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)


October 9, 2019 PPGS Meeting


My Heirloom Has a Story
by PPGS Members
To celebrate Family History Appreciation Month, PPGS members will show family heirlooms and tell short stories about them relating to genealogy. 
Wednesday, October 9, 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 usually 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.

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

Facts and Tips
Remembering every letter you write is impossible. Use a Correspondence Log!
[Basic Information]

Decedent refers to the deceased person.
[Probate Records]

Primary evidence is personal testimony or a record created shortly after an event by a person with personal knowledge of the facts.
[Evidence and Documentation]

September 21
Introduction to Genealogy
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: 25 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 ...
September 26
Using GEDmatch to Analyze DNA Test Results
FULL: Email instructor to be placed on wait list.   Instructor: Dr. Greg Liverman Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Genetic Genealogist Class Size: 40 Restrictions: Open to the public. Fee: $10/person. Pay by cash or check at the door. Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at greg.liverman@live.com   This lecture will provide ...
September 28
Conference for a Cause
Speaker: Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist Sponsor: Larimer County Genealogical Society   No person shall ... Gallop Horse in the streets: Using Court Records to Tell the Story of Our Ancestors' Lives No, No Nanette! What Negative Evidence Is ... and Isn't No Vitals? No Problem: Building a Family ...
September 28
Research Techniques for Newspaper Sites
Speaker: Gail Myers   Newspapers provide a wide range of genealogical information from death notices and obituaries to full biographies. This class will identify online and offline sources and search methods for locating newspapers and articles of interest.   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History ...