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, we focus on El Paso and Teller Counties.
 
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

 


 February 13, 2019 PPGS Meeting

 

 

Dating Your Vintage Photos: Men's Clothing and Photo Backdrops, 1840-1915

by Linda Pearce

See how to date your vintage photos by examining men's fashion styles and the commercial photo backgrounds and props used to set the photographic scene.

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

6 p.m., GenMixer social hour

7:00 p.m., program begins

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. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333 ext. 2252.
 
 
 



Upcoming Workshops
 
Introduction to Genealogy
Introduction to Genealogy, January 27, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., Aspen Room, Penrose Library. Free and open to the public; please call 719-531-6333, ext. 2253 to register.
Census Records in Depth
Census Records in Depth, February 6, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 12:30-3:30 p.m., East Annex, East Library. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
 
Peopling Colonial New England
Peopling Colonial New England: 1620-1787, February 13, by John Putnam, 2-4 p.m., Room B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS membes but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at jeputnam@aol.com.
Cracking the Code: DNA Testing Myths and Reality
Cracking the Code: DNA Testing Myths and Reality, March 3, by Greg Liverman, 1-3 p.m., Aspen Room, Penrose Library. Free and open to the public. Registration required: e-mail instructor at greg.liverman@live.com.
Vital Records in Depth
Vital Records in Depth, March 21, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 2-5 p.m., Aspen Room, Penrose Library. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
 
 

 
Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members can see all newsletters in the Members Only section)


Facts and Tips
A person who dies intestate¬Ě dies without a will.
[Probate Records]

Obituaries may name children and siblings of the deceased.
[Basic Information]

Rhode Island conducted a state census in: 1774 (Colonial census), 1777 (Military census), 1782, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1905, 1915, 1925 and 1935.
[Census]


January 13
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2019
For Info: https://ugagenealogy.org/aem.php?eid=36 Hotel and course registration is now open. Some courses are already full.
January 26
A Winter of DNA eConference
Family History Fanatics will produce "A Winter of DNA" eConference on January 26. Speakers and topics:   Tim Janzen - Maximizing Your Use of GEDmatch Richard Hill - Finding Family with DNA Testing: A Genetic Detective Story Andy Lee - DNA Tree Building: What to Do When GEDmatch Matches Don't ...
January 26
Skills for Interviewing Relatives
Speaker: Phil and Janet Savage   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
January 26
Black History Month Kick-Off Fair
PPGS will be represented by Programs VP Danielle Pieper and Membership VP Kim Weber .   Stop by and say hi!   Sponsored by the African American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs