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 dinner--savory, 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; individual memberships are now $25 and couples are $35.)
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 can see all newsletters in the Members Only section)

Facts and Tips
Screenshots are a great way to save information from genealogy websites and resources without printing.

In America, early generations settled in the east and gradually moved westward.

The details from a source are the skeleton of our family tree.

November 20
Your New England Ancestors Living through the Revolution and Early Republic Years (1765-1815)
Instructor: John Putnam Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 25 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at jeputnam@aol.com   Did you have New England Ancestors living in New England immediately before, during, and after the American Revolution as well in the early years of ...
November 21
Ethnicity: Why Is My Indian Princess Wearing a Kilt?
Instructor: Dr. Greg LIverman Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner. Some knowledge and experience with DNA testing is best. Class Size: 25 Restrictions: Free. Open to the public. Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at greg.liverman@live.com   Presentation will include: A brief DNA refresher Our paleolithic kin: Neanderthals and Denisovans Migration patterns of our ...
November 24
Military Records in Depth
Instructor: Suzanne Mulligan Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 16 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at katderoet@gmail.com   Surprisingly few years in the Colonial and United States periods were without military conflict – some at a limited level, some worldwide. As a result, ...
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 Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com   There are times when it seems that an ancestor must have been dropped to Earth (or swept away therefrom) by aliens. No matter how hard ...