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. We focus on El Paso and Teller Counties, but we support genealogical research throughout Colorado, the US, and the world. 
 
PPLD Special Collections: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., walk-in; 2 - 5 p.m., by appointment only. Call 719-531-6333, ext. 1252. Great US genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

August 11 Meeting
 
 
Means, Motive, and Opportunity: The Sad Saga of George Richards
 
 
by Jean Wilcox Hibben
 
This case study of a man whose choices served to confuse his descendants is reconstructed in this lecture. He was there, then gone, then back. See how a variety of records unlocked his real story. From England to the US, George's life was filled with conundrums and poor choices. See how to locate original records (not all online), separate fact from fiction, and assess evidence for accuracy. 
 
 
Currently the president of the Corona Genealogical Society in California, Jean Wilcox Hibben has served on the board of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogists; she was a Certified Genealogist for ten years and has worked as a professor in speech communication. 
 
 
Wednesday, August 11
 
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout begins
 
7 p.m., Meeting begins via Zoom
 
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
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. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 719-531-6333, ext. 1252.
 

Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)

Facts and Tips
Google your Family Tree at www.Google.com.
[Internet]

Collective naturalization is a process used when a government acquires the territory of a foreign government by treaty or cession, and the inhabitants receive the rights and privileges of citizenship.
[Naturalization]

A common ancestor is the mutual ancestor of two or more persons.
[Basic Information]


June 26
Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium
Theme: "Nice, Naughty, and Notable: Colorado Springs at 150" Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections Dates: June 26, July 24, August 28   Marking the founding of Colorado Springs by General William Palmer on July 31, 1871.   For information on presentations, click here.
August 15
Immigration & Naturalization in Depth
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 3
Webtember
Free online genealogy webinars from Family Tree Webinars on Fridays in September. Will be recorded and all may be viewed for free through Sept. 30.   Register: https://familytreewebinars.com/webtember   Schedule Date Time (Eastern U.S.) Live/Pre-recorded Speaker Title Sep 3 10:00am Live Geoff Rasmussen FAN Club in Action: a Simple Case Study ...
September 4
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 ...