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 Regional History & Genealogy at Penrose LIbrary: 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 U.S. genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder: index to newspapers and other local records

March 13 Meeting
via Zoom
Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants
by Michael Lacopo
If all you know from conventional records is “Germany” as a place of origin, then this lecture will help you mine other resources to locate where in Germany your ancestor came from. Learn some new tricks to help you pinpoint the place of origin of your German-speaking ancestor! 
Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian and professional genealogist born and raised in northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self- described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range, with specialties in German research, Mid-Atlantic American research, genetic genealogy, social history, and advanced problem solving.
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, March 13
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 PPGS can offer 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

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

February 1
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) - 2024 Virtual, Weekly Courses
  SLIG weekly classes are being offered virtually in the Spring of 2024.   Registration: SLIG 2024 registration is open.   Course Information: Still wondering which course is right for you? View course outlines and videos for SLIG here: Utah Genealogical Association - Courses (ugagenealogy.org) including:   Bring 'Em Back to Life: Writing Our Ancestors' ...
February 29
RootsTech 2024
Register for in-person or online (free) attendance: www.rootstech.org
February 29
RootsTech - 2024 Virtual and In-Person
  Registration: Open, Home • RootsTech • FamilySearch   Check out the course/event preview at Class Preview - RootsTech 2024 (familysearch.org)   Salt Lake City - $99 3-day pass 250+ exclusive sessions only available in SLC 120+ exhibitors/sponsors in the Expo Hall Be the first to learn of industry innovations Be part ...
March 9
Getting the Most Out of Find A Grave
  ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME. 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 ...