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)
 

 


 March 13, 2019 PPGS Meeting

 

Overcoming a Thirty-Year Brick Wall:

How We Found the Real Family Name and Our Shtetl in Lithuania

 

by Debbie Schwartz

This presentation is part amazing story, part lesson on careful research and detective work, and part a series of steps anyone can take to increase the odds of overcoming the challenges in their own genealogy research. Jewish-origin genealogy is often difficult; however, the teachings from this type of research can assist anyone with brick walls to find new clues that often lead to more verified ancestors, origins, and information.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 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
 
Cracking the Code: DNA Testing Myths and Reality
Cracking the Code: DNA Testing Myths and Reality, March 3, by Greg Liverman, 1-3 p.m., Aspen Room, Penrose Library. Free and open to the public. Registration required: e-mail instructor at greg.liverman@live.com.
Vital Records in Depth
Vital Records in Depth, March 21, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 2-5 p.m., Aspen Room, Penrose Library. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Court Records in Depth
Court Records in Depth, April 3, by Suzanne Mulligan, 1-4 p.m., B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at president@ppgs.org.
Science and Art of Source Citations
Science and Art of Source Citations, April 10, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 2-5 p.m., B6, Library 21c. 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, March 25, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., East Annex room, East Library. Free and open to the public. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Genealogical Proof Standard
Genealogical Proof Standard, June 12, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 10 a.m. -12 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
All material found on the Internet should be considered a secondary source - even scanned images.
[Internet]

Document as you go!
[Sources-Citations]

A Declaration of Intention is a document an alien usually filed in a court declaring his intention to apply for citizenship after fulfillment of the residency requirement.
[Naturalization]


February 23
From Storage Box to Story Book
Speaker: Parris Neal   We have often been challenged to find a way to convert all of our photos, memories, articles, group sheets, and important documents from our "storage boxes" into a family history that can be understood, appreciated, added to, and passed along to the next generation. Brother Neal ...
February 24
JGSCO: Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage
Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage will discuss:   What Is MyHeritage and Why Is It Beneficial to Me? MyHeritage great technologies are the intersection of technology and genealogy: Smart Matches, Record Matches, Record Detective, Instant Discoveries, Photo Discoveries, Global Name Translation, PedigreeMap, and Consistency Checker are just a few. Daniel will ...
February 27
RootsTech 2019
For info: https://www.rootstech.org/   Hotel registration is now open. Conference registration opens 20 Sep 2018.
March 3
Cracking the Code: DNA Testing Myths & Reality
Instructor: Dr. Greg Liverman Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner. People who are considering or have just started DNA testing and genetic genealogy who want to know "shat's it used for" and "what's the big fuss." This is aimed at the genealogist who wants to know what DNA testing is all about ...