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)
 

 


February 10 Meeting

PPGS meetings are being 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.

  

"If These Walls Could Talk: House and Neighborhood Histories"

by Mary Kircher Roddy, CG

 
 
 
I don’t know of many genealogists who aren’t also historians. It’s in our natures to be curious of what went on before, to understand our family’s history. But it’s also interesting to learn more about that place where we spend our daily lives – our homes.  Who was here before me?  How might they have used this home?  What tales did they bring home from their work or school at the end of the day?  Who were their neighbors?  Has my house always looked this way?  Learning about your house and neighborhood can increase your sense of place and help you to connect on a deeper level with that place you call “home.”
 
Mary Kircher Roddy, CG®, is a Certified Public Accountant in Seattle. She tackles genealogy research and education in the same logical way she’d approach an accounting problem.  She has lectured internationally and written for numerous genealogical publications. She currently serves as APG Treasurer. Reach Mary at mroddyn3@msn.com and read her blog, Searching for Stories, at mkrgenealogy.com/searching-for-stories-blog
 
 
 
Wednesday, February 10
 
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.
 
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Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters since 1980 in the Members Only section)


Facts and Tips
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]

In the Virginia Militia, a Company was suppose to consist of 40 to 64 men, who mustered 56 times a year for drill and training.
[Military]

Wisconsin was carved from Michigan Territory. If you are searching early Wisconsin areas, don't forget to search in Michigan.
[Land Records]


January 10
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
SLIG 2021 will be virtual. Three different weeks of classes will be available. Courses are 6 full days and may include homework. SLIG Week 1: 10 through 15 January 2021 – 7 courses from which to choose SLIG Extended: 19 and 21 January 2021 – Technology and Professional classes and ...
January 23
Introduction to Genealogy
  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 ...
January 30
Census Records in Depth
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 ...
January 30
Census Records in Depth
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 ...