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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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Genealogy Study Hall

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 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

History Buffs

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

History Buffs

Genealogy Level II Workshop

When: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose AspenChildrens Rooms

Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Newspapers and Immigration Records
Prerequisite: Level I Genealogy

Local Author Event and Book Signing: Steve Adelson

When: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Venue

This presentation will examine the Battle of the Little Bighorn, a story that still haunts the American conscience even today. We will discuss the characters and events that shaped this epic confrontation that culminated on a dusty Montana hillside identified later to be remembered as "Custer's Last Stand".

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at F1

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 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, March 02, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Learn more about your family history and genealogy using free online websites.

Legendary Ladies

When: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

The Penrose Library is pleased to welcome back the cast of the Legendary Ladies! Join us as we learn about Colorado History and the women who helped shape the West. Program will be followed by a Q&A session with the cast.

No registration is required for this free event.

Digging For Your Family Roots

When: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 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 Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Beginning Ancestry.com

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Ruth Holley Library - 685 North Murray Blvd. at Ruth Holley Meeting Room

Learn how to use Ancestry.com, the leading genealogy website, free at the Library, to discover more about your family history. Registration required.

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 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 Study Hall

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 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

History Buffs

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

History Buffs

Tentative Special Collections Book Release

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Tentative Special Collections Book Release

Tentative Special Collections Book Release

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Aspen/Pine Room

Tentative Special Collections Book Release

Genealogy Level III Workshop

When: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose AspenChildrens Rooms

Military, Land and Court Records
Prerequisite: Level I Genealogy

Genealogy 101

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Come join us and learn the basics of researching your family history.

Digging For Your Family Roots

When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 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, April 05, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at F1

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 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, April 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Learn more about your family history and genealogy using free online websites.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Regional History and Genealogy Videos

So You Want to be a Genealogist...

Regional History Videos

Historical Videos