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, special interest groups, one-on-one help; and contribute to public genealogy causes. We focus on El Paso and Teller Counties, but we support genealogical research everywhere. 
 
PPLD Special Collections: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great US genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

September 14 Meeting
via Zoom
 
 
Mostly Involuntary Servitude
 
 
 
by Diane L. Richard
 

Sometimes, in order to emigrate, able-bodied individuals became indentured servants. Though many of these arrangements were seemingly by choice, most were not as people either found themselves "between a rock and a hard place," or effectively had no other option. Let's explore some historical context and the databases that can help us identify whether those we are researching were indentured or not.

 
Members: If you need the monthly meeting link, log in with your user name and password, then click on "Monthly Meeting Zoom Link," the second button under Member Log In. 
 
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Please request an invitation from the PPGS President.
 
 
Wednesday, September 14
 
6:30 p.m., Mountain Time, Zoom hangout begins
 
7 p.m., Mountain Time, Meeting begins via Zoom
 
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in The Venue, Library 21c, when the library is open to public meetings (not yet). Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 719-531-6333, ext. 1252.
 
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 

Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters in the Members Only section)

August 27
Getting the Most Out of Find A Grave
THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully.   The ZOOM invite ...
September 8
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) - 2022 Fall Virtual
Registration for SLIG Fall Virtual courses opens May 14, 2022 at 12 pm MT.  For course listing see: https://slig.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=642   In-Depth Education in the Comfort of Your Home September 8–November 17, 2022 Online via Zoom Learn: from the field's top educators in live weekly sessions Obtain: in-depth instruction Network: in a private Facebook group ...
September 10
Introduction to Genealogy
ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME.   THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow ...
September 18
Ancestry in Depth: Advanced Search Techniques
THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions carefully.   The ZOOM invite ...