Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
An Invitation to Anyone with Ancestors!
Welcome to the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. We are located in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, at the foot of beautiful Pikes Peak. 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 have a special focus on El Paso and Teller counties including the towns of Manitou Springs, Fountain, Monument, Calhan, Peyton, Yoder, and other rural communities.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. For monthly meeting information see Programs or call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2252. For more genealogy events throughout the state and our free classes, see Calendar of Events. For help with your research, including our one-on-one GenMentor assistance, select GenMentors or Research Help.
Members of our society receive additional members-only benefits listed at Join PPGS. Come find your roots with us!


March Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection"







Speaker: Mary McMarthy

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) has been named one of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2014 by "Family Tree Magazine."  Many people use CHNC for genealogy research, so this seems like a good time to learn about it.  Mary will tell us about the many wonders of the CHNC and how we can access this wonderful genealogy tool.


Wednesday,  March 11, 2015

7 p.m.
Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
View Live Broadcast Here  
(Archived programs may not be available after 30 days)
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the 1905 Carnegie Reading Room at the Penrose Public Library. Programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 531-6333 ext. 2252.


Upcoming Workshops

Reservations required for all workshops--please call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2253

Genealogy Level III
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level I
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.

Member of CCGS and FGS.

The Family Group Sheet identifies a couple and their children.
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Not all information is available online. You will have to get out of your chair and step away from your computer to track down documents that have not yet been digitized.
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March 8
WDYTY? Season Premiere
New season of TV show Who Do You Think You Are? premieres on TLC March 8.  
March 21
Colorado Genealogical Society 2015 Seminar
Speaker: Cyndi Ingle, creator and owner of popular website Cyndislist.com.   For more information, see www.cogensoc.us.  
March 25
DNA Study Group
Learn more about using DNA for genealogy.   Leader Nicole Wing will be in the room by 5 p.m., so if you have individual questions, come and ask her. Contact Nicole for more information.   Now meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  Free. Everyone welcome. Attendance has been ...
March 29
Genealogy Level III
Area of focus: Military, Land and Court Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson.