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 Regional History and Genealogy: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great US genealogy collection.
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October 11 Meeting
When Genealogy Gets Creepy: Mourning Rituals, Photography, and Body Snatchers
by Cheri Daniels
As we seek out those dead ancestors, we sometimes stumble upon details that give us the creeps. Join us as we take a tour through the macabre side of genealogy—elaborate mourning rituals with hair from the deceased, a graveyard quilt, spooky photographs, memento mori, and the lucrative business of body snatching in the 19th century!
Cheri Daniels, MSLS, serves as director of the National Sons of the American Revolution Genealogical Research Library and Archives located in the NSSAR headquarters in Louisville, KY. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Daniels has worked in various types of libraries and archives, with the most recent decade spent leading the library and archives department for a state historical society, editing its online genealogy publication, and producing its statewide genealogy television program. When she is not writing, researching, and speaking on the national stage, she is producing and hosting her own podcast, BloodRoot, to share stories from her own genealogy journey. You can learn about her personal projects and upcoming speaking engagements at genealogyliteracy.com.
Members: If you need the monthly meeting link, log in with your user name and password, then click on "Monthly Meeting Zoom Link," the second button under Member Log In.
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Please request an invitation from the PPGS President.
Wednesday, October 11
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, hybrid 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