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!

February Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"What's Your Story? Basic Introduction to Family History Stories"    


Speaker: John Putnam

Genealogy is more than pedigrees and family trees. More importantly, stories are an important part of preserving your genealogy because it provides your descendants with a narrative of WHO you were and how you related to the expanded family.  John's presentation advocates to participants to write and save these rich genealogical nuggets for the future. Come and let John share with you his knowledge and experience about writing his family stories and how you can do the same so these rich pieces of family information can be preserved for the future!



Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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
Because the study of our ancestors' lives provides us with a long-term view of humanity, it also reassures us, generation after generation, that people survive.
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In city directories look at who lived near your ancestor. Were they relatives or neighbors from the same home town?
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Collective naturalization is a process used when a government acquires the territory of a foreign government by treaty or cession, and the inhabitants receive the rights and privileges of citizenship.

January 19
Genealogy Interent Databases: Ancestry Library Edition
Join us to explore Ancestry Library Edition to start learning about your family history.
January 19
PPGS DNA Study Group
DNA study group session to plan this year's meetings.   An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy is scheduled for Sunday, April 2. Prerequisite: Completion of PPGS 3-level genealogy workshops or equivalent experience.
January 28
The Search Is On
Speaker: Courtney Smith   Register here; free class.   North Family Discovery Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
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