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


01/17/18 - Sylvia Tracy-Doolos - "British Isles Immigration"

02/21/18 - Roundtable Training:

- Pinterest for Genealogy

- Family Search

- MemberPlanet

03/21/18 - Diane Barbour - "Early Roads to American Expansion"

04/18/18 - "Heirlooms & Ancestry" - Members and Guests are invited to bring an heirloom and give a brief history of the ancestor who owned it

05/16/18 - Dr. Ted Bainbridge - "I Can't Find That on a Map" - Finding aids, search methods, gazetteers, multiple languages and overcoming problems.

06/20/18 - Diane Barbour - "Enhance Your Genealogy with Online Media" - Learn to navigate the many resources available to genealogists.

Vicky Palmer - Munchies

Elaine Newton - Refreshments


08/15/18 - Offsite Field Trip to the Family History Center, 100 E Malley Dr., Northglenn, CO 80233 - ACGS Help Desk Night

Carol Norberg - Munchies

Vanessa Pachecho - Refreshments

09/19/18 - Carol Norberg - "In So Many Words"

Marge Carlson - Munchies

Darby Wilcox - Refreshments

10/17/18 - Jenny Moore - "How to Utilize Family Search"

Mary Craig - Munchies

Leslie Decker - Refreshments

11/14/18 - Carol Cooke Darrow - "For Better or For Worse: Marriage, Separation, and Divorce"

NOTE: The regular meeting date was 11/21/18 but has been moved ahead 1 week so as not to interfere with "day before" Thanksgiving holiday prep.

Name TBA - Munchies

Name TBA - Refreshments

12/05/18 - ANNUAL MEETING with Election of Officers + Holiday POTLUCK + Silent Auction


01/16/19 - TBA

02/20/19 - TBA

03/20/19 - TBA

04/17/19 - TBA

05/15/19 - TBA

06/19/19 - TBA


08/21/19 - TBA

09/18/19 - TBA

10/16/19 - TBA

11/20/19 - TBA

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