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, the US, and the world, we focus on El Paso and Teller Counties.
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)


June 9 Meeting

PPGS meetings are held by Zoom; invitations are emailed to members. If you're a member and haven't received an invitation by the day before the meeting, please email us. If you're not a member and want to view this program with us, click here to email the president.


"Resources for Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestors Online"


by Elizabeth Swanay O'Neal


The War of 1812 may be a “forgotten war” for some, but many valuable genealogical resources were created as a result of this conflict. Could your ancestor have been involved in America’s second Revolutionary War? Find out which resources are available to bring your War of 1812 ancestor’s service to life.

Wednesday, June 9
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout begins

7 p.m., Meeting begins via Zoom

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, when the library is open to public meetings. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333, ext. 1252.

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

Facts and Tips
A widow's dower is her claim to a portion of her deceased husband's estate during her lifetime for her and her children's support.
[Probate Records]

Wars influenced migration patterns. Check military, pension and land-bounty grant records to see where a soldier was llving when the record was recorded.

The 1890 census was destroyed but many groups are now gathering other data to fill in this gap.

April 1
New England Regional Genealogical Conference 2021
For information and to register click here.   Our traditional conference is a three-day event. Our virtual event will have three Gathering Days with scheduled presentations and a live chat with our featured speakers. On these three days we will encourage social interaction between all attendees.  In addition to the ...
May 4
National Archives Genealogy Series
The National Archives offers a series of free webinars on YouTube. Watch live or recorded:   https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair
May 18
NGS 2021 Conference -- Virginia: Deep Roots of a Nation
From NGS: Due to ongoing mandates in Virginia in regards to COVID-19 and our concern for the well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff, NGS will no longer be able to host an in-person conference in Richmond, Virginia in May 2021.   Registration for the NGS 2021 Family History Conference ...
May 19
Introduction to Genealogy
  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 ...