October 14 Meeting
Thanks to COVID-19, PPGS meetings are being held by Zoom; invitations are emailed to members. If you're a member and haven't received an invitation by the day before the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're not a member and want to view this program with us, email email@example.com.
"Memento Mori Halloween Wake:
Dead or Alive?"
by Linda Pearce
Morbid curiosities or touching tributes to the deceased? Postmortem photography was commonplace worldwide from 1840 to 1920, and now, with the spread of social media sites and technology, the practice is experiencing a renaissance. From the tearfully poignant to the ghoulishly macabre, the internet is filled with pictures of the dead. But were the people in these photos really dead? And, if so, what can the photographs tell us about society’s attitudes toward death and mourning?
Take a stroll with us as we wander through the virtual cemetery of post-mortem photography from 1840 to the present day. But beware! For as the ancients caution, “Remember---you must die,” memento mori.
Wednesday, October 14
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout begins
7 p.m., Meeting begins via Zoom
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in The Venue, Library 21c, when the library is open to public meetings. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333, ext. 1252.
- Ancestry is offering its NARA records for free.
- Internet Archive introduces the National Emergency Library through June 30 or the end of the pandemic, whichever is later. More than 1.4 million digitized books, plus 2.5 million books not under copyright. Research, fiction, kids books.
- To help people keep up their family history research from home, the NEHGS Library is providing free access to books on our Digital Collections website. These book collections, which are normally available only to American Ancestors and NEHGS members, include city directories, family history books, and local history books.
- Use Ancestry Library Edition for free from home with a PPLD library card. Go to https://ppld.org/databases/ancestry-library-edition and enter your library card and PIN to use!
- Use Ancestry LIbrary Edition or MyHeritage for free from home with a DPL library card.
- Free access to Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3, and many other resources for current military and veterans.
When the head of the household is no longer listed, don't assume he/she is dead. The person could be living with one of the children.
Google your Family Tree at www.Google.com.
Don't wait around for databases to be added to your favorite genealogy sites. Volunteer to index records at websites like FamilySearch.org or Ancestry World Archives Project.
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