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Saturday, August 27
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
 
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 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.
 
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 18
Ancestry in Depth: Advanced Search Techniques  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 4:30 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: Linda Pearce
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5
Restrictions: None. Open to the public.
Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253.
 
Frustrated when your searches on Ancestry don't yield the results you were hoping for? Then this Zoom presentation is for you!  Topics include the backstage side of Ancestry's search function, the causes of ineffective searches,  various ways to launch searches, the four types of searches with their corresponding search forms, techniques to refine your search to get the information you seek, and a roundup of some of Ancestry's lesser-known search tools. A basic working knowledge of Ancestry is assumed and helpful, but not required.