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Saturday, May 8
The Art and Science of Source CItations  (Classes)
1:00 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.
 
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
 
Source citations are a vital element in allowing us and our readers to 1) relocate a source, if needed and 2) evaluate the quality and likely reliability of our information. Few genealogists start out understanding, let alone writing, appropriate source citations to support their research, and in the long-term most seriously regret this failure. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop on how to write source citations. Included will be:
  • What is a source citation
  • The Gold Standard of source citations - Evidence Explained
  • What elements make up a good source citation
  • How to order the elements of a source citation
  • How to cite sources in your writing


Tuesday, May 18 through Saturday, May 22
NGS 2021 Conference -- Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation  (Conferences)
Richmond, Virginia
 
The NGS 2021 Family History Conference program will feature a variety of lecture tracks. Session topics will include African American, Native American, and other ethnic groups research; archival records in Virginia and neighboring states; immigration and migration; researching federal and local government records as well as land, military, religious, and tax records; using DNA to trace your ancestors; and much more. In support of NGS’s merger later this year with the Federation of Genealogical Societies, a “Focus on Societies” day is also planned. The Board for Certification of Genealogists will again sponsor a skillbuilding track.
 
The conference will also offer family historians and genealogists an array of other events, special workshops, and a family history expo with a host of exhibitors. Registration opens on 6 January 2021. Be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog to receive up-to-date conference news and download the 2021 announcement brochure to learn more about the Richmond conference.
 
Note from NGS: We hope that COVID-19 will not be a factor in May 2021; however, contingency plans will be in place for any eventuality and to ensure the health and safety of registrants, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff.
  • 2021 CONFERENCE HOTELS—RESERVATIONS COMING SOON

  • 2021 ONLINE PROGRAM—AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER 2020

  • 2021 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS—13 JANUARY 2021



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.
 
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


Saturday, May 22 through Saturday, August 28
Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium  (Special Events)
Theme: "Nice, Naughty, and Notable: Colorado Springs at 150"
Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections
Dates: May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28
 
Marking the founding of Colorado Springs by General William Palmer on July 31, 1871.
 
More info to come.



Sunday, September 19
Introduction of 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.
 
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