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.
 
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder (index to newspapers and other local records)
 

 


 April 10, 2019 PPGS Meeting

 

German Research

 

by John Mears

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

6 p.m., GenMixer social hour

7:00 p.m., program begins

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. Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 531-6333 ext. 2252.
 
 
 



Upcoming Workshops
 
Vital Records in Depth
Vital Records in Depth, March 21, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 2-5 p.m., Aspen Room, Penrose Library. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
 
 
Science and Art of Source Citations
Science and Art of Source Citations, April 10, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 2-5 p.m., B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Transcribing, Abstracting, and Extracting
Transcribing, Abstracting, and Extracting, May 16, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Introduction to Genealogy
Introduction to Genealogy, May 25, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., East Annex room, East Library. Free and open to the public. Registration required: call 719-531-6333, ext. 2352.
Genealogical Proof Standard
Genealogical Proof Standard, June 12, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 10 a.m. - noon, B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
Immigration and Naturalization in Depth
Immigration and Naturalization in Depth, June 12, by Nancy Niles Wehner, CG, 1-5 p.m., B6, Library 21c. Free to PPGS members but can join at class. Registration required: e-mail instructor at ngwehner@gmail.com.
 
 

 
Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members can see all newsletters in the Members Only section)


Facts and Tips
A Gazetteer is a geographical dictionary.
[Definitions]

Because the study of our ancestors' lives provides us with a long-term view of humanity, it also reassures us, generation after generation, that people survive.
[Basic Information]

The use of the term Junior did not always mean the son of. Sometimes it identified the younger of two persons in a locality with the same name.
[Genealogy Trivia]


March 29
CGS Spring Seminar
Speaker: Paul Woodbury   Free DNA class on Friday, March 29; info to come Four lectures on Saturday, March 30 DNA Testing Plans Autosomal DNA Coverage Evaluating Shared DNA DNA Case Studies For information, see https://cogensoc.us/seminar.php
April 6
Genealogical Traps: Are You Sabotaging Your Family History?
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: 20 Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253.    Interpreting the information in records is not always as simple as it seems, and a mis-step can send your research down the garden path. This ...
April 6
Genealogical Traps - Are You Sabotaging Your Family History?
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: 20 Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253.    Interpreting the information in records is not always as simple as it seems, and a mis-step can send your research down the garden path. ...
April 8
Salt Lake City Research Trip
Research trip to the Family History Library, Salt Lake, sponsored by Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado. Deposit required by January 15.   For information, click here.