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Tuesday, May 18 through Saturday, May 22
NGS 2021 Conference -- Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation  (Conferences)
Richmond, Virginia
 
The NGS 2021 Family History Conference program will feature a variety of lecture tracks. Session topics will include African American, Native American, and other ethnic groups research; archival records in Virginia and neighboring states; immigration and migration; researching federal and local government records as well as land, military, religious, and tax records; using DNA to trace your ancestors; and much more. In support of NGS’s merger later this year with the Federation of Genealogical Societies, a “Focus on Societies” day is also planned. The Board for Certification of Genealogists will again sponsor a skillbuilding track.
 
The conference will also offer family historians and genealogists an array of other events, special workshops, and a family history expo with a host of exhibitors. Registration opens on 6 January 2021. Be sure to sign up for the NGS conference blog to receive up-to-date conference news and download the 2021 announcement brochure to learn more about the Richmond conference.
 
Note from NGS: We hope that COVID-19 will not be a factor in May 2021; however, contingency plans will be in place for any eventuality and to ensure the health and safety of registrants, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff.
  • 2021 CONFERENCE HOTELS—RESERVATIONS COMING SOON

  • 2021 ONLINE PROGRAM—AVAILABLE IN DECEMBER 2020

  • 2021 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPENS—13 JANUARY 2021



Wednesday, May 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.
 
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-0
 
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, May 22 through Saturday, August 28
Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium  (Special Events)
Theme: "Nice, Naughty, and Notable: Colorado Springs at 150"
Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections
Dates: May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28
 
Marking the founding of Colorado Springs by General William Palmer on July 31, 1871.
 
More info to come.



Saturday, June 5
Adding Life to Your Family History  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 3:30 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: 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/adding-life-your-family-history-ppld-ppgs-partnership
 
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.



Sunday, September 19
Introduction of 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.
 
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