genealogy for everyone

Helping you find your
family roots.

Our Next BGS Meeting

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WHY BROOMFIELD GENEALOGY SOCIETY

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 Monday of the month, February – November, unless preempted by a Monday Federal holiday. Meetings start at 6:00 p.m. (Mountain) for socializing, then a short business meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a genealogical or history program at 7:00 p.m. For 2023, meetings will be a combination of online, hybrid (online and in-person) and in-person only. For meeting location/venue details, please check the upcoming events below or the events calendar page.

Why join us?

Come and “Learn” with us.
Learn

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.


Discover

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.

Share

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 and request Zoom meeting invitation several days ahead of any scheduled program meeting date.

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

Notices:

Volunteers Needed

BGS is run by volunteers. Please consider becoming a BGS 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.
  • Audio/Visual Tech to assist with setup, monitoring and take-down of our sound system equipment for Hybrid Meetings.

To volunteer or for more info, contact the BGS President, Dick Wolfe, by clicking here.

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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.

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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.

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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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