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 9 Meeting

Thanks to COVID-19, PPGS meetings are being held by Zoom; invitations are emailed to members. If you're a member and haven't received an invitation by the day before the meeting, please email webmaster@ppgs.org. If you're not a member and want to view this program with us, email president@ppgs.org.

  

"Why, When, How, and Who: Hiring a Professional to Help with Your Research"

by Annette Burke Lyttle


 
Sometimes we just can’t do it ourselves—we need help to break through brick walls, find elusive records, or determine our next research steps. Professional genealogists can help with all that and more: helping organize your genealogy, writing or editing your family stories, or interpreting your DNA results. Learn why, when, and where you might need a professional, how to find one, and how to determine if that person is the right pro for you.
 
 
Wednesday, December 9
 
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout begins

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 to public meetings. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333, ext. 1252.
 
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Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)


Facts and Tips
When the head of the household is no longer listed, don't assume he/she is dead. The person could be living with one of the children.
[Census]

The 1890 census was destroyed but many groups are now gathering other data to fill in this gap.
[Census]

Undocumented genealogy is mythology. Remember to document everything you find on your ancestors.
[Evidence and Documentation]


January 10
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
SLIG 2021 will be virtual. Three different weeks of classes will be available. Courses are 6 full days and may include homework. SLIG Week 1: 10 through 15 January 2021 – 7 courses from which to choose SLIG Extended: 19 and 21 January 2021 – Technology and Professional classes and ...
January 23
Introduction to Genealogy
THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully.   Class materials will ...
January 23
Introduction to Genealogy
  THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully.   Class materials ...
February 25
RootsTech 2021
Free. To register and for more info, see www.rootstech.org