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. Visitors are welcome. 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!

September Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"Foibles of Findagrave.com"     



Speaker: Jim Williams

"Findagrave.com" is a useful resource for genealogists that lets users see grave markers on our computer screens that would be very difficult and expensive to see in person.  However, it is a public input site with no vetting of the information.  Don't let seemingly obvious assumptions lead you down the wrong path to someone else's family.  Come and let Jim explain the "Foibles of Findagrave.com!"


Wednesday,  September 14, 2016

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
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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 Free Workshops

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

Genealogy Level I
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 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
Genealogy Level III
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.

Member of
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts and Tips
Keep an alphabetical Surname List of ancestor surnames you are researching and take with you while researching.
[Basic Information]

Don't forget to cite your sources!
[Basic Information]

Genealogical citation is not always uniform. Elements include name of the person who created the document, date of the records, form used (county deed book, microfilm, etc.) and where the document can be found again.
[Evidence and Documentation]

August 30
Foreswearing All Other Allegiances: Naturalization in the United States from 1790 to the Present!
Presented by Marlene Baker, Archivist.
August 30
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again; A Workshop on Locating and Accessing Military Records!
This presentation will be about accessing military records held by the National Archives.  Presented by Cody White, Archivist.
August 31
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2016 Annual Genealogical Conference
Four days of conference, classes and seminars.  For more info: www.fgsconference.org
August 31
Using Bureau of Indian Affairs Records to Trace Your Native American Ancestry!
Presented by Eric Bittner, Archivist.