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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September Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"Best Kept Secrets of Special Collections"    


Speaker: Tim Morris

The library has a plethora of materials and resources to help aid your genealogical research.  Learning how to find and use these resources can be a challenging and perhaps frustrating experience.  Get the most out of your Library by learning tips and tricks to expand your genealogical search  strategies and utilize the resources of the Pikes Peak Library District's Special Collections!

Wednesday, September 13 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 1905 Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Library, PPLD. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 531-6333 ext. 2252.

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
Obituaries--don't limit your scope of your research to just the deceased. You may find a relative in the list of survivors or predeceased ... or pallbearers. These clues help place your relatives at a specific place and a specific time in many cases!
[Basic Information]

Migration is the movement from one place of residence to another, usually within a country.
[Basic Information]

An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended. A descendant is a person who is descended from an ancestor. A relative is someone with whom you share a common ancestor but who is not in your direct line.
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September 7
Ethnicity Testing: Why Is My Indian Princess Wearing a Kilt?
by Dr. Greg Liverman  
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  
October 14
Conference for a Cause
Speaker: Blaine Bettinger, genetic genealogy specialist   For info see: http://www.lcgsco.org/events/conference-for-a-cause-2017/