Welcome to the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. Our mission is to preserve family history by indexing records; support research with free classes, lectures, special interest groups, one-on-one help; and contribute to public genealogy causes. We focus on El Paso and Teller Counties, but we support genealogical research everywhere.
PPLD Special Collections: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great US genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
June 8 Meeting
Down on the Farm: Records to Document Your Farming Ancestor
by Lisa Gorrell
Up to about 1870, farming was the number-one occupation. You probably have a large number of farmers in your family. There many record sets that document our farming ancestors such as land, tax, and probate records. Newspapers and many agricultural records can add context to their story.
Researching for over 20 years, Lisa Gorrell specializes in southern states and Texas; western states of California, Montana, and Oregon; 18th- and 19th-century German and Swedish research. She is currently a board member and volunteer at Contra Costa County Historical Society History Center in Martinez, California.
PPGS members should receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting by the day before the meeting. If you don't receive it, log in with your user name and password, then click here. For additional help, message the webmaster.
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Please request an invitation from the PPGS President.
Wednesday, June 8
6:30 p.m., Mountain Time, Zoom hangout begins
7 p.m., Mountain Time, Meeting begins via Zoom
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in The Venue, Library 21c, when the library is open to public meetings (not yet). Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 719-531-6333, ext. 1252.
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado