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Saturday, January 23
Introduction to Genealogy  (Classes)
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
 
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.
 
The ZOOM invite information and class materials will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the meeting.
 
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Minimum Class Size: 5
Restrictions: None. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253 or to register online go to https://ppld.librarymarket.com/introduction-genealogy-partnership-between-ppld-ppgs
 
Exploration of the methods and records used in researching your family history. Includes discussions of:
  • Why genealogy?
  • Setting goals
  • Getting organized
  • Recording information
  • Common record types
  • Where to find records


Saturday, January 30
Census Records in Depth  (Classes)
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
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.
 
The ZOOM invite information and class materials will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the meeting.
 
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. For membership information, see the Join PPGS tab in the menu to the left at http://ppgs.org.
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com
 
This class will provide an in-depth look at census records in the United States. The class will be a combined lecture and workshop, with hands-on exercises in the use of census records. Included will be:
  • Federal population schedules
  • Federal non-population schedules: slave, mortality, agricultural, DDD, veterans, Indian, manufacturing, merchant seaman, social statistics
  • Missing Federal schedules
  • State census records
  • Reliabilty of census records
  • Getting the most out of census records: how to use pre-1850 records, interpreting mysterious codes



Saturday, February 20
Vital Records in Depth  (Classes)
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
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.
 
The ZOOM invite information and class materials will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the meeting.
 
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. For membership information, see the Join PPGS tab in the menu to the left at http://ppgs.org.
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com
 
Vital records (birth, marriage, death) provide important information on the connections and major events of our ancestors lives. But, vital records go far beyond the basic certificates that we often consider. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop, with hands-on exercises in the use of vital records. This class will only be covering civil vital records - use of church records, newspapers, etc. will be covered in other classes. Included will be:
  • Availabilty of birth, marriage, and death records: requirements for recording
  • Privacy issues in obtaining records
  • Birth records: original, delayed
  • Marriage records: applications, licenses, returns
  • Death records: original, coroner's inquests, removal records
  • Reliability of vital records


Sunday, February 21
Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting  (Classes)
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
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.
 
The ZOOM invite information and class materials will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the meeting.
 
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. For membership information, see the Join PPGS tab in the menu to the left at http://ppgs.org.
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com
 
Many records that we use as genealogists are fairly extensive and may have significant amounts of boiler-plate language; particularly land records and court records. Older handwriting can make these documents even more difficult to work with. Transcribing these types of documents, while taking a bit of time, means not having to re-translate that writing over and over again. Making an abstract then helps to preserve the essential information without having to wade through the boiler-plate material over and over again. Extracting records provides a compact version of what can be voluminous record sets. This class will cover the standard methods for generating transcripts, abstracts, and extracts or records. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop.



Saturday, April 17
Genealogical Traps: Are You Sabotaging Your Family History?  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
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.
 
The ZOOM invite information and class materials will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the meeting.
 
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Minimum Class Size: 5
Restrictions: None. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253 or to register online go to https://ppld.librarymarket.com/genealogical-traps-are-you-sabotaging-your-family-history-partnership-between-ppld-ppgs
 
Interpreting the information in records is not always as simple as it seems, and a misstep can send your research down the garden path. This class will look at common issues and mistakes that need to be avoided. Included will be discussions of:
  • Naming issues
  • Location issues
  • Date issues
  • Handwriting issues
  • Calendar issues



Wednesday, May 19
Introduction to Genealogy  (Classes)
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
 
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.
 
The ZOOM invite information and class materials will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the meeting.
 
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Minimum Class Size: 5
Restrictions: None. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253 or to register online go to https://ppld.librarymarket.com/introduction-genealogy-partnership-between-ppld-ppgs-0
 
Exploration of the methods and records used in researching your family history. Includes discussions of:
  • Why genealogy?
  • Setting goals
  • Getting organized
  • Recording information
  • Common record types
  • Where to find records



Sunday, September 19
Introduction to Genealogy  (Classes)
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
 
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.
 
The ZOOM invite information and class materials will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the meeting.
 
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Minimum Class Size: 5
Restrictions: None. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253 or to register online go to https://ppld.librarymarket.com/introduction-genealogy-partnership-between-ppld-ppgs-1
 
Exploration of the methods and records used in researching your family history. Includes discussions of:
  • Why genealogy?
  • Setting goals
  • Getting organized
  • Recording information
  • Common record types
  • Where to find records