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)


November 11 Meeting

Thanks to COVID-19, PPGS meetings are being held by Zoom; invitations are emailed to members. If you're a member and haven't received an invitation by the day before the meeting, please email webmaster@ppgs.org. If you're not a member and want to view this program with us, email president@ppgs.org.


"A Legacy of Honor for Military Ancestors"

stories by PPGS members

Wednesday, November 11
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout begins

7 p.m., Meeting begins via Zoom

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, when the library is open to public meetings. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333, ext. 1252.


Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)

Facts and Tips
When doing field research never use water-based pens. A few drops of rain can be lethal to your notes.
[Basic Information]

Identify all researchers by name for all contributions, including your own.

Scanning lots of documents for your family history project? If so, scan them in gray scale, not color, and use a low-resolution of 72 dots per inch. This will save space and make your scans go faster.

October 25
2020 MyHeritage LIVE
For info: https://live2020.myheritage.com/   This is the third annual user's conference, which has great instruction on genealogy, not just MyHeritage products. They record many presentations, which can be viewed live or archived, if you can't make it to Israel.
January 10
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
SLIG 2021 will be virtual. Three different weeks of classes will be available. Courses are 6 full days and may include homework. SLIG Week 1: 10 through 15 January 2021 – 7 courses from which to choose SLIG Extended: 19 and 21 January 2021 – Technology and Professional classes and ...
February 25
RootsTech 2021
Free. To register and for more info, see www.rootstech.org
February 25
RootsTech 2021 -- Free
The 2021 RootsTech conference will be held online for free to all. Register here.