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!

July Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Dating & Identifying Heritage Photos"




Speaker: Pat Roberts

Dating and identifying heritage photographs presents a real problem for most genealogists.  However, knowing the dates of photographs can help you fill in valuable information about your family.  What are some of the clues you can use to determine the approximate time period when photographs of your relatives may have been taken?  What clues can help you identify individuals in the photographs?  Pat Roberts will provide valuable information, tips and techniques for dating and identifying your photographs!

Wednesday,  July 8, 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 I
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
Genealogy Level III
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Adult 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

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July 1
9 Great Migration databases free
For Fourth of July, NEHGS offers free access to nine Great Migration databases with info on some of the first immigrants to New England: http://www.americanancestors.org/specials/fourth-of-july    
July 10
Colorado Irish Festival
Gaelic Sports, Irish Step Dancing, Music.  For more info: www.coloradoirishfestival.org/Home.html
July 15
Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists
Please bring a lunch.  For more info: Helen Robinson www.lhbgrl@comcast.net
July 16
DNA Study Group
Come as early as 5 p.m. to ask group coordinator Nicole Wing questions.