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Saturday, October 17
Immigration History for Your Genealogy: An Introduction  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Katherine Sturdevant
 
Family history, by definition, should be narrative genealogy in historical context. Social history opens a world of larger group patterns in which ancestors operated. To illustrate how social history research makes this possible, this session outlines typical patterns of American immigrant ancestors’ lives. Included are the main push-and-pull motivations behind immigration; historical group arrivals with their places and periods; how and why immigrants chose home sites; their means of getting there; their trades and social customs; and how they interacted with natives and other immigrants. With knowledge of these patterns, researchers realize the true group patterns of ancestors, new sources to utilize, and how to place families in the context of their times and lifeways.
 
Katherine Scott Sturdevant, senior professor of history at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, has won local, state, and national awards for teaching excellence and has spoken for CRGS multiple times. She published two family history books (Bringing Your Family History to Life through Social History and Organizing and Preserving Your Heirloom Documents) and many articles. She presented for the major national genealogical and historical organizations and has taught courses and workshops about various levels and aspects of family history for over 30 years. As an adoptee, she continuously documents her four parental lines and used DNA to determine her birth father. Kathy brings practical advice and source recommendations; entertaining and useful illustrations; and a sense of humor to her presentations.
 
Meeting Information will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Registration closes Friday October 16 at 5:00 PM
 



Saturday, November 21
WWII Records  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Sandy Ronayne
 
The Second World War was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries - including all the great powers - eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. The United States entered WWII after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
 
On June 6 1944 - 'D-Day' - Allied Forces launched the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. Codenamed 'Overlord', the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate northwest Europe form Nazi occupation.
 
In this class, we will learn how to research WWII records and to honor those of the "Greatest Generation". If you have a family member who participated in D-Day or a woman who was in the military in WWII, please email Sandy at sandyronayne@comcast.net.
 
Meeting Information will be included in your registration confirmation email.
Registration closes Friday November 20 at 5:00 PM
 
 
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