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. Visitors are welcome. 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!
 



December Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

"Our Annual Holiday Party Potluck"    

               

 

No Formal Presentation

Come and join us for our annual Holiday Party potluck! PPGS will be providing some non-alcoholic bubbly!  We ask our members to bring some light food such as finger food, sandwiches, chili, or holiday treats. If you have an old family recipe and want to share it, please bring it! There is no formal presentation for the evening, we just come together and socialize, tell tall stories, and have a good time! Come and enjoy the evening with us!

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
 
Archived Program Site
 
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 Free Workshops

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

Genealogy Level I
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
 
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.

 
Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members can see all newsletters in the Members Only section)
 
 

 
 


 
 
Member of
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies


Facts and Tips
Clues found in multiple types of primary and secondary records, indexes and sources must be investigated.
[Basic Information]

Google your Family Tree at www.Google.com.
[Internet]

The first federal census was taken in 1790 and is taken every 10 years on an established day.
[Genealogy Trivia]


January 19
DNA Study Group
Share DNA success stories.
January 29
Genealogy Level I
Area of focus: Getting started, standards and terminology, and census records. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructors: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson, and Andy Likins  
February 26
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  
March 26
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