Adams County Genealogical Society

The Adams County Genealogical Society was organized in January 2013 to promote and meet the needs of genealogy research in the Thornton, Adams County, Colorado area - and beyond! We are open to anyone interested in Genealogy. We have found that all of our members - beginners to experts - share ideas and often try each others methods. Meetings are warm and friendly. We feature a monthly educational (speaker) program. A society newsletter is published quarterly to keep members up-to-date.

Genealogy is the Key!


  1. To bring together persons who are conducting genealogical research and promote fellowship and cooperation among them.
  2. To promote and encourage an interest in genealogy as an aid to discover a person's origins.
  3. To educate members and the interested public in methods of genealogical research.
  4. To maintain and elevate genealogical standards of research, preservation and dissemination.
  5. To stress the importance of accuracy in research through careful documentation of researched materials.
  6. To locate, preserve, publish and index public and private genealogical and historical records.
  7. To assist and support any genealogical institutions or repositories in Colorado which are open to the public.

PUBLIC MEETINGS: 3rd Wednesday 7:00 p.m. (monthly)

Thornton Arts & Culture Center (TACC)

9209 Dorothy Blvd.

Thornton, CO 80229


01/16/19 - Sylvia Tracy-Doolos - "Brick Wall Demolition Kit: Linguistic Tools for Genealogists"

02/20/19 - Carol Darrow - "Immigration & Naturalization Records"

03/20/19 - Sara Dawson - "Researching Using Ancestry Library Edition"

04/17/19 - Dina Carson - "Extra! Extra! A Nose for the News: Locating Your Nana in the Newspapers"

05/15/19 - Carol Darrow - "Organizing Your Genealogy Research Starts With A Plan"

06/19/19 - Dr. Greg Liverman - "What's New in Genetic Genealogy for 2019?"


08/21/19 - Annual Field Trip - BRIGHTON HISTORY MUSEUM - 22 S. 4th Ave., Brighton, CO 80601

09/18/19 - Dr. Ted Bainbridge - "Finding Your Way Around Fold3"

10/16/19 - Carol Darrow - "Why Did They Do What They Did? Social History of Our Ancestors"

11/20/19 - Sylvia Tracy-Doolos - "Saying Goodbye - Our Ancestors Traditions of Death and Dying"

12/04/19 - ANNUAL MEETING with Election of Officers + Holiday POTLUCK + Silent Auction