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Sunday, August 15
Immigration & Naturalization in Depth  (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.
 
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
 
Unless you're Native American, your ancestors came here from somewhere else, a process called immigration. Once here, they had the option to go through the process of naturalization in order become a citizen. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop on immigration and naturalization records. Included will be:
  • A brief history of immigration and naturalization in the United States
  • Common immigration routes
  • Common types of immigration records
  • Common types of naturalization records



Saturday, September 4
Getting the Most Out of Find-A-Grave  (Classes)
1:00 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: Elaine Fraser
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 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/getting-most-out-find-grave-partnership-program-between-ppld-ppgs-0
 
Find-A-Grave can be an invaluable tool for providing you with information and clues on your ancestors and their extended family. Think you already know Find-A-Grave? Perhaps not as well as you might believe. This class will cover all you need to know about Find-A-Grave from basic to advanced functions as well as how you can use Find-A-Grave to help others in their research.
Covered in the class will be:
  • Getting Started: Community rules, FAQ, support, other links, tutorials, how it works
  • Basics: Searching memorials, creating an account, editing and linking memorials, messaging vs email
  • Intermediate: Creating memorials, adding photos, requesting photos
  • Advanced: Transferring memorials, merging memorials, cenotaphs, formatting entries, saving to Ancestry of FamilySearch
  • Other: Leaving flowers, sponsoring a memorial, setting up favorite and virtual cemeteries, paying it forward


Saturday, September 18
Records Analysis & Research Planning  (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.
 
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.
 
Records of all kinds are the life-blood of genealogical research, yet many people don't get as much as possible out of their records. Join Nancy for this combined lecture and workshop to learn the skills that will help you to get the most out of your records. Topics to be covered include:
  • Common record analysis issues
  • Steps for effective record analysis
  • The evidence analysis process, including types of sources, information, and evidence
  • Analysis and correlation of information
  • Reasons for developing a research plan
  • Elements of a good research plan
  • In-lecture participation exercises on source and information types
  • Hands-on exercises in 1) document analysis and 2) research planning


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