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Wednesday, August 14
Land and Property Records in Depth  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
21C Library, Room B6
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: 16
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only
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



Wednesday, September 11
Church and Cemetery Records in Depth  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
21C Library, Room B6
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: 16
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com
 
Most of our ancestors claimed an affiliation with some religion and all of our ancestors eventually died, with most being buried (until recent history when cremation has become more common, with or without a following burial). Depending on denomination, church records can provide significant information on the major events in our ancestors lives. Cemeteries might be associated with the ancestor's church, or might be publically or privately owned. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop on church and property records. Included will be:
  • Denominational differences in records
  • Common church records
  • Translating church records
  • Common cemetery records
  • Cemetery web sites: use and reliability
  • Issues of record access


Saturday, September 21
Introduction to Genealogy  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Penrose - Aspen Room
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: 25
Restrictions: None. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. 
 
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, October 5
GenGen 101 (Introduction to Genetic Genealogy)  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Penrose - Aspen Room
Instructor: Dr. Greg Liverman
Recommended Minimum Experience 
Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: 25
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. Students must have a working knowledge of basic genealogy (pedigree charts, use of basic genealogy records, etc.)
Reservations: Required; e-mail instructor at 
greg.liverman@live.com
 
 
This is an introduction to the use of genetic testing for genealogy and will cover testing companies, the different types of tests, ancestry admixture (ethnicity), the basic science of DNA inheritance and will include some examples and case studies.


Sunday, October 27
Military Records in Depth  (Classes)
1:15 pm to 4:45 pm
Penrose Library - Aspen Room
Instructor: Suzanne Mulligan
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: 25
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at katderoet@gmail.com
 
Surprisingly few years in the Colonial and United States periods were without military conflict – some at a limited level, some worldwide. As a result, a large number of our ancestors are likely to have served during one or more conflicts; leaving behind military service records. In addition, many of our civilian ancestors participated in the cause by providing time, labor, and/or materials and others were effected by conflict directly (plantation burned down) or indirectly (rationing). This class will be a lecture about military records including:
  • A brief overview of Colonial/U.S. conflicts up to World War II
  • Finding military records and not finding military records – records disasters
  • Examples or records types available for the more common conflicts: Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, and World War II
  • Examples of records involving civilians



Friday, November 1
Colonial America Topic -TBD  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location TBD
TENTATIVE: CLASS TO BE SCHEDULED FOR November - ACTUAL DATE & TIME WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN AVAILABLE
Instructor: John Putnam
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: TBD
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at jeputnam@aol.com
 
Class description to follow.


Saturday, November 9
Connecting the Dots - Turning Indirect/Negative Evidence into a Conclusion  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
21C Library, Room B6
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Intermediate
Class Size:16
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only
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
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Thursday, November 21
Ethnicity: Why Is My Indian Princess Wearing a Kilt?  (Classes)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Penrose Library - Aspen Room
Instructor: Dr. Greg LIverman
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner. Some knowledge and experience with DNA testing is best.
Class Size: 25
Restrictions: Free. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at greg.liverman@live.com
 
Presentation will include:
  • A brief DNA refresher
  • Our paleolithic kin: Neanderthals and Denisovans
  • Migration patterns of our ancient ancestors using Y-DNA, mtDNA, and atDNA
  • Interpreting "ethnicity" reports - what is ethnicity?
  • What do atDNA biogeographical admixture ("ethnicity") reports tell us?
  • Why is the report different from what I was told by me family? How does atDNA recombination effect the results?
  • Which companies report is right?
  • If time is available: Walk through of AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and LivingDNA