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!

July Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society


"Using Early American Records to Tell the Story of a Pioneer!"     


Speaker: Diane Barbour

Using the life of Amasa Delano Sproat, Diane will explore records that are available during the time period before 1850 and the every name census.  Usually a difficult period for genealogy research.  She will cover what records are available and how to obtain them.  This presentation will be of great help that covers all early american research!  This information is applicable to all levels of genealogists!  Come and let Diane teach you about these early american records!



Wednesday,  July 13, 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
Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Aspen 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
A Fact is something known to exist, be true, or have happened.
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Start with what is known. Always work from the known facts to the unknown.
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Want to learn how to organize your genealogy records? How to create a timeline for your ancestors using Excel? Or how to use Online Polish Records? Check out the hundreds of fantastic free Learning Videos available at FamilySearch.org.
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June 25
DNA: Health and Genealogy
by Greg Liverman Overview of DNA tests How it can aid in a healthy life Stories and case studies. Learn how to research. Sponsored by Pikes Peak Library District
June 26
Genealogy Level III
Area of focus: Military, Land and Court Records. Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructor: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson.
July 21
DNA Study Group
No DNA study group meeting in July.  
August 31
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2016 Annual Genealogical Conference
Four days of conference, classes and seminars.  For more info: www.fgsconference.org