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:
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.