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Thursday, July 7
Adding Life to Your Family History  (Classes)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME.
 
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/using-ebay-genealogy-partnership-between-ppld-and-ppgs
 
Names, dates, and places are the backbone of the family structure; but really knowing your family requires digging deeper and understanding their world. Both documents and artifacts can serve as a starting point to ask critical “Why” and “How” questions about your ancestors that will allow you to learn more about their lives and incorporate that knowledge into your family history. Join Nancy for a discussion of the mindset and means needed to gain this deeper understanding, and how to incorporate it into your family history. This presentation will be illustrated by examples from her own and other families to show how taking the time to find additional records, find subject matter experts, think outside of the box, and be persistent can help you turn a paragraph of yawn-worthy statistics into a portrait of your ancestors that your family will want to read.


Saturday, July 16
Land & Property Records in Depth  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME.
 
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
MInimum Class Size: 5
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. For membership information, see the Join/Renew tab in the menu to the left at http://ppgs.org.
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com
 
Some of our ancestors lived in the city, some in the country, and most of them owned land or other property. These records can help us place our ancestors in time and place, as well as tell us much about their economic status. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop on land and property records. Included will be:
  • Common types of property records
  • Indexes to deeds
  • Typical deed information and language
  • Land descriptions and how to plot them
  • Tax lists and what they tell us
  • Homesteads
  • Maps
  • Other interesting property records


Saturday, July 30
Connecting the Dots - Making Conclusions from Indirect & Negative Evidence  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME.
 
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: Intermediate
Minimum Class Size: 5
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. For membership information, see the Join/Renew tab in the menu to the left at http://ppgs.org.
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com
 
There are times when it seems that an ancestor must have been dropped to Earth (or swept away therefrom) by aliens. No matter how hard you try, no matter how many records you search, nothing provides you with explicit information (direct evidence) on that ancestor’s parents, or what became of his children, etc. But even in the absence of such direct evidence, it is possible to arrive at valid conclusions using indirect evidence and negative evidence. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop about the thought processes and methods used to arrive at a genealogical conclusion in the absence of direct evidence. Included will be:
  • A review of source types, information types, and evidence types
  • How the Genealogical Proof Standard and Genealogy Standards play into reaching a valid conclusion
  • How to proceed to reach a conclusion
  • Proofs: Statements, arguments, and summaries
  • Conflicting evidence and what to do about it



Tuesday, August 2
Using eBay for Genealogy  (Classes)
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME.
 
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/using-ebay-genealogy-partnership-between-ppld-and-ppgs.
 
eBay hosts listing for an amazing array of materials, some of which may be important to your family history - either materials specific to your ancestors or materials that speak to the times, places, and activities that those ancestors were involved in. Join Nancy for a demonstration of some of the kinds of materials that might be found on eBay that will be on interest to your family history.
 
Topics to be covered include:
  • What types of things can be found on eBay related to your family or its history?
  • How to set up and restrict searches to increase your chances of finding relevant materials
  • Saving searchs and getting notifications of listings of possible interest



Saturday, September 10
Introduction to Genealogy  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME.
 
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-3.
 
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