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The library provides access to a number of genealogical resources, including online databases and the Boulder Genealogical Society's collection. Access the library's genealogy databases

The Boulder Genealogical Society's collection is housed inside the Carnegie Branch Library. The Boulder Genealogical Society's website provides complete information about the Society and much more, including research services. A lot of the research conducted by the Society, including databases of cemeteries and obituaries, is available on the website as well as in the library. Although the collection is located within the library, it is a separate collection maintained by the BGS.

The Boulder Genealogical Society was organized in January, 1968, and established to promote an interest in genealogy and history through:

  1. Informative programs on genealogy and related subjects.
  2. Depositing material in, and otherwise aiding the Boulder Public Library, Carnegie Branch.
  3. The collecting and publishing of genealogical data.
  4. Careful documentation of names, dates, and places compile in our personal genealogies.

The Boulder Genealogical Society Offers:

  1. A genealogical library open to the public.
  2. A surname file.
  3. Featured speakers
  4. Workshops and classes, including genealogical research classes (including and Heritage Quest) through the Boulder Public Library.
  5. Forms you will need.
  6. An informative Web site on Boulder County, Colorado and related topics.
  7. The BGS Quarterly, a magazine with free queries and the BGS newsletter. This is indexed on their website listed above.
  8. Fellowship, interest and assistance.

Please be aware that although the collection is located within the library, library staff is not trained in conducting genealogical research, other than what is found in the collection. A Boulder Genealogical Society volunteer is available to assist with all types of genealogy research from 2-4 p.m the second Tuesday of each month at the Carnegie Branch Library. Other volunteers are willing to assist patrons by appointment. Call the library at 303-441-3110 for a list of volunteers.

Reserved parking available at Trinity Lutheran Church on the northeast corner of Broadway and Pine Street in spaces 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. Numbers are printed on the pavement. See our parking map for more information.

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Boulder County Area Genealogical Researchers

This list is supplied by the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History for those patrons needing additional research beyond the scope of time and information that the Library is able to provide. Please directly contact the person on this list who mostly likely will meet your research needs.

Mark Fearer


I can research for you, or consult with you in how and where to research. If you already have some experience but are hitting some brick walls, I can help you develop a strategy to find answers. Additionally, I offer audio/video interview services, along with photographing gravestones, buildings, houses or any other object of genealogical value. I can also locate specific documents for you. My services run from $25-$35/hr. I'm a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, amongst other organizations. Please see my website, Ancestral Discovery at

Barbara K. Henritze

807 Brooklawn
Boulder, CO 80303

Historical and genealogical answers are elusive, sometimes you want to find them yourself and sometimes you want someone to find them for you. I can help you plan a strategy or just search for you. The Carnegie Library, CU Boulder Archives, Boulder County Clerk, Boulder County Recorder, and in fact any Front Range Repository, Library or Archives can be explored. My specialties are brick walls, migration, newspapers, probate and deeds. My fee is $50 per hour. My website and blog may give you some ideas.

Mona Lambrecht

Historical and Genealogical Researcher
Arvada, CO

My fees range from $25-$35 per hour depending on the scope of the project. All out-of-pocket expenses (such as photocopies, postage, or parking fees) are billed at actual cost.

As an historian I have over a decade of historical and genealogical research experience and will research in a variety of Boulder and Denver Metro area locations including: Carnegie Branch Library, CU Archives, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Colorado Historical Society Library, Denver Public Library, Colorado State Archives, National Archives - Denver, and other smaller libraries around Boulder, Denver, and in Jefferson County.

Renee Meade

Adventure Research
PO Box 270933
Louisville, Colorado 80027

I am a Research Librarian by profession, a Historian by education and have an interest in Archives and local history collections. I currently own a business as an Independent Archives Researcher and offer my services to find historical documents that are important yet, elusive for Family Historians. Are you looking for naturalization papers, birth/death certificates or family farm property? Contact me to have a conversation about where you family records might be found. Research fee: $60/hour

Julie Miller, CGSM

JPM Genealogy Research
14294 Jared Ct.
Broomfield, CO 80023

I am certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. My fees are $25-35 an hour plus expenses. I do on site research at Carnegie Library, Boulder County Courthouse, CU Library, as well as all Denver repositories and regional county courthouses and archives.

Silvia Pettem

I have researched and written about Boulder County history for nearly 40 years and write a history column for the "Daily Camera" (alternating Sundays). I'm also the author of more than a dozen books including "Only in Boulder: The County's Colorful Characters;" "Boulder: Evolution of a City;" and "Positively Pearl Street: A Chronicle of the Center of Boulder, Colorado, 1859 to Present," so chances are that I've run across your ancestor's name or business. In order to determine what information is available, I charge $35 per hour for the first two hours of work, then we can negotiate a per-job fee.


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