Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
An Invitation to Anyone with Ancestors!
Welcome to the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society 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 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. Beginning in April, we will meet at Library 21c. 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!
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)


 March 14, 2018 Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society



Writing Your Ancestor's Military Service




Speaker: Susie Wickman

When you tell stories about your ancestors that have served in the military, what kind of information do you include? What stories do you tell and how do you tell them?
Learn how to include military service information when documenting your family history. This program will give you ideas on writing and researching your ancestors or relatives who have served in the military including finding rich details from their service records such as medals and job descriptions. Also, research information about uniforms, weaponry, and equipment for a full-color story regardless of the branch of military or the country for which they served.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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: Beginning in April, PPGS will meet in The Venue, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. We hope to eventually meet in the PPLD Knights of Columbus Hall adjacent to Penrose Library.

Upcoming Free Workshops

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

Genealogy Level I
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, March 3, 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, March 24, 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, PPGS Education Chairman.

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

Member of
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts and Tips
Nebraska held a state census in the following years: 1855 and 1885.

Registrations of births, marriages, and deaths first began for some areas in Germany in 1792 when the French invasion of the area west of the Rhine brought that region under their administration.
[German Research]

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

February 28
RootsTech 2017
March 1
Free: RootsTech 2018 -- Local Live Streaming
Get together with your genie friends to watch live-streamed programming from RootsTech in Salt Lake City. Free!   The Venue is the main meeting room on the upper level at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs. Lots of free parking. North of Chapel Hills Mall.   Keynote Speaker: ...
March 3
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  
March 3
All-Day Swedish Research Seminar
For information, click here.   Featuring Geoffrey Fröberg Morris Swedish Research Specialist Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Sponsored by the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado