Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

PPGS Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

PPGS special interest groups (SIGs) are open to PPGS members; guests are welcome to attend a few meetings. If you plan to attend regularly, you must join PPGS. All are currently meeting by Zoom.
Point of contact for special interest groups: Jan Myers.
Meets monthly,  7 p.m., third Thursdays, via Zoom. Contact Susan Davis to receive link to meeting. Guests are welcome to attend a few meetings; if you plan to attend regularly, join the society. It will be worth it! The group typically has 15 to 20 attendees who use direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA tests as genealogy research tools. All skill levels are welcome. Members can see an introductory DNA lecture by Greg Liverman on the Speaker Videos page under Member Log In.
Contact: Susan Davis 
DNA SIG Topics for 2023
 Presenter/   Facilitator
Map Out Programs for DNA SIG
 Jan. 19
Members will discuss and plan topics for the coming year.
Grandpa Clark Case Study--  Walkthrough and Dialog
 Nancy Prince
 Feb. 16
Exploration of a case of a man who may have had amnesia
Investigative Genetic Genealogy
 Melody Wilson
 March 16
Previously presented at PILLAR
 Mentoring Session
 April 20
Bring your questions and problems
Solving for X: Understanding X-Chromosome Inheritance and a Curious X-Chromosome Case Study
 Linda Vixie
 May 18
Mentoring Session
 June 15
Migration Maps for Y DNA and mtDNA at FTDNA, 23andMe, and Scaled Innovation
 Mike Arnett
 July 20
The Answers Are in Our Genes: Using atDNA to Unlock 18th- and 19th-Century Genealogical Mysteries  Larry Cates
 Aug. 13,
 2 p.m. MDT
 Mentoring Session
 Sept. 21
 Oct. 19
 Nov. 16
 Meeting? Planning? Holiday?
 Dec. 21
Colonial America and Early America Expansion West to the Mississippi River prior to 1825 SIG
Meets third Monday bimonthly at 6:30 p.m., Mountain Time, or as announced, via Zoom.
Facilitator: John Putnam
English and British Isles SIG
Meets fourth Monday bimonthly at 6:30 p.m., Mountain Time, or as announced, via Zoom.
Facilitator: John Putnam
Germany and Central Europe SIG
Meets third Tuesday bimonthly at 6:30 p.m., or as announced, via Zoom.
Facilitator: John Putnam
The Write Stuff (Genealogical Writing SIG)
Meets via Zoom, 7 p.m., second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, November.
Facilitator: Nancy Wehner, CG