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!

 



April Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Courthouse Records Research"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Dick Kautt

Courthouse Records are still one of the primary research records for the avid genealogist.  Richard’s program will cover what preliminary steps and inquiries a researcher should take and make prior to visiting courthouses.  Once at the courthouse, he will cover what records are generally available and what records you should look at and where they are located.  This presentation is especially useful for the beginner genealogist.  It is a very good refresher for the advanced genealogist.  Maybe you will pick up some new tips when visiting your next courthouse.

 

Wednesday,  April 8, 2015

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
 
View Live Broadcast Here  
(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 III
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level I
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 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
 
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.
 


 
 
Member of CCGS and FGS.

Facts
Don't assume that all information in the census is correct. It's only as good as the knowledge of the person reporting it.
[Census]
Sometimes you might be looking at a transcription or abstract made from an original record. While every effort is made to ensure transcriptions are accurate, it is essential to examine a copy of the original record.
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March 29
Genealogy Level III
Area of focus: Military, Land and Court Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson.
April 6
Foothills Salt Lake Research Trip
Tenth annual research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT, sponsored by the Foothills Genealogical Society, Lakewood, CO. Genealogists who are not members are welcome.   For info, see Foothills Signup Form
April 8
Courthouse Records Research
Courthouse Records are still one of the primary research records for the avid genealogist.  Richard’s program will cover what preliminary steps and inquiries a researcher should take and make prior to visiting courthouses.  Once at the courthouse, he will cover what records are generally available and what records you ...
April 11
Family Discovery Day -- Colorado Springs (Broadmoor) Stake
Free   Please register here