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Saturday, February 1, 2020
Introduction to Genealogy  (Classes)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Penrose Library - Columbine A
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: 30+
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-finding-your-family-history
Additional: Bring snacks and/or a lunch, as we will not be taking a break long enough for you to go out and eat.
 
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 8, 2020
Records Analysis and Research Planning  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Penrose Library - Aspen Room
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 25
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


Saturday, February 15, 2020
Census Records in Depth  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
21C Library, Room B6
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimun 5, Maximum 16
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



Friday, March 13, 2020 through Saturday, March 14, 2020
CO-Palam Spring Seminar  (Seminar)
Speaker: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin
 
See attached flier.


Saturday, March 21, 2020
Vital Records in Depth  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
21C Library, Room B6
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 16
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



Saturday, April 11, 2020
Genealogical Proof Standard  (Classes)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
21C Library, ENT Conference Center
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 16
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
 
Standards help us to do our best work. The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) provides a guideline for establishing a genealogical conclusion with reasonable certainty. The class will include an exercise in determining if an example conclusion meets the GPS. Included will be:
  • Types of proofs and evidence
  • The elements of the GPS
  •  A reasonably exhaustive search
  •  Complete and accurate source citations
  •   Analysis and correlation of information
  •   Resolution of and conflicting evidence
  •  A soundly reasoned, coherently written conclusion
  •  Are conclusions forever?


Saturday, April 11, 2020
Science & Art of Source CItations  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
21C Library, Room B6
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 16
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
 
Source citations are a vital element in allowing us and our readers to 1) relocate a source, if needed and 2) evaluate the quality and likely reliability of our information. Few genealogists start out understanding, let alone writing, appropriate source citations to support their research, and in the long-term most seriously regret this failure. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop on how to write source citations. Included will be:
  • What is a source citation
  • The Gold Standard of source citations - Evidence Explained
  • What elements make up a good source citation
  • How to order the elements of a source citation
  • How to cite sources in your writing



Saturday, May 9, 2020
Immigration & Naturalization Records in Depth  (Classes)
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
21C Library, Room B6
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 16
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
 
Unless you're Native American, your ancestors came here from somewhere else, a process called immigration. Once here, they had the option to go through the process of naturalization in order become a citizen. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop on immigration and naturalization records. Included will be:
  • A brief history of immigration and naturalization in the United States
  • Common immigration routes
  • Common types of immigration records
  • Common types of naturalization records


Saturday, May 23, 2020
Introduction to Genealogy  (Classes)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
East Library - East Community Meeting Room
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: 100
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-finding-your-family-history
Additional: Bring snacks and/or a lunch, as we will not be taking a break long enough for you to go out and eat.
 
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, September 19, 2020
Introduction to Genealogy  (Classes)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Penrose Library - Columbine A
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner
Class Size: 30+
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-finding-your-family-history
Additional: Bring snacks and/or a lunch, as we will not be taking a break long enough for you to go out and eat.
 
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