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Saturday, December 11
Connecting the Dots - Turning Indirect & Negative Evidence into a Conclusion  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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



Saturday, January 22, 2022
Introduction to Genealogy  (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: 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-2.
 
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, February 26, 2022
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-1.
 
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, 2022
Introduction to Genealogy  (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: 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