December 9 Meeting
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"Why, When, How, and Who: Hiring a Professional to Help with Your Research"
by Annette Burke Lyttle
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Wednesday, December 9
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout begins
7 p.m., Meeting begins via Zoom
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in The Venue, Library 21c, when the library is open to public meetings. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333, ext. 1252.
- Ancestry is offering its NARA records for free.
- Internet Archive introduces the National Emergency Library through June 30 or the end of the pandemic, whichever is later. More than 1.4 million digitized books, plus 2.5 million books not under copyright. Research, fiction, kids books.
- To help people keep up their family history research from home, the NEHGS Library is providing free access to books on our Digital Collections website. These book collections, which are normally available only to American Ancestors and NEHGS members, include city directories, family history books, and local history books.
- Use Ancestry Library Edition for free from home with a PPLD library card. Go to https://ppld.org/databases/ancestry-library-edition and enter your library card and PIN to use!
- Use Ancestry LIbrary Edition or MyHeritage for free from home with a DPL library card.
- Free access to Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3, and many other resources for current military and veterans.
- Researching During the Time of COVID-19 by PPLD, July 2020: How to use Special Collections resources.
Obituaries tell you the name of the deceased, the year of birth and location.
Want to learn how to organize your genealogy records? How to create a timeline for your ancestors using Excel? Or how to use Online Polish Records? Check out the hundreds of fantastic free Learning Videos available at FamilySearch.org.
In early American history, a cousin was a relative by blood or marriage of any degree outside the immediate family.
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
SLIG 2021 will be virtual. Three different weeks of classes will be available. Courses are 6 full days and may include homework. SLIG Week 1: 10 through 15 January 2021 – 7 courses from which to choose SLIG Extended: 19 and 21 January 2021 – Technology and Professional classes and ...
Introduction to Genealogy
THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully. Class materials will ...
Introduction to Genealogy
THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully. Class materials ...
Free. To register and for more info, see www.rootstech.org