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)
 

 


May 12 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, email the president.

  

Skills Night: Virtual Edition

We won't be moving around to different tables and rooms, but we will have a variety of short presentations on genealogy-related skills. 

  • Linda Pearce: Homestead locations using Google Earth or maps (20 minutes)
  • Jim Williams: Timelines -- Jim Style (20 minutes)
  • Elaine Fraser: What to Search for on Ebay (5 minutes)
  • John Putnam: Excel for Research and Analytics (20 minutes)
  • Hillary Mannion: Resources at the Pioneer’s Museum
  • Time for Q&A  
 
Wednesday, May 12
 
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 secondary source may be material copied or compiled from other sources or written at a later date from memory.
[Definitions]

When the head of the household is no longer listed, don't assume he/she is dead. The person could be living with one of the children.
[Census]

Early roadways were established following Indian paths or trade routes.
[History]


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 ...
April 23
CGS Spring Seminar: Crista Cowan, FREE
The Colorado Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that Crista Cowan, the Barefoot Genealogist, has accepted our invitation be our 2021 Spring seminar speaker.   Information about Crista is below. We will announce Crista's topics soon. The seminar will be free but registration will be required. Registration will begin ...
May 8
The Art and Science of Source Citations
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 ...
May 8
The Art and Science of Source CItations
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.   Instructor: Nancy Niles ...