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 Special Collections: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great US genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

October 12 Meeting
via Zoom
 
 
Internet Archive:
The Genealogical Resource You’re Not Using!
 
 
 
by Debra Dudek

Can’t find it on Ancestry?  Learn all about Internet Archive and its amazing collection of city directories, county histories, gazetteers, yearbooks, and family genealogies. If you haven’t been on this site yet, you’re missing a lot of fantastic resources!
 
Debra M. Dudek is head of Adult and Teen Services at the Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook, IL. Ms. Dudek specializes in British genealogy, World War I research, and emerging technology topics. An alumna of Olivet College (Olivet, Michigan) and the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland), Ms. Dudek holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, a Master's in Information and Library Studies, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Genealogical, Palaeographic & Heraldic Studies.
 
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, October 12
 
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 the library is open to public 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)

September 8
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) - 2022 Fall Virtual
Registration for SLIG Fall Virtual courses opens May 14, 2022 at 12 pm MT.  For course listing see: https://slig.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=642   In-Depth Education in the Comfort of Your Home September 8–November 17, 2022 Online via Zoom Learn: from the field's top educators in live weekly sessions Obtain: in-depth instruction Network: in a private Facebook group ...
October 22
Colorado Palatines to America Fall Seminar
The Colorado Chapter of Palatines to America (COPALAM) will be presenting a half-day Fall Seminar via Zoom on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 9:15am until 12 noon. Our speaker will be Ingeborg Carpenter. Her topic will be "Gadgets, Contraptions, Thingamajigs, and Whatchamacallits Our German Ancestors Could Hardly Have Lived Without".  Details and ...
November 4
WikiTree Day
To celebrate the 14th anniversary of the founding of WikiTree, the wbsite will hold a two-day event with online classes on learning to use WikiTree, chat rooms, games, and door prizes.    For information, schedules, and to register, see www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:WikiTree_Day   WikiTree is a free website and database focused on collaboratively ...
November 5
Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado speaker
Speaker: Dr. Neil Price,archaeologist and professor, Uppslaa University, Sweden   Free   Two Presentations: "Archaeologies of the Ragnarök? A Sixth-Century Climate Disaster and Its Viking-Age Legacies"   "A Viking Warrior Woman? Debating an Excavated Grave from Sweden"   Refreshments and door prizes for in-house attendees   Preregistration required   No fee ...