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.
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Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)


August 12, 2020 Meeting

Because the library is not open to public meetings, this PPGS meeting will be held by Zoom; invitations will be emailed to members. If you're not a PPGS member and want to see this program live with us, please email president@ppgs.org.


"Absent Ancestors and Hidden Clues"


by Pam Vestal
Wondering why you haven’t found your ancestors in the records? Although they appear to be missing, their records may nonetheless exist, just not where we expect, or their information may be present but concealed. In this presentation, we'll explore strategies for tracking down these elusive ancestors so that we don't miss a single detail.
Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and speaker from West Linn, Oregon, and the owner of Generations Genealogy, LLC.  After 20 years as a professional writer, Pam turned her full attention to her longtime love of genealogy. Since then, her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and FGS's Forum Magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast.  


Wednesday, August 12
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout will begin

7 p.m., Meeting begins via Zoom

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, when the library is open. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333, ext. 1252.


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

Facts and Tips
A Gazetteer is a geographical dictionary.

A person emigrates when they leave a country to reside in another country.

Genealogy is the search for our ancestors. Family history is the study of the lives they led. A true picture of the family is the result.
[Important Facts]

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