Pikes Peak Genealogical Society

PPGS Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

PPGS special interest groups (SIGs) are open to PPGS members; guests are welcome to attend a few meetings. If you plan to attend regularly, you must join PPGS. All are currently meeting by Zoom.
 
Point of contact for special interest groups: Jan Myers.
 
New! German and Central European SIG
This group was formed by John Putnam for the Village Cooperative of Briargate Genealogy Group, and John is inviting PPGS members to be involved too. As such, it it not a PPGS SIG, and membership is not required to join.  
Facilitator: John Putnam
 
DNA SIG
Meets 7 p.m., third Thursdays, via Zoom. Contact Susan Davis to receive link to meeting. Guests are welcome to attend a few meetings; if you plan to attend regularly, join the society. It will be worth it! The group typically has 15 to 20 attendees who use direct-to-consumer (DTC) DNA tests as genealogy research tools. All skill levels are welcome. Members can see an introductory DNA lecture by Greg Liverman on the Speaker Videos page under Member Log In.
 
Contact: Susan Davis 
  • Jan. 20, 2022: planning meeting for 2022 topics. What would you like to learn or share?
Colonial America Brick Wall SIG
Meets third Monday at 4 p.m. via Zoom.
Facilitator: John Putnam
 
Virtual English Genealogy SIG
Meets bimonthly via Zoom. 
Facilitator: John Putnam
 
The Write Stuff (Genealogical Writing SIG)
Meets via Zoom, 7 p.m., third Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, November.
Facilitator: Nancy Wehner, CG
 
Canada/French Canada SIG: On Hold
Facilitator: Elaine Fraser
 
Elaine is asking anyone interested in this group, which hasn't met yet, to sendher the surames, provinces, places withing provinces, and websites you've been using. She'll compile this, then send it out to the group as a starting point when it can meet.
 
The objectives of the group are to learn about the history and borders of the countries in an effort to locate research records, how to read official records, provide help in online searches, translation of records, and study of methods to break brick walls. There is even a rumor of attending an Oktoberfest--strictly as an informational exercise, of course! Several speakers have been lined up to assist the group in their search efforts.