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Friday, December 6
Connecting the Dots - Turning Indirect & Negative Evidence into a Conclusion  (Classes)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
East Library - Room F1
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG
Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 16
Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only
Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com
 
There are times when it seems that an ancestor must have been dropped to Earth (or swept away therefrom) by aliens. No matter how hard you try, no matter how many records you search, nothing provides you with explicit information (direct evidence) on that ancestor’s parents, or what became of his children, etc. But even in the absence of such direct evidence, it is possible to arrive at valid conclusions using indirect evidence and negative evidence. This class will be a combined lecture and workshop about the thought processes and methods used to arrive at a genealogical conclusion in the absence of direct evidence. Included will be:
  • A review of source types, information types, and evidence types
  • How the Genealogical Proof Standard and Genealogy Standards play into reaching a valid conclusion
  • How to proceed to reach a conclusion
  • Proofs: Statements, arguments, and summaries
  • Conflicting evidence and what to do about it



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, 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