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 Special Collections: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great US genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder: index to newspapers and other local records

June 14 Meeting
via Zoom
"Why Would They Put It Online If They Didn't Want Me to Use It?"
by Janice Sellers

Online information is so easily accessible that people are accustomed to copying and pasting just about everything. In addition, one can hear a modern-day genealogist argue that no one can copyright “her family” and then that no one else has the right to post or print information on her family because she did all the research. This presentation will help you decipher the truth of copyright and also explore the ethical issues that surround family research.

Janice M. Sellers is related to actor Peter Sellers and to John of Gaunt, son of a king and father of a king. At least that’s what her grandparents told her. Unfortunately, they were wrong, but that’s why she has researched her family for 48 years and now helps others find the right pieces to fit their genealogy puzzles. She specializes in Jewish, Black, forensic, and newspaper research and has taught at local to international levels. Her site is ancestraldiscoveries.com.
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, June 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 in The Venue, Library 21c, when the library is open to public, hybrid meetings (not yet). Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 719-531-6333, ext. 1252.
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

April 19
England Genealogy for Beginners
Orange County FamilySearch Center presents three classes on "England Genealogy for Beginners."   The classes will be held on April 19, May 24, and June 21, 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time (10:30 a.m. Pacific Time).   Register at ocfamilhistory.org, click on Upcoming Classes, select classes, then click the Zoom link for monthly ...
May 31
NGS Family History Conference
Title: "Virginia: The Deep Roots of a Nation" will be held in person and online.   Sponsor: National Genealogical Society   For more information and to register, click here.    Early-bird discount is offered until March 31.
May 31
NGS: Virginia: The Deep Roots of the Nation
Sponsor: National Genealogical Society   For information and to register, click here. 
June 9
IGGP: "Crossroads and Connections: Find Your Family Story"
Annual conference sponsored by International German Genealogy Partnership, June 9-11, 2023 in Fort Wayne, Indiana   For information and to register, click here.    The IGGP program committee has made this a truly international conference with not only topics about German lands but also international presenters. Speakers will be coming ...