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!

Ocotober Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"If I Could Just Talk with______"     



Speaker: PPGS Members

Several Members take 5-10 minutes to tell us about the one ancestor they would most like to interview:

  • Whom would you interview?
  • Why did you choose this ancestor?
  • When did they live?
  • How did they live?
  • What would you ask them?
Come and let others tell you some of the stories that they have!  Maybe it will give you clues as to what to look for in your ancestor hunt!


Wednesday,  October 12, 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
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen 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.

Member of
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

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September 29
Colorado Irish History Weekend
Celebrate the Irish Culture and the immigration of Irish in Colorado by coming out and learning more about the Irish History here in Colorado.  Events are Thursday night in Denver, Friday night in Denver, and Saturday in Leadville, Colorado.  For more information and/or to register: www.irishnetworkco.com or open the attachment. ...
October 15
Conference for a Cause
The Larimer County Genealogical Society presents "Conference for a Cause!"  This conference benefits "The Historical Marker Project" at the Grandview Cemetery and "The War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions" Project.  Kurt Witcher, Manager of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center is the featured speaker.  For more information: lcgsco.org ...
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  
October 20
DNA Study Group