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)
 

 


February 10 Meeting

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

  

"If These Walls Could Talk: House and Neighborhood Histories"

by Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

 
 
 
I don’t know of many genealogists who aren’t also historians. It’s in our natures to be curious of what went on before, to understand our family’s history. But it’s also interesting to learn more about that place where we spend our daily lives – our homes.  Who was here before me?  How might they have used this home?  What tales did they bring home from their work or school at the end of the day?  Who were their neighbors?  Has my house always looked this way?  Learning about your house and neighborhood can increase your sense of place and help you to connect on a deeper level with that place you call “home.”
 
Mary Kircher Roddy, CG®, is a Certified Public Accountant in Seattle. She tackles genealogy research and education in the same logical way she’d approach an accounting problem.  She has lectured internationally and written for numerous genealogical publications. She currently serves as APG Treasurer. Reach Mary at mroddyn3@msn.com and read her blog, Searching for Stories, at mkrgenealogy.com/searching-for-stories-blog
 
 
 
Wednesday, February 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.
 
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Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)


Facts and Tips
Everyone has a mother and a father. Female and male lines are equally important.
[Basic Information]

If you're not sure which church your ancestor attended, search the churches closest to home first and then broaden your search in ever-widening circles. Check for cemetery records with the church, Sexton and Funeral Directors.
[Church Records]

Massachusetts conducted a state census in: 1855 and 1865.
[Census]


January 23
Introduction to Genealogy
  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 ...
January 30
Census Records in Depth
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January 30
Census Records in Depth
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 ...
February 20
Vital Records in Depth
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