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!
 


May Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Sources for Obituaries"

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Nancy Oleksy

Obituaries continue to be one of the best sources of information for the genealogist.  Nancy will give us a presentation on the history of obituaries, when they were started, who they were written for, how information in them has changed over time, how technology has  changed obituaries, and what sources are currently available to find obituaries.  This presentation will open your mind on when and where to look for obituaries and if an obituary was even printed for your ancestor!  Come and let Nancy provide you with a new and fresh look at obituaries!

 

Wednesday,  May 13, 2015

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
 
View Live Broadcast Here  
(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
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 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, June 27, 2015, 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, September 27, 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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Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts
In the Virginia Militia, each private was required to have a rifle or musket, a pound of lead and half a pound of powder.
[Military]
Starting in 1880, an Enumeration District consisted of not more than 4,000 persons assigned to one enumerator, or census taker.
[Census]

May 13
National Genealogical Society Conference 2015
"Crossroad of America"   For more information
May 21
DNA Study Group
   
May 30
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  
June 6
Regional History Symposium
Military Matters: Defense, Development, & Dissent in the Pikes Peak Region Free boxed lunch provided. Click for more information and to register.