Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
 
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:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

June 8 Meeting
via Zoom
 
 
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
 

Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters in the Members Only section)

May 22
Immigration and Naturalization Records in Depth
THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully.   The ZOOM invite ...
May 24
NGS Conference
Conference registration and hotel registration are open.. Program information is available at: https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/NGS-2022-Conf-Anncmnt-Bro-R2-1.pdf
June 16
Palatines to America National Conference 2022
Sponsored by Palatines to America Germany Genealogy Society; it has a conference every other year, and in 2022 it will be in Denver. Registration opens in January. Registration form is attached. See program at link.   Also celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of Colorado Palatines to America chapter.   https://www.palam.org/ ...
June 19
Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2022
Registration opens 16 Feb 2022 - details to follow. Flyer for GRIP can be found here: 2022 GRIP Flyer 7-25x10 - 18 courses Nov 21.pub (gripitt.org) More on GRIP 2022 including links to detailed descriptions of the course offerings can be found here: Courses | Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (gripitt.org) Courses ...