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. NOTE: PPNF is currently down until it is migrated to new platform. In the interim, click here https://ppld.org/regional-history-genealogy to request PPNF lookups from the library. 
 

August 14 Meeting
via Zoom
 
AI and Genealogy: Trouble Ahead?
 
 
by Thomas MacEntee
 
While AI (artificial intelligence) might be the current “hot” buzz word, the fact is that many genealogy vendors and even genealogists have already been using this technology for years. The AI industry is at a cross-roads and within the next five years, it will permeate almost every aspect of business and society. Learn how AI is currently being used to improve the genealogy experience, and whether or not you should seek out other uses of artificial intelligence for your own genealogy research.
 
‚ÄčThomas MacEntee is an author, educator, student, advocate, marketer, storyteller, entrepreneur, and that “genealogy guy” who helps you accomplish your family history goals. He believes in abundance: that you get back tenfold what you give freely to your profession and to your community.
 
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, August 14
 
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)

July 21
Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) - 2024 Virtual
  IGHR week-long classes are being offered virtually in January 2024.   Registration: Opens 9 March 2024.   Class information and other information can be found at: 2024 IGHR – IGHR – Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (gagensociety.org). Courses include:   Methods and Sources by Rebecca Whitman Koford   Intermediate Genealogy ...
August 10
Getting the Most Out of Find A Grave
ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME. 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 ...
August 11
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 ...
September 8
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 ...