June 4, 2013 People of the National Road James K. Jeffrey
The National Road was the first major highway in the United States built by the federal government. Construction began in 1811 in Cumberland, Maryland on the road that would, by 1841, stretch more than 600 miles between Baltimore and Vandalia, Illinois. The National Road served as a gateway to the West for thousands of settlers. Did your family take this road west or stop along the way? Today, much of the old route is followed by U.S. highway 40.
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"YOU ASKED FOR IT"
Our popular informational series which will answer some requests from a member survey of interests. These will take place BEFORE the regular BGS meetings in the same location from 6:30 - 7:15.
"YOU ASKED FOR IT" June 7 : Learning without $pending: Get a Free Genealogical Education
July 2 : University-based Learning Programs (NIGS, BYU, BU)
Aug 6 : DIY Educational Opportunities: Institutes and Home-based Learning
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**NEW MEETING LOCATION**
Our meeting place has moved to Frasier Meadows Retirement Community at 350 Ponca Place, just across the street from the old location at Mountain View Methodist Church. Come in the main (west) entrance door, sign the register in the lobby, and take the elevator to the 5th floor Sky Lounge (where we meet for Dessert Night). There will be signs to direct you.
**GET YOUR NEW BGS-BRANDED GEAR AT CAFE PRESS**
Our new color logo has been unveiled on a wide variety of fun and useful items. Visit the Boulder Genealogy store at Cafe Press and show off your BGS pride and support the Society with some of our new BGS Gear!
**NEW BGS PUBLICATIONS** Annual volumes of the BGS Quarterly are now available for purchase! Quarterlies from 1969 through 2011 can now be ordered through Lulu.com. Check out our Publications page for more details.
NEW BGS PROJECT Boulder County 1890 Census Replacement Project More information will soon be available about the project on the website. Make sure to attend the next three "You Asked For It" programs for details and training. More 1890 Census Replacement Project information has been posted! Check out the Projects page for more downloadable information about research topics, place names, and templates for easy extrations.
BGS NEWS Collectible Commemorative Playing Cards!
BGS continues to sell its commemorative playing cards celebrating both BGS's 40th Anniversary and Boulder's 150th Anniversary. Contact Dina Carson or Mary Ann Looney about pricing information and ordering cards.
BGS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Charles Richard "Dick" Spielman, Jr.
1928-1912 Click here for more about BGS members who have recently passed.
At the annual May Dessert Night meeting BGS awards a member for distinguished service and contributions to the society over the years. Click here to see the plaque and recipients.