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)
 

 


 April 10, 2019 PPGS Meeting

 

German Research

 

by John Mears

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Wednesday, April 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
 
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.
 
 
Science and Art of Source Citations
Science and Art of Source Citations, April 10, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 2-5 p.m., B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Transcribing, Abstracting, and Extracting
Transcribing, Abstracting, and Extracting, May 16, 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.
Introduction to Genealogy
Introduction to Genealogy, May 25, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., East Annex room, East Library. Free and open to the public. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Genealogical Proof Standard
Genealogical Proof Standard, June 12, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 10 a.m. - noon, B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Immigration and Naturalization in Depth
Immigration and Naturalization in Depth, June 12, 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.
 
 

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


Facts and Tips
Collective naturalization is a process used when a government acquires the territory of a foreign government by treaty or cession, and the inhabitants receive the rights and privileges of citizenship.
[Naturalization]

There are pay sites and free sites. The major free site is familysearch.org.
[Basic Information]

Census records were generated by enumerators. Some who had very bad handwriting.
[Census]


March 21
Vital Records in Depth
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 28 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com   Vital records (birth, marriage, death) provide important information on the connections and major events of our ancestors lives. But, vital records go far ...
March 21
Vital Records in Depth
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 28 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com   Vital records (birth, marriage, death) provide important information on the connections and major events of our ancestors lives. But, vital records go far ...
March 29
CGS Spring Seminar
Speaker: Paul Woodbury   Free DNA class on Friday, March 29; info to come Four lectures on Saturday, March 30 DNA Testing Plans Autosomal DNA Coverage Evaluating Shared DNA DNA Case Studies For information, see https://cogensoc.us/seminar.php
April 6
Genealogical Traps: Are You Sabotaging Your Family History?
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: 20 Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253.    Interpreting the information in records is not always as simple as it seems, and a mis-step can send your research down the garden path. This ...