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!
 


February Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

" OneNote for the Genealogist"     

               

Speaker: Carol Swensen

Do you have MS-OneNote installed as part of a MS-Office software suite?  Ever wondered what it is?  Many genealogists are using OneNote as a research assistant tool when they are away conducting research on their family history.  When they return to home station they then can transfer this information to their personal genealogy software program.  Some genealogists are using MS-OneNote as their genealogy program.  The ease of use of the program, coupled with its many features for capturing data and capturing sources have made it very popular within the genealogical community.  Come and here Carol’s presentation on using “OneNote” for your genealogical endeavors!

Wednesday,  February 10, 2016

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
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Saturday, February 27, 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, March 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.
 


 
 
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Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts and Tips
Organize! Organize! Organize! You should be able to find information quickly. If your system doesn't work, change it ASAP!
[Basic Information]

Final papers are the Petition for Citizenship with supporting affidavits filed by an alien in court.
[Naturalization]

The 1890 census was destroyed but many groups are now gathering other data to fill in this gap.
[Census]


February 3
RootsTech Annual Genealogical Conference
Four days of lectures and special events.  For more info: http://rootstech.org
February 10
OneNote for the Genealogist
by Carol Swensen   How to use Microsoft OneNote as a research assistant when conducting genealogical research.
February 18
DNA Study Group
Third Thursday. Have you recently done a DNA test and need to learn to understand what it means and what you can do with it? Come as early as 5 p.m. to ask group coordinator Nicole Wing questions.
February 27
Genealogy Level II
Area of focus: Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson