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)
 

 


 January 9, 2019 PPGS Meeting

 

 

Silent Auction and Annual Meeting

Please bring books and magazines you'd like to donate to the silent auction. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the PPGS Book Fund to add materials to the PPLD Special Collections genealogy collection. Officer reports will be available for viewing.

 

 

Wednesday, January 9, 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.
 
Colonial America
Colonial America, Topic TBA, 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
Remember to keep your information organized.
[Basic Information]

When interviewing a relative, etc., be prepared with a list of questions. Use a tape recorder or take very good notes. Respect the person's privacy.
[Basic Information]

All material found on the Internet should be considered a secondary source - even scanned images.
[Internet]


January 8
Premiere, Finding Your Roots, Season 5, PBS
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
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
January 27
Introduction to Genealogy
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: 25 Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253.    Exploration of the methods and records used in researching your family history. Includes discussions of: ​Why genealogy? Setting goals Getting organized Recording information Common record ...