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!
 


June Meeting

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

Presents

"Finding Grandma!"     

               

Speaker: Ed Storey

Ever tried tracing your female ancestor line?  Lots of fun right!  Brickwall after roadblock after brickwall?  Maternal ancestral lines can be quite challenging with naming conventions, nicknames, family names, and married names!  In this program Ed will explore how to find female ancestors!  We will go through sources and difficulties of finding the right one.  There will be several examples of where to find names, as well as where extra care is needed.  Ed will focus his presentation on English-speaking areas but the techniques can be used elsewhere!  Come and let Ed share with you how you can get to the bottom of your female anestors!

 

Wednesday,  June 8, 2016

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
 
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(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 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.
 


 
 
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Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts and Tips
Look for name variations. Check variant spellings. Phonetics and imagination were often used.
[Basic Information]

Bounty Land is public land given by the government to induce young men to join the military. Applicable for soldiers prior to the Civil War.
[Land Records]

Make a list of all your living relatives when starting your genealogy research. Interview every one of them.
[Basic Information]


June 16
DNA Group: Autosomal DNA Analysis
Subject: Autosomal DNA analysis by Greg Liverman. Take a look at the tools available at Ancestry DNA, FamilyTreeDNA., and 23andMe for understanding your autosomal DNA results.   Free; all welcome.   Nicole Wing will be in the room at 5 p.m. to answer individual questions.
June 18
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 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.