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Saturday, January 30
Census Records in Depth  (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.
 
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
 
This class will provide an in-depth look at census records in the United States. The class will be a combined lecture and workshop, with hands-on exercises in the use of census records. Included will be:
  • Federal population schedules
  • Federal non-population schedules: slave, mortality, agricultural, DDD, veterans, Indian, manufacturing, merchant seaman, social statistics
  • Missing Federal schedules
  • State census records
  • Reliabilty of census records
  • Getting the most out of census records: how to use pre-1850 records, interpreting mysterious codes



Saturday, February 20
Vital Records in Depth  (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.
 
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
 
Vital records (birth, marriage, death) provide important information on the connections and major events of our ancestors lives. But, vital records go far beyond the basic certificates that we often consider. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop, with hands-on exercises in the use of vital records. This class will only be covering civil vital records - use of church records, newspapers, etc. will be covered in other classes. Included will be:
  • Availabilty of birth, marriage, and death records: requirements for recording
  • Privacy issues in obtaining records
  • Birth records: original, delayed
  • Marriage records: applications, licenses, returns
  • Death records: original, coroner's inquests, removal records
  • Reliability of vital records


Sunday, February 21
Transcribing, Abstracting & Extracting  (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.
 
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
 
Many records that we use as genealogists are fairly extensive and may have significant amounts of boiler-plate language; particularly land records and court records. Older handwriting can make these documents even more difficult to work with. Transcribing these types of documents, while taking a bit of time, means not having to re-translate that writing over and over again. Making an abstract then helps to preserve the essential information without having to wade through the boiler-plate material over and over again. Extracting records provides a compact version of what can be voluminous record sets. This class will cover the standard methods for generating transcripts, abstracts, and extracts or records. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop.


Thursday, February 25 through Saturday, February 27
RootsTech 2021  (Conferences)
Virtual Meeting
Free. To register and for more info, see www.rootstech.org



Friday, April 9 through Saturday, April 10
Colorado Palatines to America: Spring Seminar  (Conferences)
Via Zoom
Speaker: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
For more info: www.copalam.us
 
SCHEDULE
PART 1: FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 9, 2021
1:30PM-2:30PM: The Voyages of Our German Ancestors
  • Germans began immigrating to what became the United States in 1683, according to documented history. This talk will highlight significant aspects of the first four major waves through 1910 using available immigration and emigration records to tell their stories.
2:45PM-3:45PM: Stymied by Stieglers: Solved Using Indirect Evidence—A Case Study 
  • German immigrant, Christina Stiegler, arrived in the US with her sister in 1874. No US records for anyone named Stiegler mentioned the town of origin. Emigration records, gazetteers, and church records, plus a DNA connection, provide indirect evidence for finding her German home town.
PART 2: SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 10, 2021
1:30PM-2:30PM: He took HER name: Understanding German Farm Names
  • In some parts of Germany, the farm carried the surname of the family, whether inherited by a son or daughter, and the spouse would have to assume that surname. This lecture will explain the social structure and naming patterns in these areas.
2:45PM-3:45PM: Discover the Holdings of German Archives
  • German archives, both state and local, may contain emigration, court, tax, and other records relevant to our German ancestors. This lecture will explain how to find the relevant archives and their holdings, including online records, when available.


Saturday, April 17
Genealogical Traps: Are You Sabotaging Your Family History?  (Classes)
1:30 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.
 
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/genealogical-traps-are-you-sabotaging-your-family-history-partnership-between-ppld-ppgs
 
Interpreting the information in records is not always as simple as it seems, and a misstep can send your research down the garden path. This class will look at common issues and mistakes that need to be avoided. Included will be discussions of:
  • Naming issues
  • Location issues
  • Date issues
  • Handwriting issues
  • Calendar issues


Friday, April 23 through Saturday, April 24
CGS Spring Seminar: Crista Cowan, FREE  (Seminar)
Zoom
The Colorado Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist, has accepted our invitation be our 2021 Spring seminar speaker.
 
Information about Crista is below. We will announce Crista's topics soon. The seminar will be free but registration will be required. Registration will begin on 1 Feb. 2021.
 
Crista Cowan has accepted our invitation to be the speaker at the CGS seminar on 23 and 24 April 2021 via Zoom. You do not want to miss this fabulous seminar. Crista will present four programs: two on Friday afternoon (1-4 p.m., 23 April 2021) and two on Saturday morning (9 a.m. - noon, 24 April 2021). Information on programs: TBA.
 
Crista Cowan has been employed by Ancestry.com since 2004; her involvement in family history, however, reaches all the way back to childhood. From being parked under a microfilm reader at the Family History Library in her baby carrier to her current career as a professional genealogist, Crista has spent thousands of hours discovering, documenting, and telling family stories.
 
In her time at Ancestry, she has been a European Content Acquisition Manager, the Digital Preservation Indexing Manager and the Community Alliance Manager for the Ancestry World Archives Project. For the past several years she has been the Corporate Genealogist, with responsibilities for speaking and teaching at genealogy conferences around the world and helping with family history research for public relations stories. Known online as The Barefoot Genealogist with a weekly internet show designed to help people discover their family history.
 
Crista’s seminar will be free. However, registration will be required. Information on how to register will be coming soon.
 
Questions? Contact Sandy Ronayne and Kelly Glenn at seminar@cogensoc.us
 



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.



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