Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., in the Aspen/Children's Reading Room,

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO. Beginning in April, the meetings will be held at The Venue, Library 21c, Colorado Springs.

Parking is available in two library parking lots and at the Catholic church to north.

Guests are welcome!

Our Next Program

Date   Speaker Subject
April 11 2018 Nancy Wehner, CG Adding Life to Your Family History
Upcoming Programs
Date   Speaker Subject
May 9   Carol Darrow, CG "Why Did They Do What They Did?" Social and Cultural Influences on Our Ancestors
June 13   Risa Heywood Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jewish Genealogist
July 11    Kathie Rudolph Spanish Flu Pandemic
August 8   Dr. Ted Bainbridge Using Records of the Freedman's Bureau and Freeman's Bank
September 12   Linda Pearce Vintage Clothing: Dating Your Family Photos
October 10   PPGS Members  
November 14   Mark Ewig and J Richards  America in World War I and Researching Your WWI Ancestors
December 12      Holiday Party: Please bring a dish to share
Past Programs
Date   Speaker Subject
January 10 2018   Annual Business Meeting and Silent Auction
February 14   Ellen Kowitt Planting Your Tree for the Next Generation: How to Share Your Family History Research
March 14   Susie Wickman Writing Your Ancestor's Military Service
January 11 2017 All Annual Business Meeting & Silent Book Auction
February 8   John Putnam What's Your Story? Introduction to Family History Stories
March 8   Rhonda Curtis Pictures on the Wall
April 12   Diane Barbour Using Early American Records to Tell the Story of a Pioneer
May 10   Linda Pearce Restoring Your Vintage Photos: Photoshop [Elements] Tips 'n' Tricks
June 14   Vint Atkinson What Is PGS (Personal Genealogy Software)? Why Use It for Your Family History? A General Research Strategy
July 12   Joyce Lohse Everything I Learned about Research I Learned from Genealogy
August 9   Susie Wickman Let's Start: Mapping Your Family History
September 13   Tim Morris Best Kept Secrets of Special Collections
October 11   PPGS Members I Was Shocked -- Shocked, I Tell You -- to Learn That ...
November 8   Harry Ross Coal, Shortbread and Whiskey: Celebrating Winter Holidays in Scotland
December 13   None Annual Holiday Party
January 13 2016 All New Officer Installation, Annual Business Meeting, and Silent Book Auction
February 10   Carol Swensen OneNote for the Genealogist
March 9   Dina Carson Q Looks Like 2: Deciphering 19th-Century Handwriting
April 13   Deena Coutant A Goldmine of Fun! Using Lessor Known Genealogical Programs and Apps
May 11   Dr. Ted Bainbridge Errors, Evidence, and Standards of Proof
June 8   Ed Storey Finding Grandma
July 13   Kirk Patton Johan Axel Joseph Anderson: Case Study of a Swedish Immigrant to America
August 10   Larry Dodge Migration and Exoduses: Why People Move
September 14   Jim Williams Foibles of findagrave.com
October 12   PPGS Members If I Could Just Talk With ______________
November 9   Carol Darrow Using Charts to Connect the Dots: Timelines, Land In-and-Out, and Fan Charts
December 14   All Annual Holiday Party
January 14 2015 All Annual Membership Business Meeting and Silent Book Auction
February 11   Dr. Ted Bainbridge Finding Maps on the Internet
March 11   Mary McCarthy Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection
April 8   Dick Kautt Courthouse Records Research 
May 13   Nancy Oleksy Sources for Obituaries
June 10   Andy Likins Locating Images of Ancestors: Putting a Face with That Name
July 8   J Richards The Adventures of George Moyer, Germanna Colonist
August 12   Carol Darrow Castle Garden (1855 - 1890) and Ellis Island (1891 - 1924) - Immigrant Depots in New York
September 9   Dan Quillen Military Records
October 14   PPGS Members Family Skeletons
November 11   Dr. Greg Liverman Cracking the Code: DNA Testing Myths & Reality
December 9   All Annual Holiday Party

Please send suggestions for programs or speakers to programs@ppgs.org