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)


 June 13, 2018 Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society



Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jewish Genealogist



Speaker: Risa Heywood

Jewish genealogy involves learning a whole new vocabulary, including bris, ketubah, matzevah, landsmannschaften, and Yizkor. This presentation will focus on the religious and cultural practices and historial events that make Jewish genealogy different than researching other ethnic groups. Jewish migration patterns, naming conventions, Holocaust research, and the effects of endogamy on DNA analysis will be covered.



Wednesday, June 13, 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. 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
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, October 20, 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
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

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
The most important type of land record is a deed. The deed is a document conveying title of property from one party to another.
[Land Records]

The first federal census was taken in 1790 and is taken every ten years on an established day.
[Basic Information]

Enter sources and notes in a consistent format.

June 7
Genealogy on the Internet
June 9
Regional History Symposium
"Remarkable Rascals, Despicable Dudes, & Hidden Heroes of the Pikes Peak Region"   Free, but registration is required; complementary light lunch provided. Click here for reservation.   For schedule and more information: http://www.regionalhistoryseries.org/2018-symposium.html   Will be live-streamed on Facebook.
June 9
Becoming Your Family's Genealogy Expert
Speaker: Valerie Elkins   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
June 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