Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
An Invitation to Anyone with Ancestors!
Welcome to the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. We are located in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, at the foot of Pikes Peak. 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 have a special focus on El Paso and Teller counties.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visitors are welcome. For monthly meeting information see Programs or call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2252. For more genealogy events throughout the state and our free classes, see Calendar of Events. For help with your research, including our one-on-one GenMentor assistance, select GenMentors or Research Help. Members receive additional benefits listed at Join PPGS. Come find your roots with us!
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October Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"I was shocked -- shocked I tell you -- to learn that..."    



Speaker: Various PPGS Members

Come hear your fellow PPGS members take five to ten minutes each to tell us something they found in their ancestor hunts that totally blindsided them!  Sometimes we are amazed at the information we discover about our own ancestors!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Aspen/Children's Reading Room at the Penrose Library, PPLD. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 531-6333 ext. 2252.
Note: Due to the library's move of the Special Collections department, PPGS will be meeting in the Aspen/Children's Reading Room in Penrose Library starting in October and continuing until further notice! The first PPGS meeting there will be Wednesday, October 11.

Upcoming Free Workshops

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

Genealogy Level I
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library, Aspen Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library, Aspen Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library, Aspen Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.

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


Member of
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts and Tips
Lineage societies' books should be used as a guide only as the information may not be correct.
[Basic Information]

When searching online databases, don't just type in names at random. First read the instructions!

DO NOT take original documents on your research trips. Make copies instead.
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September 23
Family History from a British Perspective
Speaker: Rowan Reynolds   Register here; free class. Walk-ins welcome!   North Family History Center, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs; entrance on southeast corner.
September 23
Open House, African-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs
PPGS plans to have a table.   Location: Old Buena Vista Elementary School, westside
September 30
CCGS Society Management Workshops
Free to any member of a CCGS member society, including PPGS.   Especially designed for officers and people interested in serving as genealogy society leadership.   EOGN author Dick Eastman will attend. Door prizes.   Click here to register.
October 1
Genealogy Level I
Area of focus: Getting started, standards and terminology, and census records. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructors: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson, and Andy Likins