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 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.
 
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 receive additional benefits listed at Join PPGS. Come find your roots with us!
 
 
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November 8, 2017 Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

"Coal, Shortbread and Whiskey: Celebrating Winter Holidays in Scotland!"    

                    

    

Speaker: Harry Ross

The Winter Solstice is a dark time of year in Scotland.  The sun is only visible for about an hour in Aberdeenshire on the shortest day of the year.  Naturally, fire is an important element in the Scottish Midwinter celebration.  Harry will review the fire and other elements as found in holiday festivities! Come and learn about celebrating winter holidays in Scotland!

Wednesday, November 8, 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 Aspen/Children's Reading Room at the Penrose Library, PPLD. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 531-6333 ext. 2252.
 
Note: Due to the library's move of the Special Collections department, PPGS will be meeting in the Aspen/Children's Reading Room in Penrose Library starting in October and continuing until further notice! The first PPGS meeting there will be Wednesday, October 11.
 
 



Upcoming Free Workshops

Reservations required for all workshops--please call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2253

Genealogy Level I
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library, Aspen Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Sunday, November 19, 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)
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
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Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies


Facts and Tips
Pay attention to chronology. How young or old is the mother? Is there a generation missing?
[Basic Information]

Hometown Records may include newspapers (obituaries, special events, parties, etc.), City Directories (names and occupations of town residents and business information), maps (check boundary changes over time) and town and county histories.
[Hometown Records]

A generation equals 22-25 years for a man and 18-23 years for a woman.
[Basic Information]


October 20
Palatines to America, Fall Seminar, Free
COPALAM's Fall Seminar will be Friday, 20 October, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, and Saturday, 21 Oct 2017, 9:30 am – 4:15 pm in the Denver Public Library, 14th & Broadway, Lower Level Conference Room.   The seminar will be free this year, but registration is required, as seating is ...
October 21
Paleography: Reading Your Ancestors Writing
Speaker: Holly Allred   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
October 29
Genealogy Level II
Area of focus: Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson  
November 4
Find, Take, Teach
Speaker: Cynthia Banner   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.