The Colorado Genealogical Society was formed in 1924 to:
- Promote an interest in genealogy by encouraging, educating and instructing members and the public in the art and practice of genealogical research;
- Maintain and evaluate genealogical standards by stressing the knowledgeable use of sources and the importance of complete and accurately recorded research;
- Locate, preserve and index public and private genealogical records and to make such records or the information in them available to members and the general public;
- Assist and support the genealogical community in Colorado, including researchers, fellow societies, libraries and archives;
- Publish genealogical and historical information in a quarterly journal known as The Colorado Genealogist, in the CGS Newsletter and in other appropriate publications;
- Create, when deemed appropriate and necessary by the membership, Special Interest Groups to further these objectives. The Computer Interest Group (CIG) is such a group.