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Saturday, July 18
Centuries of Censuses: What Census Instructions Can Teach Us  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Sylvia Tracy-Doolos
Instructions to enumerators differed every ten years and can tell us a lot about what was going on in the country. Understanding the details hidden in the census can help us take advantage of the information gathered and help us understand the context of our ancestor's times.
Sylvia Tracy-Doolos has been interested in genealogy for nearly forty years and working as a professional genealogist for ten as the owner of New Leaf Genealogy. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and several local societies. Sylvia is President of the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH), and the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE-FHS), and Secretary of the Colorado branch of APG. She has a B.A. in History and minored in English focusing on linguistics, so she could study how language changes affected American record keeping.
Registration closes Friday, July 17 at 5:00 PM

Saturday, August 15
What's New in Genetic Genealogy?  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Greg Liverman
Dr. Greg Liverman will give updates in ethnicity tests form the major testing companies as well as reviewing the visualization tools available. he will discuss the Shared cM Project that was recently released, attaching your AncestryDNA match to your ancestry tree, the latest in forensic genetic genealogy, Y-DNA and the future of DNA testing.
Greg Liverman has been researching family history since the 1990s working with both online and on-the -ground records in many states and foreign counties. He brings his experience as a TV journalist, scientist and information technology professional to bear on genealogy research problems.  Since the use of DNA testing exploded in the last decade, Greg has focused on understanding and teaching the best practices fo DNA testing and analysis.
Greg launched Pinewood Genealogy with his wife, Wendy Dillenschneider, to help others with their research and genetic genealogy (DNA) analysis. Pinewood Genealogy has developed a library of over twenty different lectures and classes covering a wide variety of genealogical topics.
Registration closes Friday August 14 at 5:00 PM

Saturday, September 19
Too Many Mary's Solving Identity & Same Name Conundrums  (Program)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Jill Morelli
Whether you are looking for a John Smith, a Mary Margaret Murphy or a Lars Larson, we all have genealogical “identity issues.” In this presentation, we will discuss the types of identity problems that are prevalent and show a methodology for a possible solution. Yes, it takes some work. Examples of common types of identity problems will illustrate the methodology and the tools that may lead to identification. We will use the "lens" of the Genealogical Proof Standard to guide our work and raise our confidence that we have the right person and we did not just “pick one that looked right.” Let’s tackle some of those identity issues!
Jill Morelli, CG, loves to share her passion for genealogy with others. She is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in the US Midwest, Scandinavia and northern Germany. She lectures nationally on topics inspired by her own research and methodology. Jill has written articles for National Genealogical Society QuarterlySwedish American GenealogistIllinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly and many others. In 2017, she founded the online Certification Discussion Group, sharing her journey and that of others to build and submit a successful portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.  Jill is past president of the Seattle Genealogical Society, a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists and many other local genealogical societies.
Registration begins Sunday July 19th

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.
Registration begins Monday August 17th