Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
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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.
 
We meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in The Venue, Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs. A social hour GenMixer starts at 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For monthly meeting information see Monthly Programs. For our free classes and more genealogy events, see Calendar. For help with your research, including our one-on-one GenMentor assistance, see Research Help. Come find your roots with us!
 
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 
 
 
 
 



 August 8, 2018 PPGS Meeting

 

Using Records of the Freedmen's Bureau and the Freedman's Bank

               

   

Speaker: Dr. Ted Bainbridge

 
The Freedmen's Bureau and the Freedman's Bank were established near the end of the Civil War to provide physical, financial, and legal help to former slaves. The National Archives and Records Administration says their records are "the richest and most extensive documentary source available for investigating the African American experience in the post-Civil War and Reconstruction eras." Lecture will explore the kinds of records created, accessing the records, examples of successful and unsuccessful research efforts.
 

7 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aspen Room, Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade
Colorado Springs, CO
 
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in The Venue, Library 21c (except in August). Guests are welcome. For more information call 531-6333 ext. 2252.
 
 
 



Upcoming Free Workshops

Reservations required for all workshops--please call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2253

Genealogy Level I
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
 
Classes are taught by J Richards

 
Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members can see all newsletters in the Members Only section)


Facts and Tips
Direct evidence speaks to the point in question. Indirect evidence gives facts from which you can come to a conclusion.
[Evidence and Documentation]

Finding out as much as possible about our ancestors is the ultimate goal of research endeavors.
[Basic Information]

The Family Group Sheet identifies a couple and their children.
[Basic Information]


July 18
Sons of Israel Cemetery Tour
PPGS FIELD TRIP SONS OF ISRAEL CEMETERY TOUR Sunday, July 15, 2018 2 p.m. OR Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:30 a.m.   Description:  This is a Jewish cemetery located on the southwest side of Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. This small cemetery was established in 1903 to serve the ...
August 8
Using Records of the Freedmen's Bureau and Freedman's Bank
Speaker: Dr. Ted Bainbridge   No GenMixer
September 8
Record Analysis and Research Plans
Record Analysis and research plans: Getting the most out of your records Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, PhD, CG Recommended Experience Level: Advanced Beginners-Advanced Class Size: Limit 20 Please e-mail Nancy (ngwehner@gmail.com) if you plan to attend. First come, first serve. A waiting list will be maintained in case of cancellations and to ...
September 12
Vintage Clothing: Dating Your Family Photos
GenMixer social hour at 6 p.m.   Speaker: Linda Pearce