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Saturday, June 26 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: June 26, July 24, August 28
 
Marking the founding of Colorado Springs by General William Palmer on July 31, 1871.
 
For information on presentations, click here.



Friday, September 3 through Thursday, September 30
Webtember  (Special Events)
Virtual
Free online genealogy webinars from Family Tree Webinars on Fridays in September. Will be recorded and all may be viewed for free through Sept. 30.
 
 

Schedule

Date Time (Eastern U.S.) Live/Pre-recorded Speaker Title
Sep 3 10:00am Live Geoff Rasmussen FAN Club in Action: a Simple Case Study
  11:00am Live Roberta Estes Paint Your Way Up Your Tree with MyHeritage and DNAPainter
  12:30pm Live Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG America’s Turnpikes, Rivers, and Canals
  2:00pm Live here Anita Wills Notes and Documents of Free Persons of Color
    Pre-recorded Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of German Military Records
    Pre-recorded Dr. Bruce Durie How Can I Get a Legal Coat of Arms in Scotland?
    Pre-recorded Denise May Levenick Seventeen Secrets to Successful Scanning
    Pre-recorded Mary Kircher Roddy, CG Finding Jane Graham’s Parents: Using Clusters and Records in Three Countries
Sep 10 8:00am Live Carol Baxter British and Irish Given Names - Part 1
  9:30am Live Daniel Horowitz Don't Believe Everything You Read
  11:00am Live Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA The Loyalists That Stayed Behind: The Reintegration
  12:30pm Live DearMYRTLE and Russ Worthington NEVER GIVE UP: 5 Strategies for Overcoming Genealogical Angst
    Pre-recorded Carol Baxter British and Irish Given Names - Part 2
    Pre-recorded Debra Renard What are the Odds? Finding Answers Using DNA Painter’s WATO Tool
    Pre-recorded Schelly Talalay Dardashti Did your Abuelita...? Seeking Jewish Heritage
    Pre-recorded Melissa Barker Diaries, Journals and Calendars: Preserving and Document Your Ancestor's Day-to-Day Life
Sep 17 9:30am Live James Tanner Researching Immigrants to New England in the Great Migration, 1620-1640
  11:00am Live Janice Lovelace, PhD Afro-LatinX in the Old West
  12:30pm Live Daniel Horowitz Genealogy on the Go with the MyHeritage Mobile App
  2:00pm Live here Lianne Kruger A Toboggan Ride Through Canadian Records, eh!
    Pre-recorded Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL Out of the Ballot Box: Voter Registrations & Records
    Pre-recorded Marie Cappart Beneluxury archives! How to get the best out of belgian, dutch and lux archives online
    Pre-recorded Fiona Brooker A Step Through Time(lines)
Sep 24 8:00am Live Michelle Leonard Inferred Matching Explained
  9:30am Live Thomas MacEntee The Mysterious Death of Anna T. McPhillips
  11:00am Live Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL "Twelve Good and Lawful Men": Jury Lists in Genealogy
  12:30pm Live Paul Woodbury Where Did That Come From?! Tracing the Origins of Unique Ethnicity Admixture
    Pre-recorded Michael L. Strauss, AG Roosevelt's Tree Army: Researching the Civilian Conservation Corps
    Pre-recorded Lisa Toth Salinas Beginning Hungarian Genealogy
    Pre-recorded Cathie Sherwood One family, many connections: Using the FAN club in one Australian locality


Saturday, September 4
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-0
 
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


Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12
Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival  (Special Events)
9:00 am
Estes Park, CO
Click here for information about the 45th Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival. 


Saturday, September 18
Records Analysis & Research Planning  (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:  Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. For membership information, see the Join PPGS tab in the menu to the left at http://ppgs.org.
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
 
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


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



Saturday, October 2
CCGS Fall Seminar  (Seminar)
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Denver
Designed for genealogy society leadership. 
 
Free to members of CCGS member societies.