Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
An Invitation to Anyone with Ancestors!
Welcome to the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. We are located 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 have a special 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. 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!
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August Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"Let's Start: Mapping"    


Speaker: Susie Wickman

Maps are used in a variety of genealogical research. Understanding these maps become a very valuable tool that is available for the genealogical researcher and genealogical detective. What are some of the different mapping tools that are available when working with maps? What are some of the different ways that we can look at and interpret maps? This presentation will allow you to enrich your family history with different mapping tools and different ways of looking at maps! Come and let Susie show you what is available to you and show you how to look at maps differently!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the 1905 Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Library, PPLD. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 531-6333 ext. 2252.

Upcoming Free Workshops

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

Genealogy Level I
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library, Aspen Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library, Aspen Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library, Aspen 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
Not all information is available online. You will have to get out of your chair and step away from your computer to track down documents that have not yet been digitized.
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Remembering every letter you write is impossible. Use a Correspondence Log!
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There are pay sites and free sites. The major free site is familysearch.org.
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July 28
Int'l German Genealogy Partnership
To register go to www.IGGPartner.org and click 2017 Conference > Registration from the menu on the left-hand side of the website. See also attachment.
July 29
Genealogy Summer Camp, free
Camp Derrick: Genealogy Summer Camp at Denver Public Library, Central Library, 5th Floor   Speaker: Greg Liverman on DNA   More fun activities for genealogists
July 30
How Understanding German Names Can Help You In Your Research
Old German names had meaning and significance. They could be a vital clue in determining your family lines and where they lived. A name can tell a lot about your ancestor. Find out how much is really in a name. This workshop is free, but seating is limited. RSVP to ...
September 7
Ethnicity Testing: Why Is My Indian Princess Wearing a Kilt?
by Dr. Greg Liverman