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 10, 2018 PPGS Meeting


Adventures in Matrimony: My Ancestor's Story



Speaker: PPGS Members

Come hear fellow PPGS members take five to ten minutes each to share stories from ancestors' experiences with marriage: how and why they married, WHO they married, what happened to the marriage, bigamy, mail-order brides ... you get the picture. If you'd like to share a story, slots are still available. Contact Program Chair Danielle Pieper. Photos and PowerPoint slides can be presented on the overhead computer.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

6 p.m., GenMixer social hour

7 p.m., Program

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 Free Workshops

Reservations required for all workshops--please call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2253

Genealogy Level I
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Classes are taught by J Richards

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

Facts and Tips
Soundex is a system of coding names for the census based on sound rather than alphabetical spelling.
[Basic Information]

Direct evidence speaks to the point in question. Indirect evidence gives facts from which you can come to a conclusion.
[Evidence and Documentation]

A citation is a reference to a source of information.

September 22
Introduction to MyHeritage
Speaker: Steve Brandt   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
September 29
Genealogy Level I
Instructor: J Richards and Andy Likins Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: Unlimited Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253.   Area of focus: Getting started in genealogy, standards and terminology, and census records.
October 10
My Ancestor's Adventures in Matrimony
GenMixer social hour at 6 p.m.   Genealogy stories by PPGS members. Please let Danielle Pieper know if you'd like to tell a five-minute story about what you've found out about an ancestor's marriage or marriages.  
October 13
Conference for a Cause
Speaker: Thomas Jones   Sponsored by Larimer County Genealogical Society   https://www.lcgsco.org/events/conference-for-a-cause/