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.
Cousin Chart: What's a first cousin, once removed? 
Join PPGS with this Application Form.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)


November 11 Meeting

Thanks to COVID-19, PPGS meetings are being 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 webmaster@ppgs.org. If you're not a member and want to view this program with us, email president@ppgs.org.


"A Legacy of Honor for Military Ancestors"




Wednesday, November 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, 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
The Internet is not the be all - end all of genealogy. It is just ONE of the tools in the genealogy toolbox.

The details from a source are the skeleton of our family tree.

Keep an alphabetical Surname List of ancestor surnames you are researching and take with you while researching.
[Basic Information]

October 25
2020 MyHeritage LIVE
For info: https://live2020.myheritage.com/   This is the third annual user's conference, which has great instruction on genealogy, not just MyHeritage products. They record many presentations, which can be viewed live or archived, if you can't make it to Israel.
January 10
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
SLIG 2021 will be virtual. Three different weeks of classes will be available. Courses are 6 full days and may include homework. SLIG Week 1: 10 through 15 January 2021 – 7 courses from which to choose SLIG Extended: 19 and 21 January 2021 – Technology and Professional classes and ...
February 25
RootsTech 2021
Free. To register and for more info, see www.rootstech.org
February 25
RootsTech 2021 -- Free
The 2021 RootsTech conference will be held online for free to all. Register here.