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!


January Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

Annual General Membership Meeting

          Speaker: Various Officer and Chair Positions

PPGS will have it's Annual General Membership Meeting!  This is where business get's conducted.  Various board members, position chairs, and officers will give their annual reports.  General business of the society is discussed, changes are made, and paperwork is finalized!


Annual Silent Book Auction

Following the Annual General Membership Meeting, the Society's Annual Silent Book Auction will commence.  This amazing event allows members to buy some great genealogical reference books, publications, and other material at amazingly low prices! Don't miss out!  Cash or checks only!

Wednesday,  January 14, 2015

7 p.m.
Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
(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, January 25, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Sunday, February 22, 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, March 29, 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 CCGS and FGS.

An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended. A descendant is a person who is descended from an ancestor. A relative is someone with whom you share a common ancestor but who is not in your direct line.
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January 13
Genealogy Roadshow premieres
Season 2 of television show Genealogy Roadshow premieres on PBS.
January 14
PPGS Annual General Membership Meeting & Silent Book Auction
Streamlined Annual Business Meeting,  then the Silent Auction will commence, allowing attendees to buy great genealogical reference books and magazines at reduced prices. This is a fund raiser for the PPGS book fund, which goes to adding more genealogical material to the PPLD genealogical collection.
January 25
Genealogy Level I
Area of focus: Getting started, standards and terminology, and census records. Reservations required; call 719-531-6333 ext. 2253. Free. Instructors: J Richards, PPGS Education Chairperson, and Andy Likins  
January 28
DNA Study Group
Learn about the brave new world of using DNA testing for doing genealogy. Free. Everyone welcome.   Leader Nicole Wing will be in the room by 5 p.m., so if you have individual questions, come and ask her. Contact Nicole for more information.   Now meets on the fourth Wednesday ...