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.
 
Join PPGS with this Application Form.
 
 
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

 


Because of the coronavirus, PPGS monthly meetings, study groups, and other meetings will not be held in person until the library is open. You'll be informed of public meetings by Zoom.

 

June 10, 2020 Meeting

Because the library is not open to public meetings, this PPGS meeting will be held by Zoom; invitations will be emailed to members. If you're not a PPGS member and want to see this program, please email the president at president@ppgs.org. You can also call in to the meeting. 48 attended the May meeting by Zoom.

 

"Rescuing Orphaned Items: Save and Share eBay, Etsy, and Flea Market Finds"

 

 
by Thomas MacEntee
 

Ever wonder how family heirlooms such as photos, certificates, letters, diaries and more end up at a garage sale or flea market? Have you located items online at ebay, Etsy, and other sites and wished you could reunite them with family descendants? Learn the best ways to locate orphaned family history items and how to make sure they endure as heirlooms.

 

Wednesday, June 10
 
6:30 p.m., Zoom hangout will begin

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. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333, ext. 1252. [Currently closed.]
 
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Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)


Facts and Tips
Obituaries may name children and siblings of the deceased.
[Basic Information]

In Land Deeds, check to see if buyer and/or seller is from the same area where the land is being sold.
[Land Records]

Information from Internet on-line services may be passed on in good faith, but does not mean it is correct. Look for sources and documentation, and then check them.
[Internet]


June 6
CANCELED: Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium
Topic: "Iron Rails, Wagon Trails, and Snail Mail"   See: RegionalHistorySeries.org
June 21
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2020
GRIP web site: https://www.gripitt.org/   GRIP will be held at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for three different weeks: Sunday, June 21 to Friday, June 26, 2020 Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10, 2020 Sunday, July 19 to Friday, July 24, 2020 June21 - June 26 Courses Practical Genetic Genealogy with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., ...
July 6
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2020
GRIP web site: https://www.gripitt.org/ GRIP will be held at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for three different weeks: Sunday, June 21 to Friday, June 26, 2020 Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10, 2020 Sunday, July 19 to Friday, July 24, 2020 July 6 - July 10 offerings Advanced DNA Evidence with Blaine Bettinger, ...
July 19
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) 2020
GRIP web site: https://www.gripitt.org/ GRIP will be held at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for three different weeks: Sunday, June 21 to Friday, June 26, 2020 Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10, 2020 Sunday, July 19 to Friday, July 24, 2020 July 19 - July 24 offerings Digging Deeper: Records, Tools, and Skills with Paula ...