founded in 2001, BGS serves Broomfield and the surrounding Boulder-Denver metropolitan area.
~Call for new board members!~
If you would like to join us, please reach out to Karen at President@BroomfieldGenSoc.org.
Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM MDT
“Breaking through Brick Walls, Part II,
Taking the Long Way Around”
Presented by Greg Liverman
One of the most effective techniques for getting around a brick wall in tracing your family is to examine associates: other family members, friends, neighbors, or people who traveled with your family from their ancestral homeland. This indirect approach, the “long way around”, quite often yields new information about your ancestors.
New records are digitized and published every day. Another effective technique is periodic re-searching of those repositories for new records.
Case studies will illustrate how the indirect approach, coupled with re-searching digital repositories broke through two big brick walls. In one case a female ancestor’s family was discovered. In another, a linkage to a European pedigree was discovered that stretched back to the 1500s.
You can visit Greg’s business at www.pinewoodgenealogy.com.
Monday, November 15, 2021 at 6:30 PM MST
“The Mayflower Society and the
400th Anniversary of the First Thanksgiving”
Presented by Allie Golon
As we prepare for the 400th Anniversary of the First Thanksgiving, Allie Golon, State Historian for the Colorado Mayflower Society will present fun facts and history of the Mayflower and her passengers. You’ll learn why some of what was taught to us in grade school is factually incorrect, historical perspectives of the women and girls who made the journey and trivia of several of the passengers.
Allie has served as Historian (what most lineage societies refer to as a registrar) for Colorado since 2017. She is also the National Education Chair and serves on the Technology Team for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.