Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
An Invitation to Anyone with Ancestors!
Welcome to the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. We are located in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, at the foot of beautiful Pikes Peak. Our mission is to preserve family history by indexing records; support research with free classes, lectures and one-on-one help; and contribute to public genealogy causes. While we support genealogical research throughout Colorado, we have a special focus on El Paso and Teller counties including the towns of Manitou Springs, Fountain, Monument, Calhan, Peyton, Yoder, and other rural communities.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. For monthly meeting information see Programs or call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2252. For more genealogy events throughout the state and our free classes, see Calendar of Events. For help with your research, including our one-on-one GenMentor assistance, select GenMentors or Research Help.
Members of our society receive additional members-only benefits listed at Join PPGS. Come find your roots with us!


November Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Surveying New England History from Settlement to Revolution and Its Effects on Your Family and American History"

Speaker: John Putnam

Past President of PPGS

Current Member of PPGS

Member: New England Genealogical & Historical Society

BA - Government/Political Science

Do you have relatives from the New England Area?  Were they there pre-Revolution?  John will give us a presentation that tracks New England history from its settlement through the Siege of Boston.  When and where were the settlements of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island started? Where were the boundaries of the original colonies of these states and settlements and how did they grow? From where did the immigrants come to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island and what were their religious, social, and political backgrounds?  What were some of their nationalities and religious beliefs?  Where can you find further information on both your ancestors and this historical timeframe? John will touch on all of these things to help you better understand this region's history and genealogical foundations. Come and let John explain the history of early America.

Wednesday,  November 12, 2014

7 p.m.
Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
(Archived programs may not be available after 30 days)
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the 1905 Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Public Library.  Programs are free and open to the public.  For more information call 531-6333 ext. 2252.


Upcoming Workshops

Reservations required for all workshops--please call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2253

Genealogy Level II
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level I
Sunday, January 25, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.

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October 25
High Prairie Branch Genealogy Workshop
Monthly genealogy workshop pertaining to a variety of genealogy topics.  This event is FREE and open to the public!
October 25
Genealogy Level II
Area of focus: Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson  
October 25
German Genealogy Seminar
Sponsor: Colorado Palatines to America$35 Speaker: Teresa Steinkamp McMilllin, CG   Topics: Finding Immigrants Town of Origin How to Find Town Records Germany Military Records More
October 25
Free Family History Fair (regional RootsTech)
Day-long event with genealogy training, information.   Schedule for adult and youth classes: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorado-springs-north-stake-family-history-day-tickets-13147643957