Pikes Peak Genealogical Society
Founded in 1980, the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and education for people interested in family history and preserving regional genealogical research materials. Specifically, the objectives of the society (with some of our projects outlined) are:
To promote interest in genealogy.
To encourage and instruct members in genealogical research, maintaining high-quality genealogical standards. Guest speakers appear at our monthly meetings to discuss all aspects of this research. Periodic free workshops, open to the public, are also held that cover beginning and advanced family history research strategies.
To locate, preserve, and index public and private genealogical records and make such records available to members and the general public. Under this objective, an index to the Gazette's death and obituary notices is being produced.
To publish genealogical and historical information in a regular newsletter and any other publications as directed by the membership. Our largest volunteer project over the past years has been our El Paso County Cemetery Project. As a result, numerous cemeteries in the county have been documented by recording the tombstone scriptions and sexton records. Nine books have been published by the PPGS under this project and much of the information is now available on the Internet under USGenWeb's Tombstone Project.
To assist and support the Local History/Genealogy Division of the Pikes Peak Library District and any other genealogical facility open to the public.
To keep the membership informed about the status of government action affecting access to and preservation of genealogical records.
PPGS meets at Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public.
The society's mailing address is PPGS, P.O. Box 1262, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.
The society offers up to two hours of research in local resources and suggests a $10 per hour donation for the research. Donations go to the society's book fund, which adds additional research material to Penrose Public Library Special Collections. Additionally, the society can provide a list of local researchers if additional research is required.
The society's Web site is located at http://ppgs.org
PPGS membership brochure