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 monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado. For additional monthly meeting information click "Programs" in the left navigation menu or call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2252. For more genealogy events throughout the state and our free classes, click on "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 member-only benefits listed on our Join the Society page. Come find your roots with us!

 



October Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

Brick Wall Breakthroughs and

New PPGS Website

PPGS will unveil its new website in October! We will have a 20-minute overview of the new website to introduce some of its features and show members how to interact with the site. We’ll also gather feedback from our members on how we can improve the site! 

Various PPGS members will give short presentations on their own genealogy breakthroughs and share strategies for getting beyond difficult barriers. Come gather tips and ideas for breaking through your own genealogical brick walls by hearing other PPGS members describe their techniques for success.

Wednesday,  October 8, 2014

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 Workshops

Reservations required for all workshops--please call (719) 531-6333, ext. 2253

Genealogy Level II
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 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, November 22, 2014, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., East Library Community Meeting Room
Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Genealogy Level I or permission of instructor
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
 
Classes are taught by J Richards, PPGS Education Chairman.
 


 
 
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Facts
Rhode Island conducted a state census in: 1774 (Colonial census), 1777 (Military census), 1782, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1905, 1915, 1925 and 1935.
[Census]
Use information passed down by word of mouth as a clue, not as a fact.
[Basic Information]

October 4
Rocky Mountain Genealogical Seminar
Speaker: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA   More information and registration: http://crcgs.org/rmgs/
October 8
PPGS New Website & Brick Wall Break-Throughs
We will have about a 20-minute overview of the new website to introduce it and show members how to interact with the site.  This will allow us to get feedback from our own members what we can do to improve the site!   Then, various PPGS members will give short ...
October 11
CCGS meeting
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies meeting will be hosted by the Aurora Genealogical Society. Speaker: Ron Myman, director of Colorado Office of Vital Statistics
October 25
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