Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
lcome 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 Regional History & Genealogy at Penrose LIbrary: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great U.S. genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder: index to newspapers and other local records

May 8 Meeting
via Zoom
Research a Veteran:
Exploring the Basics of Military Research
by Jennifer Holik
Have you ever wondered what Dad or Grandpa did in the war? What happened to your uncle who died? What training and combat were like? How Grandpa was wounded? What happened to the family during and after the war? All the records did not burn. Answers can be found. In this session you will learn: 
  • Where to begin your research at home.
  • What questions to ask.
  • The first part of the research strategy to learn any veteran's story from any 20th-century war and and military branch.
  • What records you need to establish the foundation and where to locate them.
  • How to create a timeline of service.
  • How to begin writing the story.
Jennifer uses storytelling along with the records to help us understand the deeper impacts of service. She has written more than 20 books on genealogical research, military research, and writing. She operates the World War II Research & Writing Center.
Members: If you need the monthly meeting link, log in with your user name and password, then click on "Monthly Meeting Zoom Link," the second button under Member Log In. 
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Please request an invitation from the PPGS President.
Wednesday, May 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 via Zoom. Guests are welcome.

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

February 1
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) - 2024 Virtual, Weekly Courses
  SLIG weekly classes are being offered virtually in the Spring of 2024.   Registration: SLIG 2024 registration is open.   Course Information: Still wondering which course is right for you? View course outlines and videos for SLIG here: Utah Genealogical Association - Courses (ugagenealogy.org) including:   Bring 'Em Back to Life: Writing Our Ancestors' ...
May 12
  This is a free genealogical writing group sponsored by the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS) - you do not have to be a CGS member to attend. However, PPGS does encourage you to become a member if you are finding that you are attending on a regular basis - support the ...
May 16
National Genealogical Society (NGS) - 2024 Family History Conference Virtual
  For information, see www.ngsgenealogy.org/conferences/. More detailed information coming soon.   The National Genealogical Society 2024 Virtual Family History Conference gives genealogists and family historians of all levels the insights necessary to take their research and writing to new heights and make exciting new discoveries. Learn the latest from the best ...
May 25
WriteAid writing group
WriteAid ia a free group for people who want to do writing and publishing. You don't have to be a genealogist to attend, but many are. It meets the fourth Saturday of the month.   May 25 meeting: speaker Harold Bailey who wrote and published this family history book Seaward: Chasing Master ...