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)
 

 


December 11, 2019 PPGS Meeting
 

PPGS Holiday Party

 
 
 
 
Please bring a dish to share for this annual holiday potluck--main dishes, vegetables, salads, desserts, your choice. Lots of great door prizes will be on hand, including genealogy software, DNA kits, and more. If you've renewed your membership for 2020, you'll receive five extra tickets for the drawings. (You can renew at the party. Print renewal form here.)
 
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
 
6 p.m., Food delivery begins

6:30 p.m., Dinner begins, followed by party and prizes

 
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. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333 ext. 2252.
 
 
 



Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)


Facts and Tips
Have a smart phone? Look for a scanner app like Turbo Scan to take images of records and documents.
[Basic Information]

A primary source is a record created at the time of, or shortly thereafter, an event or circumstance occurred.
[Definitions]

A Fact is something known to exist, be true, or have happened.
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December 6
Connecting the Dots - Turning Indirect/Negative Evidence into a Conclusion
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Intermediate Class Size:16 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. For membership information, see the Join PPGS tab in the menu to the left at http://ppgs.org. Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com   There are times when it seems that an ancestor must have been dropped ...
January 4
Genealogical Traps: Are You Sabotaging Your Family History?
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 16 Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253 or to register online go to https://ppld.librarymarket.com/introduction-genealogy-finding-your-family-history   Interpreting the information in records is not always as simple as it seems, and a mis-step ...
January 12
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2020
For Info: https://slig.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=524; Hotel and course registration opens: 13 July, 2019 at 9:00 am MDT
February 1
Introduction to Genealogy
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: 30+ Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253  or to register online go to https://ppld.librarymarket.com/introduction-genealogy-finding-your-family-history Additional: Bring snacks and/or a lunch, as we will not be taking a break long enough for you to go ...