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:
December 13 Meeting
Polls, Personality, and Property: Making Sense of Tax Lists
by Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
The Legal Genealogist
Somebody had to pay government’s bills, and it was often done through the law by imposing taxes on polls, personal property, and real property. The records of those taxes offer some of the best clues available to our ancestors, their families and their neighborhoods.
Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches, and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. She is a Colorado native with roots deep in the American South on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side.
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, December 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