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, the US, and the world, we focus on El Paso and Teller Counties.
 
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

 


March 10 Meeting

PPGS meetings are 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 us. If you're not a member and want to view this program with us, email the president.

  

"Chronicling America: A Newpaper Site for Everyone"

by Dana Ann Palmer, CG, CGL

 

 

Using online search engines can be tricky! Learn some techniques to find your elusive ancestors in the newspapers on Chronicling America, the digitized newspaper collection at Library of Congress.

 

A resident of Lebanon, OH, Dana became a certified genealogist (CG®) in 2009 and a certified genealogical lecturer (CGL(SM)) in 2019.

Her research focuses in the Midwest, specifically Ohio, but she has researched in many locations across the United States and in Germany, the U.K., and Denmark. She specializes in publishing family history books and lineage society applications.  She has published over 30 books for her genealogical society, clients, and family. See her website, Treasured Lineage, at www.treasuredlineage.com.

 
 
Wednesday, March 10
 
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
To be successful in genealogy research, one must have the ability to plan each research step, and organize the information you find there.
[Basic Information]

Sometimes you might be looking at a transcription or abstract made from an original record. While every effort is made to ensure transcriptions are accurate, it is essential to examine a copy of the original record.
[Basic Information]

To find a birth date from a death date, subtract the age in years, months and days from the date of death. This is a very close approximation.
[Vital Records]


February 25
RootsTech 2021
Free. To register and for more info, see www.rootstech.org
March 6
Getting the Most Out of Find-A-Grave
THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully.   The ZOOM ...
March 20
Genealogical Proof Standard
THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully.   The ZOOM invite ...
April 1
New England Regional Genealogical Conference 2021
For information and to register click here.   Our traditional conference is a three-day event. Our virtual event will have three Gathering Days with scheduled presentations and a live chat with our featured speakers. On these three days we will encourage social interaction between all attendees.  In addition to the ...