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.

~Call for new board members!~
If you would like to join us, please reach out to Karen at President@BroomfieldGenSoc.org.

 

Visitors and Guests are Always Welcome!

For guests and non-members, please send your email request to attend the Zoom meeting to membership@broomfieldgensoc.orgseveral days ahead of the scheduled meeting date.
To join the Broomfield Genealogy Society Membership Application, go HERE.

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM MDT

General SIG Meeting: !!!UPDATED!!!
Facilitator:  Karen Yudnich

Jeane Barry, GenealogistThe General Special Interest Group meeting on September 14th has been UPDATED!  Instead of viewing and discussing Crista Cowin’s video on ThruLines, Jeane Berry (Bio) will be presenting “Genetic Genealogy 101: Using DNA Testing in Your Genealogy Research.”

DNA testing for genealogy purposes is a powerful tool that is a mainstream part of the modern genealogist’s toolbox.  In this presentation, you’ll learn about the types of DNA tests, the various testing companies, and what the data looks like when you get it back.  We will discuss Y-DNA and Mitochondrial DNA, as well as autosomal DNA testing.  

You’ll hear about the joy of connecting with cousins in a joint effort to uncover common ancestors. 

Even if you took a DNA test as a lark and don’t consider yourself a genealogist, the presentation should help you better understand your DNA results. If you’re very experienced with DNA testing, you should be able to pick up new tips and reinforce your training.

Registration Required:  Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here for the Zoom meeting registration.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM MDT

“Breaking through Brick Walls with Reason & Logic (Part I)”
Presented by Greg Liverman

Breaking through the proverbial genealogical “brick wall” is hard.  A logical evaluation of facts and evidence is required.

Greg will lead us in the use of the scientific method that has been used for over a thousand years to advance human knowledge in an orderly way. It is regularly applied to all branches of learning, not just those we think of as “science”. This simple method can easily be applied to family history research to break through brick walls using logic and critical thinking. These techniques are particularly important where direct evidence is not available.

Visit Greg’s genealogy site at www.pinewoodgenealogy.com.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM MDT

General SIG Meeting
Facilitator:  Karen Yudnich
Topic:  Genetic Genealogy 102: Using Ancestry DNA Testing in Your Genealogy Research”
Presented by: Jeane Berry (Bio)  

Jeane Barry, GenealogistThis presentation will discuss the Ancestry autosomal DNA test as well as Ancestry results and tools.  Ancestry has the biggest database of all the testing companies.  Many Ancestry test-takers underutilize the Ancestry tools.  You’ll be introduced to those tools on Ancestry’s website as well as third-party tools like Gedmatch.

Registration Required:  Please register in advance for this meeting by clicking here for the Zoom meeting registration.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM MDT

“Breaking through Brick Walls, Part II, 
Taking the Long Way Around”
Presented by Greg Liverman

Greg LivermanOne 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

Presentation description coming shortly.


Please return here to see more BGS coming events and activities.  And don’t forget to check the Special Interest Group page for additional events.