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!
 



March Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

"Pictures on the Wall"    

               

Speaker: Rhonda Curtis

Stories...Pictures...the beginning of our research.

Taking the memories that are tentatively and tenderly shared with us, perhaps in bits and pieces, perhaps not talked about at all, hushed...silenced as they look out of their bold frames hanging on the wall..."black sheep" ancestors with family secrets.  How do we verify and then connect with this part of our ancestral past?  Come and hear the story of Rhonda's journey to know such an ancestor and discover his story...a man that she has come to love and treasure.

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
 
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
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting 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
An executor is named by the testator and is required by the court to post a bond. An administrator is appointed to handle the affairs of one who dies intestate (without a will).
[Probate Records]

The first step is to examine indexes to compiled records on microfilm at the National Archives.
[Military]

Genealogy helps you to learn about your family and where you belong in that family.
[Important Facts]


February 25
“Where Did I Put That Picture?” Filing Strategies
Speaker: Parris Neal   Register here; free class.   North Family Discovery Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
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 4
Housekeeping for the FamilySearch Family Tree
Speaker: Mariah Hudson   Register here; free class.   North Family Discovery Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
March 5
Understanding German Records
Understanding German Records Insight and Methods for Deciphering Handwriting and Printed Text   Please RSVP: PPGSjoey@aol.com Free, but seating is limited.   Facilitator: Joey Bippus