Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
An Invitation to Anyone with Ancestors!
 
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. Visitors are welcome. For monthly meeting information see Programs or call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2252. For more genealogy events throughout the state and our free classes, see Calendar of Events. For help with your research, including our one-on-one GenMentor assistance, see GenMentors or Research Help. Members receive additional benefits listed at Join PPGS. Come find your roots with us!
 
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 
 
 
 



 

 May 9, 2018 Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

 

"Why Did They Do What They Did?" Social and Cultural Influences on Our Ancestors

               

   

Speaker: Carol Darrow, CG


People are affected by the belief system, the laws, the climate, and the technology, as well as religious and ethnic influences of the time in which they lived. We want to know why they did they do what they did.

 

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

6 - 7 p.m. GenMixer social hour

7 p.m. Program

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, Pikes Peak Library District. Programs are free and open to the public. 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
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
 
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.

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


 
 
Member of
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies


Facts and Tips
Remember to keep your information organized.
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Genealogy research generates paperwork.
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When writing to a relative for information, make specific requests, don't ramble! Offer to share your information.
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April 28
Stepping Away from Your Computer to Take a Family History Trip
Speaker: Debbie Law   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
April 29
Genealogy Level I
Area of focus: Getting started, standards and terminology, and census records. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructors: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson, and Andy Likins  
May 2
NGS Conference
For more info: http://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/
May 5
Managing the Multiple Trees on FamilySearch Partner Sites
Speaker: Vint Atkinson   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.