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)
 

 


June 12, 2019 PPGS Meeting

 

 
Dating Your Vintage Photos, Part 2:
Men's Clothing and Photo Backdrops, 1880-1915)
 

See how to date your vintage photos by examining men's fashion styles and the commercial photo backrounds and props used to beutify the photographic pose.

by Linda Pearce

 
 
Wednesday, June 12, 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
 
 
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, June 9, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-4:30 p.m., East Annex room, East Library. Free and open to the public. Registration required: call 719-531-6333, ext. 2352.
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.
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
Probate records refer to wills inventories, letters of administration and guardianship. They are usually held at the county courthouse unless archived.
[Probate Records]

Use archival quality acid-free sheet protectors for all of your original documents, master copies and photographs.
[Preservation]

A common ancestor is the mutual ancestor of two or more persons.
[Basic Information]


June 8
Poets, Professors, and Provacateurs
2019 Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium   For schedule and registration, see https://ppld.librarymarket.com/pikes-peak-regional-history-symposium   Complimentary light lunch.   Space is limited, so register soon if you want to attend.
June 9
Introduction to Genealogy
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: 16 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 ...
June 9
Introduction to Genealogy
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: 16 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 ...
June 12
Genealogical Proof Standard
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 16 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com   Standards help us to do our best work. The Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) provides a guideline for establishing a genealogical conclusion with reasonable certainty. The class ...