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)
 

 


July 10, 2019 PPGS Meeting

 

 
Name Morphing:
Dealing with Imprecise and Inaccurate Names

by Mark Rabideau

 
 
Wednesday, July 10, 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
 
 
Court Records in Depth
Court Records in Depth, July 10, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1:30-4:30 p.m., ENT Conference Center, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Using City Directories & Maps to Full Advantage
Using City Directories and Maps to Full Advantage, July 20, by Ed Story, 1-3 p.m., Computer Lab, Library 21c. Free and open to the public. Registration required: e-mail instructor at esc7fg@falconbb.net.
Land and Property Records in Depth
Land and Property Records in Depth, Aug. 14, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Church and Cemetery Records in Depth
Church and Cemetery Records in Depth, Sept. 11, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1:30-4:30 p.m., B6, Library 21c. 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
In America, early generations settled in the east and gradually moved westward.
[History]

A chronological profile begins with your ancestor's birth. Fill it in with various life events as you discover them. Eventually, you'll have a picture of your ancestor's life.
[Basic Information]

Use land records to separate two persons of the same name in the same community.
[Land Records]


June 14
Pikes Peak Celtic Fest
For info, see https://pikespeakcelticfestival.com/
June 23
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2019
For institute offerings: http://www.gripitt.org/grip-2019-schedule-revised/ GRIP will be held at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for two different weeks: Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28, 2019 Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 19, 2019 ​Registration opens 20 Feb 2019. NOTE: Many course fill up very quickly (some within minutes). Read ...
June 29
Free: DNA specialist Debbie Parker Wayne
Free all-day presentation by genetic genealogist Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL.   Sponsored free by Denver Public Library.   https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/joanne-classen-memorial-lectures-debbie-parker-wayne
July 10
Court Records in Depth
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 20 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com   The involvement of our ancestors with the court system is often more extensive than we might believe. Whether a civil case or a criminal ...