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. While we support genealogical research throughout Colorado, the US, and the world, we focus on El Paso and Teller Counties.
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)


May 12 Meeting

PPGS meetings are held by Zoom; invitations are emailed to members. If you're a member and haven't received an invitation by the day before the meeting, please email us. If you're not a member and want to view this program with us, email the president.


Skills Night: Virtual Edition

We won't be moving around to different tables and rooms, but we will have a variety of short presentations on genealogy-related skills. 

  • Linda Pearce: Homestead locations using Google Earth or maps (20 minutes)
  • Jim Williams: Timelines -- Jim Style (20 minutes)
  • Elaine Fraser: What to Search for on Ebay (5 minutes)
  • John Putnam: Excel for Research and Analytics (20 minutes)
  • Hillary Mannion: Resources at the Pioneer’s Museum
  • Time for Q&A  
Wednesday, May 12
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout begins

7 p.m., Meeting begins via Zoom

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, when the library is open to public meetings. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333, ext. 1252.

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

Facts and Tips
Do not laminate your documents. A laminated document can never be restored to its original state.

Genealogy is the study of family heritage.
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Civil records are created by and for a governmental agency.
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April 1
New England Regional Genealogical Conference 2021
For information and to register click here.   Our traditional conference is a three-day event. Our virtual event will have three Gathering Days with scheduled presentations and a live chat with our featured speakers. On these three days we will encourage social interaction between all attendees.  In addition to the ...
May 4
National Archives Genealogy Series
The National Archives offers a series of free webinars on YouTube. Watch live or recorded:   https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
May 18
NGS 2021 Conference -- Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation
From NGS: Due to ongoing mandates in Virginia in regards to COVID-19 and our concern for the well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff, NGS will no longer be able to host an in-person conference in Richmond, Virginia in May 2021.   Registration for the NGS 2021 Family History Conference ...
May 18
NGS 2021 Conference -- Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation
https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/2021-Announcement-Flier.pdf   The NGS 2021 Family History Conference program will feature a variety of lecture tracks. Session topics will include African American, Native American, and other ethnic groups research; archival records in Virginia and neighboring states; immigration and migration; researching federal and local government records as well as land, ...