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!
 



May Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

"Restoring Your Vintage Photos: Photoshop [Elements] Tips 'n Tricks"    

                    

Speaker: Linda Pearce

Do you have a treasured old family photo that is discolored, torn, creased, or faded?  Or maybe it's a photo from the 50's whose color now looks like it was hand-tinted by someone with a major hangover!  Or perhaps you have "captured" an old photo from the web and can't figure out why it's not printing out well!  We'll show you some "quick and dirty" ways to rapidly and easily improve those images as well as some more advanced techniques for fixing your damaged photo heirlooms using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.  You'll have the opportunity to examine some actual restorations and see each restoration step demonstrated.  Instructional handouts included.

Wednesday, May 10, 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
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 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
There is no central depository for Colonial records. They are scattered among the thirteen original states
[Basic Information]

In early American history, a cousin was a relative by blood or marriage of any degree outside the immediate family.
[Definitions]

In Land Deeds, check to see if buyer and/or seller is from the same area where the land is being sold.
[Land Records]


April 29
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  
April 29
Paleography
Speaker: Holly Allred   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family Discovery Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
May 6
Comparing "Hope Chest" and "Find-a-Record"
Speaker: Brent Talbot   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family Discovery Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
May 6
Colorado PalAm Spring Seminar
Speaker: Fritz Juengling   See flier for topics, schedule, registration form.