Welcome to BGS!
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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.
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Correction - Monday, August 15 , 2022 at 6:30 PM (Mountain)
“The Organizational Power of Timelines”
Presented by Diane L Richard
Hit a brick wall? Wondering why your ancestors did what they did? Need to separate several same-named contemporaries? Learn about timelines and how they might help you solve your puzzles. Creating a chronological multi-columned matrix can help you focus on missing gaps, clarify seemingly contradictory information, discover previously invisible relationships, and identify paths to future discoveries. Color-coding or other distinguishing methods can also highlight locale or surname overlaps, related records, and more. These are not the timelines you learned to make in school. This visual representation presents complex information in an easy-to-see format. Timelines are dynamic tools you will never regret making. They are as unique as each project you undertake.
Diane L. Richard, Mosaic Research and Project Management, www.mosaicrpm.com, has been researching genealogy since 1987. And since 2004, she has focused on the records of North Carolina and southern states. She has authored over 500 articles on genealogy topics. In 2019, she published “Tracing Your Ancestors – African American Research: A Practical Guide” (Moorshead Publications). She has been editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) Journal, since 2016. Diane has delivered presentations about the availability and richness of records documenting Southerners, pursuing formerly enslaved ancestors and their descendants, genealogical research tips, techniques, tools and strategies, under-utilized resource collections, etc. She has appeared on Who Do You Think You Are? (Bryan Cranston episode) and The Dead Files (Detox episode).
Monday, September 19, 2022 at 6:30 PM (Mountain)
“MyHeritage Tests and Tools, In Depth”
Presented by Glen York
MyHeritage is one of the newest companies offering autosomal DNA tests. This presentation focuses on those tests, exploring the results and tools provided by MyHeritage in order to understand and analyze your autosomal DNA results.
Glen comes to us with: BA Social Science; Masters Telecommunications; Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh 2018, 2020; Institute 4 Genetic Genealogy conference 2017, 2018; 35 years Family Genealogy research; Manage DNA tests for over 35 family members; Co-Administrator BATES Y-DNA surname project; Facilitator for Larimer County Genealogical Society and Longmont Genealogical Society DNA Study Groups; and President Larimer County Genealogical Society
Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:30 PM (Mountain)
“The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria”
Presented by John E. Putman
This program chronicles the causes, events, and aftermath of the Salem Witch incident in which the speaker’s ancestors played a part on both sides of the polarized villagers.
John’s Credentials include:
- MA in Political Science, University of Colorado
- Member Pike’s Peak Genealogical Society (PPGS) past 15 years
- Past President Pike’s Peak Genealogical Society (PPGS)
- PPGS Delegate to Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
- 12th Generation American
Monday, November 21, 2022 at 6:30 PM (Mountain)
“Alien Registration Records”
Presented by Julie Miller
Alien Registrations contain a wealth of personal information and should not be overlooked when researching immigrant ancestors. This lecture will discuss what Alien Registrations are available, information found in the records, and how to access the records.
Julie Miller, holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Speaker credentials and is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society. She is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Broomfield and was one of the founding members of the Society. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ and NGS Magazine. Julie was the NGS interim Education Manager (2018), and is a member of the NGS conference committee. She was a volunteer at NARA-Denver for twenty-one years. Julie’s website can be found at JPM Genealogy Research.