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
 

July 10 Meeting
via Zoom
 
Using Fold3 Library Edition
 
 
by Debra Dudek
Love it or hate it, Fold3 is cornering the market on American military records online. Learn how to navigate the site, browse resources effectively, and find the hidden gems on this fantastic database.
 
Debra Dudek is head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. She holds a post-graduate certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. She is the author of World War I Research Guide: Tracing American Military and Non-Combatant Ancestors.
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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, July 10
 
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 via Zoom. Guests are welcome.
 
 

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

June 19
Juneteenth: From a Historical Perfective
Sponsored by African-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs
June 23
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) - 2024 Virtual
  Registration for GRIP 2024 will begin in ~ February 2024. More detailed information will be coming soon.   GRIP will be providing at least 9 courses virtually for 2024. Course titles and instructors can be seen at https://grip.ngsgenealogy.org/. Including:    Advanced DNA Evidence by Blaine Bettinger   Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills by ...
July 14
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) - 2024 In-person
  Registration for GRIP 2024 will begin in ~ February 2024. More detailed information will be coming soon.   GRIP will be providing eight courses in-person for 2024. Course titles and instructors can be seen at https://grip.ngsgenealogy.org/. Including:   Advanced DNA Evidence by Blaine Bettinger   Organizing and Analyzing Your DNA Tests: Hands-on Genetic Genealogy ...
July 14
WriteNow!
  This is a free genealogical writing group sponsored by the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS) - you do not have to be a CGS member to attend. However, PPGS does encourage you to become a member if you are finding that you are attending on a regular basis - support the ...