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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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History Buffs: NO MEETING THIS MONTH

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive

NO MEETING THIS MONTH!

Genealogy Level I Workshop

When: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose AspenChildrens Rooms

Getting Started, Standards & Terminology, & Census Records

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 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, February 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Cracking the Code: DNA Testing Myths and Reality

When: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Join our special guest speaker, Dr. Greg Liverman, and learn how DNA testing can be used in your family history research. This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend!

Digging For Your Family Roots

When: Tuesday, February 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, February 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, February 08, 2017 - 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, February 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 Internet Database - FamilySearch

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Join us and discover your family history through the vast resources of the world’s largest genealogical library.

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

Local author and Interpretive Ranger at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Steve Adelson, will talk about his book, ‘Little Bighorn, Voices from a Distant Wind’, a compilation of bio-sketches on the primary characters of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The lives of George Armstrong Custer, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Reno, and others are profiled, revealing the events that shaped their lives before, during, and after the battle. Emotionally powerful, this book is the first to paint a picture of the epic fight through riveting lyrical revelations.

The provocative documentary ‘Contested Ground’ from award-winning filmmaker Chris Hoffert with music by award-winning composer Skyler O’Neal will be shown as well (50 min. not rated). After the film, there will be a Q&A and book signing.

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.

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.

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

Regional History and Genealogy Videos

So You Want to be a Genealogist...

Regional History Videos

Historical Videos