June 12 Meeting for The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


Event Description

June 12 Meeting
via Zoom

Exploring the Greatest Generation:
Adding Context to the Veteran's Story

by Jennifer Holik

Contextual records are everywhere, not just in the National Archives!

Once you have established what units your service member was in and where they served (see May's program by Jennifer), it's time to explore unit-level records. In this program, you’ll explore:

The second part of the research strategy to piece together your veteran’s story.
How to add to your timeline of service and expand the narrative.
Explore various histories, journals, photos, and maps for all the military branches.
You will learn about the most valuable foundational records to put your service member into context and write a richer story everyone will want to read.
These records help you write the narrative to your stories. They will also help you understand why your veteran was who they were after service and probably bring up more questions for you to consider.

Jennifer uses storytelling along with the records to help us understand the deeper impacts of service. She has written more than 20 books on genealogical research, military research, and writing. She operates the World War II Research & Writing Center.

Members: If you need the monthly meeting link, log in with your user name and password, then click on "Monthly Meeting Zoom Link," the second button under Member Log In.

Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Please request an invitation from the PPGS President.

Wednesday, June 12

6:30 p.m., Mountain Time, Zoom hangout begins

7 p.m., Mountain Time, Meeting begins via Zoom

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month via Zoom. Guests are welcome.



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