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, special interest groups, one-on-one help; and contribute to public genealogy causes. We focus on El Paso and Teller Counties, but we support genealogical research everywhere. 
PPLD Special Collections: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great US genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)

February 9 Meeting
via Zoom
Forensic Genealogy: The New Frontier
by Christine Cochran
Forensic genealogy is a new buzzword these days. But what exactly is forensic genealogy? How is it applied? Who needs a forensic genealogist and why? This talk will address these questions and provide some real-world examples. Hold on to your hats because what you learn will open Pandora’s Box!
Christine Cochran is a professional genealogist and owner of Our Provenance, Ltd. She has been conducting genealogical research for more than 10 years. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has served as vice president and researcher for Colorado Genealogy Society. She volunteers at the Denver Public Library – Western History and Genealogy Department and at the Colorado State Archives. 
PPGS members should receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting by the day before the meeting. If you don't receive it, log in with your user name and password, then click here. For additional help, message the webmaster.
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Please request an invitation from the PPGS President.
Wednesday, February 9
6:30 p.m., Mountain Time, Zoom hangout begins
7 p.m., Mountain Time, Meeting begins via Zoom
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 (not yet). Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 719-531-6333, ext. 1252.
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

January 17
PPGS Virtual Book Sale
The Silent Auction website will open on Jan. 17 -- nearly 500 items to choose from! See button on left side of front page.
February 26
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 invite ...
March 3
RootsTech 2022
Like 2021's RootsTech, this free event will be completely virtual.     For information and to register: www.familysearch.org/rootstech/next/
April 23
Spring Seminar, Colorado Genealogical Society
Speaker: Angie Bush   She is the Region 1 Director for the National Genealogical Society and the chair of the Genetic Genealogy Committee. She works as  a Master Genealogist with AncestryProGenealogist in Salt Lake City, UT, where she specializes in combining genetic and genealogical evidence to answer questions of kinship ...