genealogy for everyone

Helping you find your
family roots.

Our Next BGS Regular Meeting
PLEASE NOTE: Effective beginning August 2024, our regular meeting dates & location have changed.

  • Kirk Hayer


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.

General meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month, February – November, unless preempted by a Federal holiday or other events beyond our control. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. (Mountain) for socializing, then a short business meeting at ~6:50 p.m., followed by a genealogical or historical program at 7:00 p.m.
Beginning July 2024, meetings will be in-person only with recording of meeting and program to made available to members and guests after the meeting.
For meeting location/venue details, please check the upcoming events below or the events calendar page.

Why join us?

Come and “Learn” with us.

Alright, let’s start with learning the ropes! In genealogy, this means picking up all the cool tricks and tools to trace your family history. Think of it as getting to know how to dig up birth certificates, marriage records, and census data. You’ll also dive into history to figure out how your ancestors fit into the big picture.


Now comes the super fun part… discovering your family’s secrets and stories. Imagine unveiling lost relatives, getting the scoop on their lives, and connecting the dots in your family tree. If you’re new to this, it’s like piecing together a puzzle of your past, using online resources, archives, and hanging out with fellow family detectives.


Once you’re armed with all these cool historical tidbits, it’s time to spread the knowledge! Sharing in genealogy means telling others what you’ve uncovered with family and friends. You’ll have opportunities to share and learn with other genealogy enthusiasts. Plus, you’ll keep your family’s legacy alive by passing down those old photos, stories, and keepsakes.

So, by diving into “Learn – Discover – Share,” you’re jumping into a super cool adventure where you’ll learn about your roots, uncover amazing stories, and make friends with folks who are just as excited about family history as you are!

Upcoming Events…

The next seven (3) upcoming BGS and regional events are:

Visitors and Guests are Always Welcome!

For guests and non-members, please use the
Contact Membership Form to request information or ask questions.

To join the Broomfield Genealogy Society, check out our Membership Levels and Application here.


Volunteers Needed

BGS is run by volunteers. Please consider becoming a volunteer. To learn more, please check out the BGS Volunteer page. We are currently needing a:

  • Video Editor to edit and prepare Zoom meeting recordings for member viewing after meetings. Involves about 30-45 minutes per month. Training available.
  • Audio/Visual Tech to assist with setup, monitoring and take-down of our sound system equipment for Hybrid Meetings. Involves about 90 minutes per month for setup and take-down. Training available.
  • Upcoming Vacancies for 2025 to be thinking about include:
    • Treasurer
    • Director of Education

To volunteer or for more info, contact the President, Steve Lake, by clicking here.

What’s happening & recent news

Genealogical Affiliate Memberships

We are an affiliate member of the the following national and Colorado genealogical societies:

National Genealogical Society (NGS), which was organized in 1903 in Washington, DC.  It is the first national genealogical organization in the United States.  The NGS helps individuals learn about their family history.  For more information, please click on the NGA logo.

NGS Logo
NGS Member Logo
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We are also an affiliate member of the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS).  Our CCGS delegate volunteer attends CCGS quarterly meetings to exchange information and ideas with other genealogical societies in Colorado.  Click on the CCGS logo below to view other genealogy societies in Colorado.

CCGS Logo used
with permission.

In addition to CCGS, we are a society member of the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS).  As a society member of CGS, our members are welcome to attend all events hosted by CGS. Click on the CGS logo below to view their homepage and events page.

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