Welcome to BGS!
Welcome to the Broomfield Genealogy Society (BGS) home page.
We aim 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.
Visitors and Guests are Always Welcome!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all meetings, programs, classes, etc., are being conducted through ZOOM. Members will receive an invite to Zoom meetings via email.
For guests and non-members, please send your email request to
attend the Zoom meeting to email@example.com,
several days ahead of the meeting date.
For Broomfield Genealogy Society Membership Application: Click HERE.
Monday, June 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
“It’s not online, the other 90% of records.”
Presented by: Suz Bates, Genealogist
Our June meeting will feature Suz Bates who will be presenting “It’s not online, the other 90% of records.”
Many useful records for genealogy research are not online. How do you find these records and then how do you access them? Suz Bates, a local genealogist, will present ways to find and use archives, repositories, depositories, historical societies, and more to expand your family history research.
Suz is a Chicago area genealogist and her website can be found at: genealogistsuzbates.weebly.com
Monday, July 19, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
“An Adoptee’s Genealogy Quest: The Journey to Find One’s Birth Parents and Genetic Heritage”
Presented by Kirk Hayer, BGS Member
For the month of July, our own Kirk Hayer will be present “An Adoptee’s Genealogy Quest: The Journey to Find One’s Birth Parents and Genetic Heritage.”
Kirk will take us on his journey to discover his birth parents and his Irish-American genetic heritage. His journey started in 1996 and continues to this day, where he will share some of his recent discoveries using DNA and Newspapers.com.
Monday, August 16, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.August
“Gravestones and Epitaphs of Our Ancestors”
Presented by Michael Strauss
For our August meeting, we will be hearing from Michael Strauss on the topic of “Gravestones and Epitaphs of Our Ancestors.” Michael is the principal owner of Genealogy Research Network and an Accredited Genealogist since 1995. He is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah and has been an avid genealogist for more than 40 years.
Locating the gravestone of our ancestors can solve mysteries that might otherwise remain hidden in time. This lecture focuses on the evolution and history of gravestone markers along with the materials used to construct them. Particular attention is given to the use of symbols, markings, and tracing the carvers as a means to discover new information about our distant departed. Discussion on how to preserve and read old tombstones employing mirrors; along with how over time epitaphs and other written personal messages can bring us closer to our ancestors”.
This program was initially planned for the October meeting (being the month with Halloween), but Michael had a commitment that prevented him from speaking then. Hence, the August meeting.