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)


November 13, 2019 PPGS Meeting


How to Reopen and Work a
Genealogical Cold Case
by Lisa Louise Cooke
Become a genealogical detective in this vital session. You’ll learn to track ancestors like a criminal cold case detective, sniffing out holes in your research and getting missing information on the record with cutting-edge technology.
We're excited to have internationally recognized genealogical speaker Lisa Louise Cooke join us live via streaming technology. She can answer your questions after the presentation. Lisa is CEO of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy education company featuring The Genealogy Gems Podcast, available at in iTunes, and the Genealogy Gems app. Her books include Mobile Genealogy, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox Second Edition, How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers, and she has published 100+ videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel. She also produces The Family Tree Magazine Podcast, regularly writes for the magazine, and teaches for Family Tree University.
Wednesday, November 13, 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 usually 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 can see all newsletters in the Members Only section)

Facts and Tips
Write down your sources of information. Who/what told you? This is documentation. From this, you will be able to find the source again, if you need to do so.
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Don't wait around for databases to be added to your favorite genealogy sites. Volunteer to index records at websites like FamilySearch.org or Ancestry World Archives Project.
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In the Virginia Militia, each private was required to have a rifle or musket, a pound of lead and half a pound of powder.

October 19
Black History Museum Open House
The African American Historical & Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs   Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the AAHGSCS Black History Museum with a   Black History Museum Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1620 W. Bijou, Colorado Springs.   Also:   6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Music, Food, and ...
October 24
Peopling Colonial New England: 1620-1787
REPEAT CLASS: This is a repeat of John's class given in February. Instructor: John Putnam Recommended Minimum Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Class Size: 16 Restrictions: Open to PPGS members only Reservations: Required, e-mail instructor at jeputnam@aol.com   From several small coastal settlements in the early 17th century, the early settlers and ...
October 26
"Each One ... Teach One" Heritage Festival, Black Genealogy Search Group
Speaker: Angela Walton-Raji, nationally known genealogist, African Roots podcaster, author and founding member of AfriGeneas.com   Presenting topics on the African-American Great Migration and Unique African-American Collections in Large Databases   Free, sponsored by Black Genealogy Search Group, Denver   Contact: Janet K. Taylor, 303-355-3764
October 26
Family History Center Resources
Speaker: Vint Atkinson   The Colorado Springs North Family History Center has recently received new computers with increased abilities to help your family history research. This workshop will demonstrate these new computer resources and others the center has to assist your research. Come enjoy.   Register here; free class. ...