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!
 


August Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

"Migrations and Exoduses: Why People Move"     

               

 

Speaker: Larry Dodge

The reason people move are often varied and complex, but people often feel the need to move but need a "push."  Often the final impetus will move groups of people over time.  Larry will look at the events that cause people to leave home, family, and comfortable surroundings to venture into an all new experience.  He may also delve into the other things that get the idea into their heads in the first place.  Come and get an idea of why your ancestors may have moved to new surroundings!

 

Wednesday,  August 10, 2016

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
 
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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, September 17, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 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 19, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
 
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.
 


 
 
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Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts and Tips
There is no central depository for Colonial records. They are scattered among the thirteen original states
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Going to the library to research? Don't forget to take money for photocopies.
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Take advantage of the many online classes and webinars on genealogy research.
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August 18
DNA Study Group
Subject: Y chromosome and mitchondrial DNA tests.  
August 31
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2016 Annual Genealogical Conference
Four days of conference, classes and seminars.  For more info: www.fgsconference.org
September 17
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  
October 15
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