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)
 

 


May 8, 2019 PPGS Meeting

 

 
Nonpopulation Census Schedules:
Agricultural, Industry, Mortality, Slaves, Social Statistics, State, School and other Specialized Census Records
 

 

by Dina Carson

The Census Bureau has been collecting more than personal data since 1810 when it started asking questions about how things were made in the United States. By 1850 it had established six separate schedules to gather data on the population, slaves, mortality, agriculture, manufacturing, and social statistics. While these schedules are not as helpful for typical genealogical tasks such as establishing relationships, they are helpful for learning about how an ancestor lived. Census schedules can help you find pensioners and veterans. If you have Native American ancestry, the Indian Census Schedules are invaluable. It wasn't only the Federal government that collected census data; so did states, some cities, school districts, and others. If you have been using only the Federal Census Schedules to find your family, you may be missing some valuable information. (Thirty-page handout with the census questions is posted in Members Only area of website. Will not be handed out on paper at the meeting.)
 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 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 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 Workshops
 
 
Science and Art of Source Citations
Science and Art of Source Citations, April 26, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 2-5 p.m., Penrose Library, Aspen Room. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Transcribing, Abstracting, and Extracting
Transcribing, Abstracting, and Extracting, May 16, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Introduction to Genealogy
Introduction to Genealogy, June 9, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-4:30 p.m., East Annex room, East Library. Free and open to the public. Registration required: call 719-531-6333, ext. 2352.
Genealogical Proof Standard
Genealogical Proof Standard, June 12, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 10 a.m. - noon, B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Immigration and Naturalization in Depth
Immigration and Naturalization in Depth, June 12, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
 
 

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


Facts and Tips
Many legal instruments other than deeds appear in deed books. They include Bills of Sale, Prenuptial Agreements, Powers of Attorney, Contracts, Affidavits, Wills and Inventories and Voter and Jury Lists.
[Deeds]

Sometimes the answer to a question is waiting in records you have already discovered.
[Basic Information]

Check out: thegenealogyguys.com.
[Basic Information]


April 26
Spring German Genealogy Seminar
Speaker: Gail Shaffer Blankenau   See flier for topics and registration
April 26
The Science and Art of Source Citations
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 16 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com   Source citations are a vital element in allowing us and our readers to 1) relocate a source, if needed and 2) evaluate the ...
April 26
The Science and Art of Source Citations
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 16 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com   Source citations are a vital element in allowing us and our readers to 1) relocate a source, if needed and 2) evaluate the ...
May 4
Society Management--Now and into the Future! (CCGS Seminar)
Keynote speaker: Patricia Jordan Roberts   Topics for every society, focusing on successful society management and growth.   Online registration: https://www.cocouncil.org/smw-workshops.html   Sponsored by the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies