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. - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great US genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)

December 8 Meeting
via Zoom
Indentured Servitude in America: History, Genealogy, Legacy
by Michael Brophy
From 1630 until the outbreak of the American Revolution, the majority of white immigrants who came to North America came as indentured servants. Learn how to explore these ancestors.

Michael Brophy is a nationally known professional genealogical researcher, heir search specialist, and lecturer from the Boston area. He specializes in New England and Irish genealogy subjects.
PPGS members should receive an email invitation to the Zoom meeting by the day before the meeting. If you don't receive it, check your spam folder, then message the webmaster.
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Please request an invitation from the PPGS President.
Wednesday, December 8
6:30 p.m., Mountain Time, Zoom hangout begins
7 p.m., Mountain Time, 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 (not yet). Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 719-531-6333, ext. 1252.

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

December 11
Connecting the Dots - Turning Indirect & Negative Evidence into a Conclusion
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 invite information ...
December 18
Bake Sale sponsored by our sister organization, African American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs, 1620 W. Bijou, Colorado Springs. Dec. 18, 1-3 p.m.
January 4
"Finding Your Roots" season premiere
Another season of Finding Your Roots by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. premieres on PBS.
January 9
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) 2022
Registration opens on 14 August 2021, at 10:00am MDT.   SLIG is currently intended to be an in-person event. Safety measures that will be in place (subject to change as the COVID story evolves) can be found at https://sligacademy.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=638. Read IN FULL to make sure you know what the expectations will ...