Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
An Invitation to Anyone with Ancestors!
 
Welcome to the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. We are located in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, at the foot of Pikes Peak. 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 have a special focus on El Paso and Teller counties.
 
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. 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, select GenMentors or Research Help. Members receive additional benefits listed at Join PPGS. Come find your roots with us!
 
 
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 January 10, 2018 Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

 

Annual General Business Meeting & Silent Book Auction!   

               

    

    

Speaker: None (No Program)

Come and join your fellow PPGS'ers for our Annual General Business Meeting followed by our Annual Silent Book Auction!  We will have about a half-hour of our business meeting, discussing past, present, and future events of the society and the installation of our new elected officers!  Then it will be time for our break and our Silent Book Auction!

Our Silent Book Auction is a great opportunity to pick up some interesting and helpful genealogy and history publications - including books, magazines and CD-ROMs.  Proceeds from the sale go to the PPGS book fund and are used to purchase materials for the Special Collections department of the Pikes Peak Library District.  Please come out and support the PPGS and PPLD.  Please bring only Cash or Personal Check, we cannot accept credit cards at the present time!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
 
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Aspen/Children's Reading Room at the Penrose Library, PPLD. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 531-6333 ext. 2252.
 
Note: Due to the library's move of the Special Collections department, PPGS will be meeting in the Aspen/Children's Reading Room in Penrose Library starting in October and continuing until further notice!
 
 



Upcoming Free Workshops

Reservations required for all workshops--please call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2253

Genealogy Level I
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting 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
Don't assume that all information in the census is correct. It's only as good as the knowledge of the person reporting it.
[Census]

An "Ahnentafel" (German for Ancestor Table) chart is a version of a pedigree chart which is written out.
[Basic Information]

In early American history, a cousin was a relative by blood or marriage of any degree outside the immediate family.
[Genealogy Trivia]


February 10
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  
February 28
RootsTech 2017
March 3
Genealogy Level II
Area of focus: Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson  
March 24
Genealogy Level III
Area of focus: Military, Land and Court Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson