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!
 


September Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

"Foibles of Findagrave.com"     

               

 

Speaker: Jim Williams

"Findagrave.com" is a useful resource for genealogists that lets users see grave markers on our computer screens that would be very difficult and expensive to see in person.  However, it is a public input site with no vetting of the information.  Don't let seemingly obvious assumptions lead you down the wrong path to someone else's family.  Come and let Jim explain the "Foibles of Findagrave.com!"

 

Wednesday,  September 14, 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
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
f you find your ancestor as the last person on the census page, make sure you check the next page for more information.
[Census]

The details from a source are the skeleton of our family tree.
[Sources-Citations]

Start with what is known. Always work from the known facts to the unknown.
[Basic Information]


August 28
Genealogy Sharing
  Paper Trails of Religious Groups   Bring your laptops and tablets to join in the hunt. Sign up at PPGSjoey@aol.com.  Coordinator: Joey Bippus  
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