Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
PO Box 1262
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
We meet at Carnegie Meeting Room, Penrose Library:
Directions to Penrose Library
Traveling on I-25, take the Bijou Street exit, #142.
Southbound, turn left onto W. Bijou Street, go up and over the Interstate.
Northbound, turn right onto W. Bijou Street.
Then, the road makes a sharp right turn and then a sharp left turn and the name changes to W. Kiowa Street. Remain in the rightmost lane. The first stoplight is Cascade Avenue. Penrose Library is on your right. Turn right onto Cascade Avenue. Use the upper parking lot if there is room: turn right into the lot before the first street (Pikes Peak Avenue).
If the upper parking lot is full, turn right out of the parking lot, take an immediate right on Pikes Peak Avenue, go down the hill and turn right under the arches into the lower library parking lot. You can then enter the building and take the stairs or elevator to the main floor of the library.
You may also park in the parking lot of St. Mary's Cathedral, across the street to the north from the Carnegie Library portion of Penrose Library.
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society (PPGS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 1980 with 140 charter members.
The society is administered by an executive board of elected officers and volunteers who serve two-year terms.
The society's principal objectives are to:
- Promote an interest in genealogy
- Encourage and instruct members in genealogical research
- Locate, preserve, and index public and private genealogical records
- Support genealogical facilities open to the public
The society supports the Pikes Peak Library District’s Special Collections by sponsoring the following programs:
- Volunteers extract data from newspapers and other key local resources to provide valuable genealogical indexes and databases in Special Collections and on the library’s website.
- The Book Committee selects and purchases books for the Special Collections.
- The 50/50 Joint Book Program for the purchase of books in the library. This reduces the cost of the book to the individual and includes exclusive use of the book for 30 days before the book is placed in the collection.
- In cooperation with Special Collections, the Education Committee increases the public’s knowledge of genealogy by presenting programs to individuals and groups in the local community.