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Saturday, August 25
Collections Stewardship: Preserving Your Family's Heirloom Collections  (Classes)
9:00 am to 10:00 am
North Family History Center
Speaker: Myra Valdez
Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!
North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.

Saturday, September 8
Free German Genealogy event  (Special Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 am
Conference Center, Denver Public Library
Colorado chapter, Palatines to America presents
A half-day program on German genealogy featuring
Katherine Schober
Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9:30-noon
Central Denver Public Library, Lower Level Conference Center, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO. 80204
Ms. Schober will speak on the following topics:
Journey Into German Genealogy
            An introduction to German genealogy for beginner and intermediate researchers
Tips and Tricks of Deciphering German Handwriting
Deciphering the handwriting in older German-language documents can be a real challenge!  Learn some methods to help your understanding.
Katherine Schober is a German to English translator specializing in genealogical texts.  She works with the old German handwriting on a daily basis, translating letters, diaries, certificates, church records and more.  She holds an M.A. in German Language and Literature and was a four-year resident of Salzburg, Austria, teaching English through the Fulbright program and translating German in the beautiful foothills of the Alps.  Now living in Denver with her Austrian husband, German is still the main language spoken in their home.  You can learn more about Ms. Schober and her services at her website, sktranslations.com.
Check-in will begin at 9:30 and the program will begin at 10:00.  The library opens at 9 a.m.  Refreshments will be available.
  1. NOTE:  There is no charge for this program, but please register in advance so we will have enough handouts and refreshments for everyone.  To register, please email Sandy Carter-Duff at sandy@carduff.com by Friday, August 31, 2018 with your name(s), number of attendees and phone and email.
Questions:  Contact Gina Moore  (ginaswets@comcast.net); 303-717-3436 OR
Jean West (jgopack@gmail.com); 303-736-2697.

Saturday, September 8
Record Analysis and Research Plans  (Classes)
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Penrose Library - Pine Room
Record Analysis and research plans: Getting the most out of your records
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, PhD, CG
Recommended Experience Level: Advanced Beginners-Advanced
Class Size: Limit 20
Please e-mail Nancy (ngwehner@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. First come, first serve. A waiting list will be maintained in case of cancellations and to determine if the class needs to be offered a second time.
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

Wednesday, September 12
Dating Your Family Photos: Women's Fashions 1840-1915  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
The Venue, Library 21c
GenMixer social hour at 6 p.m.
Speaker: Linda Pearce

Saturday, September 15
Scottish Research  (Seminar)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Conference Center, Denver Public Library
Sponsored by W.I.S.E.
Speaker Christine Woodcock
  • Breaking Through Brick Walls in Your Scottish Research
  • Step Away from Your Computer: Genealogy Gems in the Scottish Libraries, Archives, and Family History Societies
  • The Great Exodus: Historical Events that Led to the Scots Leaving Scotland
  • Ahm Away Ti Scotland: Preparing for a Research Trip to Scotland
Material fee: $40
For questions and registration form, contact:
Sylvia Tracy-Doolos, Sylvia@NewLeafGen.com

Saturday, September 29
Genealogy Level I  (Classes)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
East Library, Pikes Peak Library District
Area of focus: Getting started, standards and terminology, and census records. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free.
Instructors: J Richards and Andy Likins

Wednesday, October 10
My Ancestor's Adventures in Matrimony  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
The Venue, Library 21c
GenMixer social hour at 6 p.m.
Genealogy stories by PPGS members. Please let Danielle Pieper know if you'd like to tell a five-minute story about what you've found out about an ancestor's marriage or marriages.

Saturday, October 13
Conference for a Cause  (Seminar)
Loveland, CO
Speaker: Thomas Jones
Sponsored by Larimer County Genealogical Society

Monday, October 15 through Friday, October 19
British Institute  (Conferences)
Salt Lake City
For info: www.isbgfh.org
Tracks on English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and Scots-Irish research.

Saturday, October 20
Fall Seminar, Colorado Palatines to America  (Seminar)
Denver Public Library
Speaker: Paula Stewart-Warren, CG
World War I Era U.S. Alien Registrations
German Research Gem: Back Issues of Genealogical and Historical Periodicals
Major Midwestern Databases and Indexes
They Joined, They Wrote, They Associated: Finding Records of Germanic Organizations and Other Collections

Saturday, October 20
Genealogy Level II  (Classes)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
East Library, PPLD
Area of focus: Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records.
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free.
Instructor: J Richards

Thursday, October 25
Salem Witchcraft Hysteria  (Classes)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Penrose Library - Pine/Aspen Room
The Salem Witchcraft Hysteria: A Caldron of Religious, Economic, Social, and Political Ingredients Gone Awry
Even with the benefit of hindsight, historians have pondered the causes of the events surrounding the Salem Witchcraft trials for over three hundred years. As a descendent of both the protagonists and antagonists, this historical incident continues to fascinate and amaze John Putnam who continues to read widely on this incident. Besides the incredible historical story, it is also becomes a genealogical story for him too since his direct Putnam ancestors were involved in most aspects of the witchcraft hysteria that occurred in his ancestral hometown of Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts). Because of its relatively small size, Salem Village faced a long period of “healing” following this incidents. John will share many genealogical, historical, religious, social, economic, and political factors that led to and followed the horrific events in 1692.
Please e-mail John (jeputnam@aol.com),so he can get a head count. Also, he asks, if you would, to answer the following questions.
1. Do you know if you are related to a Salem Witch? If so, with whom?
2. Did you have ancestors living in Essex County from 1650-1700? Anyone in Salem, Salem Village (Danvers), Ipswich, Andover, Salisbury, or Beverly?
3. Are you aware of any other New England Witch connections?

Sunday, October 28
Genetic Genealogy 101  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Aspen Room, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade
Presented by Dr. Greg Liverman, this is an introductory class on DNA testing and analysis (genetic genealogy) for the purposes of tracing your ancestry and family history. Completion of the PPGS Level 1 Genealogy course is required.

Wednesday, November 14
America in World War I and Researching Your WWI Ancestors  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
The Venue, Library 21c
GenMixer social hour at 6 p.m.
Speakers: Mark Ewig and J Richards

Saturday, November 17
Genealogy Level III  (Classes)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
East Library, Pikes Peak Library District
Area of focus: Military, Land and Court Records.
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free.
Instructor: J Richards

Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9
i4GG DNA Conference  (Conferences)
San Diego, CA

Wednesday, December 12
Holiday Park  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm
The Venue, Library 21c
Please bring a dish to share.
No program -- just a fun time of socializing with our genealogy friends.