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)


December 11, 2019 PPGS Meeting

PPGS Holiday Party

Please bring a dish to share for this annual holiday potluck--main dishes, vegetables, salads, desserts, your choice. Lots of great door prizes will be on hand, including genealogy software, DNA kits, and more. If you've renewed your membership for 2020, you'll receive five extra tickets for the drawings. (You can renew at the party. To help the membership vice president, you will be asked to fill out a renewal form. To get it done before the party, you may print renewal form here.)
The local Strings 'N Things dulcimer group will perform from 6 to 6:30, then join us for the potluck. Big thanks to Linda Pearce for arranging this musical treat.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6 p.m., Food delivery begins

6:30 p.m., Dinner begins, followed by party and prizes

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.

Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)

Facts and Tips
A genealogy class a day keeps the brick walls away.
[Basic Information]

Look for genealogy and history materials at scholar.google.com.

The most important type of land record is a deed. The deed is a document conveying title of property from one party to another.
[Land Records]

January 4
Genealogical Traps: Are You Sabotaging Your Family History?
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 16 Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253 or to register online go to https://ppld.librarymarket.com/genealogical-traps-are-you-sabotaging-your-family-history-1   Interpreting the information in records is not always as simple as it seems, and a mis-step ...
January 12
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2020
For Info: https://slig.ugagenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=524; Hotel and course registration opens: 13 July, 2019 at 9:00 am MDT
January 23
The Oregon & California Trails
Instructor: Terry Sunderlin Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 16 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only. For membership information, see the Join PPGS tab in the menu to the left at http://ppgs.org. Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at sunderlint@hotmail.com   This presentation primarily is centered on the Oregon Trail & the California Trail.  A ...
February 1
Introduction to Genealogy
Instructor: Nancy Niles Wehner, CG Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Beginner Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 60 Restrictions: None. Open to the public. Reservations: Required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253 or to register online go to https://ppld.librarymarket.com/introduction-genealogy-finding-your-family-0 Additional: Bring snacks and/or a lunch, as we will not be taking a break long enough ...