Educational Opportunities

Due to safety precautions during the Covid-19 pandemic, all training opportunities will be held virtually through Zoom. BGS members should refer to the latest edition of the Welcome Notes newsletter for details on upcoming classes, workshops, and SIGs.
For 2021, we are offering several courses, workshops, seminars, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support members’ interests in specific genealogical topics. We will also have a few classes, workshops, and seminars, which will be open to the public. Please feel free to send an email to the Instructor, Leader, or Facilitator if you need more information about a specific educational event.
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Current free classes:

An Announcement from NGS!

Join Family Historians from all
Around the U.S. to
Learn More and Expand Your Skills

Join us on Wednesday and Thursday, 19‒20 May for NGS’s premier two-day virtual event
NGS 2021 Live!― featuring award-winning authors Dani Shapiro and Ric Murphy; an opening session by esteemed genealogist and Virginia expert Barbara Vines Little; and presentations by nationally recognized speakers including:
  • Elizabeth Shown Mills
  • Thomas W. Jones
  • Judy Russell
  • Eric Grundset
  • Craig Scott
  • Janice Lovelace, and more.

NGS 2021 Live! offers exciting new ideas to energize your research plus a unique experience―the camaraderie of fellow family historians and genealogists from throughout the United States who you can chat with online. A virtual Expo Hall featuring great offers from genealogy and family history companies and organizations is also included.

More Courses On-Demand in June
In addition to NGS Live!, we offer a choice of either a twenty- or forty-lecture package you can watch whenever you want starting in mid-June. You can choose from more than eighty-five on-demand sessions available for viewing starting in June. PLUS we include more than 20 bonus sessions from our partners and sponsors along with your 20- or 40-lecture package. That brings your total additional learning to more than 40 or 60 hours of exceptional content.

And Even More!
With your registration, you also get access to the SLAM! Idea Showcase, which highlights creative and innovative projects or programs by genealogy societies, libraries, archives, and museums (SLAMs). This event, Tuesday, 18 May, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET, is a chance to learn more about the research resources available around the country from great genealogy information providers.

Register today. We look forward to seeing you online!

To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s 
weeklong events, 17-21 May, visit the conference website and
download a copy of the program brochure.

Beginning Genealogy

Meetings 2020-21

When: 2nd Saturday of the month,
10:00 a.m. to noon
Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Presented by: Carol Cooke Darrow,
                                     Professional Genealogist
Sponsored by: Colorado Genealogical Society
More information here.

A free Writing Group for Family Historians. 
Sponsored by Colorado Genealogical Society.
When: Sunday afternoons 1:30 – 3:30 pm
(Mountain Time)
Facilitator: Carol Darrow,
                                            Professional Genealogist
All meetings on Zoom until further notice.  
More information here.

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