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!

April Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"Using Early American Records to Tell the Story of a Pioneer"    


Speaker: Diane Barbour

Using the life of Amasa Delano Sproat, we will expore records available before 1850 and the every-name census.  Usually a difficult period for genealogical research, this presentation covers what records are available and how to obtain them. This class will help with that early American research and is appropriate for all levels of genealogists! Come and let Diane guide you in this journey of what early American records are available.

Wednesday, April 12, 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 Library, PPLD. 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
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 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
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
Primary evidence is personal testimony or a record created shortly after an event by a person with personal knowledge of the facts.
[Evidence and Documentation]

An atlas is a collection of maps.

Sometimes you might be looking at a transcription or abstract made from an original record. While every effort is made to ensure transcriptions are accurate, it is essential to examine a copy of the original record.
[Basic Information]

March 26
Genealogy Level III
Area of focus: Military, Land and Court Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson
April 2
Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
This is an introductory class on DNA testing and analysis (genetic genealogy) for the purposes of tracing your ancestry and family history. Completion of the PPGS Level 1 Genealogy course is required. Due to limited space, preregistration is required   Prerequisite: PPGS Level I Genealogy Seminar, or permission from Dr. ...
April 8
CGS/CIG Spring Seminar
Speaker: David Allen Lambert, New England Historic & Genealogical Society chief genealogist; $35   For more information: www.cigcolorado.org  
April 13
Family Tree Maker
We meet at East Library, Annex Room, 7-8:30 pm. Open to the public. April Topics are: fixing relationship mistakes;eliminating duplicate persons and/or places; and cleaning up media files.