Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
Don't miss the free Pikes Peak Family History Fair
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Library 21c!
(Open and print PDF documents above if you want copies for reference.)
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!

November Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"Using Charts to Connect the Dots: Timelines, Land In-and-Out, and Fan Charts"     



Speaker: Carol Darrow

Charts are for problem-solving and can be crafted to fit your needs.  Timelines that include the dates and events and the age of the person can help you avoid 9-year-old fathers or children born years after the death of the mother.  Identity charts help point out differences between people of the same name who live in the same place.  Land In-and-Out charts help to account for every acre of land bought and sold by your ancestor.  Finally FAN Club charts help you identify the friends, associates and neighbors (FANs) of your ancestor.  Come and let Carol show you how the use of these charts can connect the dots in your family history!


Wednesday,  November 9, 2016

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
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(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 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
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.

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
Store your original documents in a safe place apart from your working files.
[Basic Information]

Pension files may contain birth date and place, and the names of the wife and children.

A person may not have been living on the day the census was actually taken (not the official day). However, all information is to be as of the official census day.

October 30
Jewish Genealogy Society Annual Full-Day Seminar
Speaker is David Laskin, New York Times journalist and author!  More info: info@jgsco.org
November 1
Stories in My Genes: The Value of Discovering Family Health History
Free, but registration is required. Penrose Cancer Center, Conference Rooms A-B-C                                                                                                                                                                                     Presenters: Elena Strait, Genetic Counselor, Penrose Cancer Center Linda Vixie, Genealogist, Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Family history can change your health management. We’ll discuss the importance of collecting family health history, and offer tips for success in ...
November 5
Pikes Peak Family History Fair
Joint Family Discovery Center, Pikes Peak Library District, and Pikes Peak Genealogical Society regional event!  There will be external speakers, genealogy vendors, and genealogy presentations!   See attached schedule and longer PDF of speaker bios and class descriptions on front page of website.
November 17
DNA Study Group