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, and one-on-one help; and contribute to public genealogy causes. While we support genealogical research throughout Colorado, we focus on El Paso and Teller counties.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)


 September 12, 2018 PPGS Meeting


Dating Your Family Photos: Women's Fashions, 1840-1915



Speaker: Linda Pierce

Learn tips and techniques to help date your old family photos. The presentation will focus on pre-1920s' attire and fashion trends common among women in the early age of photography. Linda Pierce is a photograper and genealogist with a particular interest in Scotland.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

6 p.m., GenMixer social hour

7 p.m., Program

The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in The Venue, Library 21c. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333 ext. 2252.

Upcoming Free Workshops

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

Genealogy Level I
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 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, November 17, 2018, 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

Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members can see all newsletters in the Members Only section)

Facts and Tips
The first federal census was taken in 1790 and is taken every ten years on an established day.
[Basic Information]

When researching your family history, keep an open mind!
[Basic Information]

A genealogy class a day keeps the brick walls away.
[Basic Information]

August 25
Collections Stewardship: Preserving Your Family's Heirloom Collections
Speaker: Myra Valdez   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
September 8
Free German Genealogy event
  Colorado chapter, Palatines to America presents   A half-day program on German genealogy featuring   Katherine Schober   Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9:30-noon   Central Denver Public Library, Lower Level Conference Center, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO. 80204   Ms. Schober will speak on the ...
September 8
Record Analysis and Research Plans
Record Analysis and research plans: Getting the most out of your records Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, PhD, CG Recommended Experience Level: Advanced Beginners-Advanced Class Size: Limit 20 Please e-mail Nancy (ngwehner@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. First come, first serve. A waiting list will be maintained in case of cancellations and to ...
September 12
Dating Your Family Photos: Women's Fashions 1840-1915
GenMixer social hour at 6 p.m.   Speaker: Linda Pearce