2nd Tuesday Genealogy Group

Facilitator: Karen Yudnich (VicePresident@BroomfieldGenSoc.org)
Meets: Monthly, February – November; second Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. (virtually)
Purpose: This Focus Group is for those interested in using various genealogical tools or are seeking additional information on a particular genealogy topic.  Topics will be decided upon by the members of the group in coordination with the leader.  Karen will use a variety of resources from subject matter experts on YouTube to individuals sharing their experience and knowledge on the selected topic.  Occasionally an outside subject matter expert may be called upon for their expertise.  Past topics include: FindaGrave, and Ancestry.com.

Join us and we can all work together on our trees and leave with additional knowledge.


2022 Calendar of Topics


Everything you want to learn about Wiki Tree in 3 Parts
When: Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 7:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
When: Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022, 7:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
When: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022, 7:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Facilitator: Steve Lake, BGS Member

WikiTree LogoDescription: BGS’s long time member, Steve Lake, has been using Wiki Tree for 7 years. WikiTree is all about collaboration. In this internet era genealogy utilizes many high-tech tools, but today’s rapid communication facilitates good old-fashioned information sharing. Many tree builders are not prepared for an open shared tree. Many would ask, “I already built my family tree. Why would I want to start over and build a new one?”

My experience was that starting over and transferring my tree information took my new WikiTree profiles to a higher level of proving sources, as well as the memorials on Find-a-Grave and profiles on FamilySearch.

Another element is conflict resolution. “One cousin says Aunt Mabel was born in 1902 and another says 1903.” This requires negotiation and compromise. While the profile has only one field for each vital, the body of the biography can accommodate multiple versions and include explanations. Every version is valuable and being able to compare often settles issues.

Registration Required: To register for these SIG Zoom presentations and discussions, click on date(s) to register:  

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 7:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022, 7:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022, 7:00 PM 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting date. 


Finding One’s Birth Parents
When: Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022, 7:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Facilitator: 
Kirk Hayer, BGS Directory of Education / Webmaster

Adoption Puzzle
Photo by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels

Description: Are you adopted? And would you like to know where to start looking for information on your birth parents? Kirk will help you start or continue looking. Kirk spent many years searching for his birth parents and was successful! Join us while Kirk offers help to anyone who would like to learn more about the obstacles you might face.

Registration Required: To register for this SIG Zoom presentation and discussion, click Register Here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 


Death Records/Obituaries
When: Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022, 7:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Facilitator: Dick Wolfe, BGS President

JJ Fisher HeadstoneDescription: Broomfield Genealogy Societies’ President, Dick Wolfe, will present on Death Records/Obituaries. Dick will highlight the great wealth of genealogical information that he has been able to obtain from online death records, including obituaries.  He will provide links to useful sites along with some examples on how to use them.

Registration Required: To register for this SIG Zoom presentation and discussion, click Register Here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

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