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!


February Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Finding Maps on the Internet"


Speaker: Dr. Ted Bainbridge

The possibilities are almost unlimited!  Deciding what kind of map you want.  How to find old and modern maps on the Internet for FREE!  Examples of real research questions, what kinds of maps were hunted, how they were found, and how those maps helped answer those questions.  Dr. Bainbridge will discuss how you can make your own maps.  He has detailed handouts, and live links to many of the neatest websites for finding maps on the Internet.


Wednesday,  February 11, 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 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
Genealogy Level I
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 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 CCGS and FGS.

Obituaries--don't limit your scope of your research to just the deceased. You may find a relative in the list of survivors or predeceased ... or pallbearers. These clues help place your relatives at a specific place and a specific time in many cases!
[Basic Information]
Decedent refers to the deceased person.
[Probate Records]

January 29
PPLD Genealogy Class "Ancestry - Library Edition Basics"
Free but reservations are required!  Please call 531-6333 x2250.
February 3
PPLD Genealogy Class - "Digging for Your Family Roots"
Monthly meeting for those searching for their family history.
February 5
PPLD Genealogy Class - Using Internet Resources
Fountain Genealogy Group meets to learn and discuss family history.
February 11
FGS Conference / RootsTech 2015
The Federation of Genealogical Societies and RootsTech are teaming up for a one-time special genealogy event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, February 11–14, 2015. FGS and RootsTech will share the expo hall, general sessions, activities, and more while each conference offers their own program of sessions. FGS sessions will ...