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. We focus on El Paso and Teller Counties, but we support genealogical research throughout Colorado, the US, and the world
 
PPLD Special Collections: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., walk-in; 2 - 5 p.m., by appointment only. Call 719-531-6333, ext. 1252. Great US genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

July 14 Meeting
 
"DNA—No Tree! No Response! I Need More!
 
 
by Suz Bates
 
Autosomal DNA test results from Ancestry, MyHeritage, 23andMe, and FamilyTreeDNA can be uploaded to GEDmatch to glean more connections in your family tree. Let's start with the basics of one-to-many and one-to-one tools to give you a new way of connecting through DNA. Learn about the settings and tools to help your family tree grow.
 
 
 
Wednesday, July 14
 
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout begins
 
7 p.m., Meeting begins via Zoom
 
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
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, 719-531-6333, ext. 1252.
 

Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)

Facts and Tips
A common ancestor is the mutual ancestor of two or more persons.
[Basic Information]

Network with other researchers.
[Basic Information]

California conducted a state-wide census in 1852, but it is highly damaged.
[Census]


May 22
Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium
Theme: "Nice, Naughty, and Notable: Colorado Springs at 150" Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections Dates: May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28   Marking the founding of Colorado Springs by General William Palmer on July 31, 1871.   More info to come.
July 17
2021 International German Genealogy Conference
Sponsor: International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP)   For info, see: https://playbacknow.regfox.com/iggp2021
July 25
Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR)
IGHR will be virtual in 2021. 13 courses will be offered. Go to IGHR – A Georgia Genealogical Society Institute (gagensociety.org) for details on registration and courses.   Registration opens: 6 March 2021
September 19
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.   The ZOOM ...