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On this page you find listed events and activities scheduled for the next couple of months.  We'll update this page frequently. 

 BGSG of Denver meets the fourth Saturday of each month, August and December.  Meetings are held at the Blair-Caldwell African American, 2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80205 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..  A special writing class usually follows form 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.  The BGSG award-winning newsletter, "Black Tracks is published four times a year: January, April, July and October.

Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.

March 29, 2105  The Underground Railroad
Presenter: Sandy Sweeney
The Underground Railroad was a network of African Americans, Whites, Native Americans and many religious groups, all working together to help slaves escape.  Between 1810 and 1850, one hundred thousand slaves more northward with the help of the Underground Railroad.
April 25, 2015  What to do with pictures from Vacations, Family Reunions, Etc. (Creating Picture Books using PC and Apple
Software)-- Presenters: Thomas S. Entzminger and Howard Murray 
May 23, 2105  Roundtable Discussion- Using Topics from January meeting discussions; Moderators to be Announced
Moderator-- Art Bowens 
Documenting your census information
  • Use blank census forms when available
  • Use all of the information you find on the census(age,martial status & married year, race, occupation, could they read & write)
  • Use different spelling of names
  • If unable to find parents, trying using children to access parents
  • Note all persons in a household 

Moderator To Be Announced

Review the Brick Wall Discussion and the status of individual issues.


June 27, 2015 U.S. 18th and 19th Century Military Records

Presenter--Sandy Ronayne 

Sandy will discuss the 18th and 19th Century military records and show the sources for the records, including the National Archives and Records Administration(NARA),,, veteran groups, and others.  She will demonstrate how to order records from NARA and find records on and other internet sites.  Additionally, Sally will share examples of military records from the Revoluntionary War and Civil War.


July 25, 2015 Using the Records of the Freedman's Bureau

Presenter Ted Bainbridge

The Bureau's funnctions, value of records, microfilm and internet assess, etc., these topics and more will be discussed.

Ted has requested input from BGSG members to incorporate into the presentation. 

He intends to develop a document for BGSG to publish as a research aid.                                                                                                                                                                                                 

August No Meeting 


September 22, 2015 Roundtable Discussion Moderators to be Announced

  1. Documentation- "I need to get Started" Getting the information out of my head into a book, pamphlet or paragraph
  2. Validation and Verifaction- I have some information, now how do I verify that information?  Does Aunt Sally really exsist?  Was grandpa really a 100 when he died?
  3. DNA- Deoxyribonucleic Acid- Why do a DNA test?  If you have had one completed how do you read the results; what is the difference between the mtDNA, Y-DNA, and atDNA tests?