Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
Welcome to the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. Our mission is to preserve family history by indexing records; support research with free classes, lectures, special interest groups, one-on-one help; and contribute to public genealogy causes. We focus on El Paso and Teller Counties, but we support genealogical research everywhere. 
 
PPLD Regional History & Genealogy at Penrose LIbrary: 20 N. Cascade, Colorado Springs, Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:30 - 5 p.m.; appointments not required. Great U.S. genealogy collection.
Key local resources:
Pikes Peak NewsFinder: index to newspapers and other local records
 

March 13 Meeting
via Zoom
 
Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants
 
 
by Michael Lacopo
 
If all you know from conventional records is “Germany” as a place of origin, then this lecture will help you mine other resources to locate where in Germany your ancestor came from. Learn some new tricks to help you pinpoint the place of origin of your German-speaking ancestor! 
 
Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a retired small-animal veterinarian and professional genealogist born and raised in northern Indiana. Researching since 1980, he has lectured internationally and written for numerous periodicals and journals. A self- described “all-American mutt,” his research skills cover a broad range, with specialties in German research, Mid-Atlantic American research, genetic genealogy, social history, and advanced problem solving.
 
Members: If you need the monthly meeting link, log in with your user name and password, then click on "Monthly Meeting Zoom Link," the second button under Member Log In. 
 
Guests are welcome to attend the meeting via Zoom. Please request an invitation from the PPGS President.
 
 
Wednesday, March 13
 
6:30 p.m., Mountain Time, Zoom hangout begins
 
7 p.m., Mountain Time, Meeting begins via Zoom
 
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month in The Venue, Library 21c, when PPGS can offer hybrid meetings (not yet). Guests are welcome. For more information, call PPLD, 719-531-6333, ext. 1252.
 
The Venue, Library 21c
1175 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
 

Sample PPGS Newsletter (PPGS members have access to newsletters in the Members Only section)

February 1
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) - 2024 Virtual, Weekly Courses
  SLIG weekly classes are being offered virtually in the Spring of 2024.   Registration: SLIG 2024 registration is open.   Course Information: Still wondering which course is right for you? View course outlines and videos for SLIG here: Utah Genealogical Association - Courses (ugagenealogy.org) including:   Bring 'Em Back to Life: Writing Our Ancestors' ...
March 9
Getting the Most Out of Find A Grave
  ALL TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME. THIS IS A ZOOM MEETING. Please set up your computer with the Zoom client app prior to the meeting, so that you are not delayed getting into the meeting. Set up is simple but is specific to the search engine you use - follow directions ...
March 10
WriteNow!
  This is a free genealogical writing group sponsored by the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS) - you do not have to be a CGS member to attend. However, PPGS does encourage you to become a member if you are finding that you are attending on a regular basis - support the ...
April 14
WriteNow!
  This is a free genealogical writing group sponsored by the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS) - you do not have to be a CGS member to attend. However, PPGS does encourage you to become a member if you are finding that you are attending on a regular basis - support the ...