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Regional History and Genealogy

Regional History and Genealogy - PPLD's Special Collections
Regional history and genealogy collections at Pikes Peak Library District are held by Special Collections in the 1905 Carnegie Library. The Regional History collection includes books, maps, manuscripts and archives, photographs, oral histories, films and videos, government documents, pamphlets, periodicals, and other materials related to the history of the Pikes Peak region. The Genealogy collection contains extensive family history research materials, covering the entire United States from Colonial times to the present, including books, periodicals, and access to major genealogical databases.

 


Regional History and Genealogy Resources

Reading Lists

Regional History and Genealogy Programs and Classes

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Digging for Your Family Roots

When: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Monthly meeting for those researching their family history.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Legacy Family Tree Software user's group

When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at E1

Legacy Family Tree Software user's group

Genealogy on the Internet

When: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Topic varies monthly, with some guest speakers and field trips. Learn how free internet databases can aid you in your research of family history.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

“If I Could Just Talk With _____”
Speaker: Members Speak
Several members take 5-10 minutes to tell us about the one ancestor they would most like to interview.
• Whom would you interview?
• Why did you choose this ancestor?
• When did they live?
• Where did they live?
• How did they live?
• What would you ask them?

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Genealogy Level II Workshop

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Genealogy Level II Workshop: Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Level I Genealogy or instructor permission

Genealogy Study Hall

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Join us for an opportunity to have uninterrupted time to dig into your genealogy research using our free Wi-Fi and website resources. There will be a short learning moment as staff member Susie Wickman presents a fact or website. If you have questions or road blocks to put before the group, this is an opportunity to get some input. Other than that, research to your heart's content.

Be sure to bring your laptop and current research-in-progress!

Databases available at this branch:
19th Century Newspapers
Newspaper Archive
Ancestry Library Edition
Digital Photograph Archives
Family Search
Heritage Quest
Pikes Peak NewsFinder

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Everyone is welcome! Contact this group through the link below to find out more. Visit as a guest for free. Members pay annual dues.

History Buffs

When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

Meet with other history buffs to discuss any topic in history. 2016 discussion topic is the Revolutionary War.

Digging for Your Family Roots

When: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Monthly meeting for those researching their family history.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Genealogy on the Internet

When: Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Topic varies monthly, with some guest speakers and field trips. Learn how free internet databases can aid you in your research of family history.

Community Family History Fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

When: Saturday, November 05, 2016 - All Day
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Venue

Details coming soon!

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

The History of Ivywild and Bristol Brewery

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Cheyenne Mountain Library - 1785 S. 8th Street Suite 100 at Cheyenne Meeting Room

In 1994, Mike and Amanda Bristol settled comfortably in the lap of Pikes Peak and began hand-brewing ales for the people of Colorado Springs. Today, the place where Bristol is located has an interesting history in its own right. Learn about the growth of the Ivywild community, a hundred-year old school, and the brewery that calls it all home.

Registration required.

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Everyone is welcome! Contact this group through the link below to find out more. Visit as a guest for free. Members pay annual dues.

Genealogy Level III Workshop

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Genealogy Level III Workshop: Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Level I Genealogy or instructor permission

History Buffs

When: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

Meet with other history buffs to discuss any topic in history. 2016 discussion topic is the Revolutionary War.

Digging for Your Family Roots

When: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Monthly meeting for those researching their family history.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Holiday Party

Speaker: None

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists

When: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Everyone is welcome! Contact this group through the link below to find out more. Visit as a guest for free. Members pay annual dues.

Regional History and Genealogy Videos

So You Want to be a Genealogist...

Regional History Videos

Historical Videos