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
New York State took a state census in the years: 1790 (Albany County), 1825, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925.

Strive to obtain primary sources for each event.
[Basic Information]

Starting in 1880, an Enumeration District consisted of not more than 4,000 persons assigned to one enumerator, or census taker.

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 22
Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium
Theme: "Nice, Naughty, and Notable: Colorado Springs at 150" Sponsor: Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections Dates: May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28   Marking the founding of Colorado Springs by General William Palmer on July 31, 1871.   More info to come.
July 17
2021 International German Genealogy Conference
Sponsor: International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP)   For info, see: https://playbacknow.regfox.com/iggp2021
July 25
Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR)
IGHR will be virtual in 2021. 13 courses will be offered. Go to IGHR – A Georgia Genealogical Society Institute (gagensociety.org) for details on registration and courses.   Registration opens: 6 March 2021