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!

October Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Family Skeletons"




Speaker: Various PPGS Members


October is Family History Month!  In honor of this, and remembering that Halloween is just around the corner, several PPGS Members will talk about some of their "Family Skeletons!"  This is an opportunity for society members to showcase some of their own family history research and discoveries they have made about their ancestors.  We all have skeletons lurking in our family closets, and sometimes their stories are the most interesting ones.  Let's rattle some ancestral bones!


Wednesday,  October 14, 2015

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
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(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 Free Workshops

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

Genealogy Level I: Introduction to Genealogy at UCCS
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kraemer Family Library, UCCS
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records; please click here for required registration
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
Genealogy Level I
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.

Member of
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts and Tips
A Bounty Land Warrant is a gift of bounty land due to a person entitled by military service.
[Land Records]

Undocumented genealogy is mythology. Remember to document everything you find on your ancestors.
[Evidence and Documentation]

California conducted a state-wide census in 1852, but it is highly damaged.

October 10
Introduction to Genealogy Workshop
Free genealogy class, open to the public. Free parking on Saturdays. Taught by J Richards and Andy Likins of PPGS.   (Class will cover what is taught by PPGS at Level I; hosted by University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to mark Family History Month. It's a prerequisite for Levels ...
October 12
Book Selection Committee
Available to spend: $723 General Book Fund $375 PPCG fund for CDs, electronic media
October 15
DNA Study Group
Third Thursday. Come as early as 5 p.m. to ask group coordinator Nicole Wing questions.   No DNA study group meeting in November or December.
October 16
Family Discovery Days (Free)
Click here to register for any of these free live classes taught at the Colorado North LDS Church, 8710 Lexington Dr., Colorado Springs, CO, October 16 and 17.   Friday 6 p.m.    Welcome   Friday, 6:40 p.m.         Family History Discovery Center Services Tree Connect & FamilySearch Sourcing ...