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!
 


September Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Presents

"Military Records"

 

    

 

Speaker: Dan Quillen

Military records continue to be a great source for tracing your ancestors' roots. Military records can provide genealogical researchers with a surprising amount of genealogical information on their ancestors--the miltary men as well as their families. Dan Quillen will give you a tour of some of the genealogical information that can be found in a variety of military records, spanning from the beginning of our country through the modern day!

 
 
 

Wednesday,  September 9, 2015

7 p.m.

Penrose Library
20 N. Cascade Ave.
 
View Live and Archived Broadcasts 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 I
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 1 - 5 p.m., Penrose Library Adult Meeting Room
Getting Started, Standards & Terminology and Census Records
Prerequisite: None
Genealogy Level II
Sunday, October 25, 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, November 22, 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
Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies

Facts
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]
When you begin your genealogy research, focus on one or two families so you do not become overwhelmed. The other families will be there when you are ready for them.
[Basic Information]

September 12
Fall Kickoff, Colorado Chapter, Palatines to America
Tips on beginning German genealogical research.  
September 17
DNA Study Group
Third Thursday. Come as early as 5 p.m. to ask group coordinator Nicole Wing questions.
September 21
Genealogy Workshop
"Introduction to Genealogy: Using Federal Records to Find Your Family History."  This will be presented by Archives Technician Ed Wilson.
September 21
Genealogy Workshop
"Anchors Aweigh! An Introduction to Immigration and Passenger Lists at the National Archives.  Presented by Archivist Marlene Baker.