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!

August Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Castle Garden and Ellis Island: Immigration Depots in New York"




Speaker: Carol Cooke Darrow

The immigrant experience was never an easy one.  Most Americans are aware of the role of Ellis Island (1891 - 1924) in processing nearly 12 million immigrants who came to the United States after 1890.  But few are aware of the earlier New York immigrant depot, Castle Garden (1855 - 1890), which offered "refuge for the emigrant from all lands."  More than eight million immigrants were processed at Castle Garden during its 35-year existence.  Come hear about two of the most important immigration centers in United States history.

Wednesday,  August 12, 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.

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Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

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July 31
Colorado Scottish Festival & Rocky Mountain Highland Games
Come enjoy the festival and participate in the Highland Games!  For more info: www.scottishgames.org
August 4
Digging for your Roots
Monthly meeting for those researching their family history.  For more info: Rhonda Curtis, 260-3651.
August 6
Fountain Genealogy Group "Using Internet Resources"
Meets the first Thursday of every month.
August 8
Pueblo Genealogy Conference
Carol Cooke Darrow, CG, speaker $15