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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 - CANCELLED

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

Genealogy Lab: Put Your Family on the Map

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Rockrimmon Library - 832 Village Center Drive at Rockrimmon Meeting Room

Every genealogist knows some level of information about maps and geography. However, we often have vague ideas of where these places are located, but we don't know exactly where everything took place. Without this information we miss valuable clues for research and insight into our ancestors' everyday lives. In this class, we will outline a strategy for putting all of your research on a map and show you how you can use it to unlock all kinds of secrets about your family.

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

No 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

This group is not meeting this month. They will resume their regular schedule in January.

History Buffs: No Meeting This Month

When: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive

History Buffs are not meeting for the months of November and December. Meetings will resume in January.

Digging For Your Family Roots

When: Tuesday, January 03, 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, January 04, 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, January 04, 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, January 05, 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, January 11, 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, January 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Genealogy Study Hall

When: Tuesday, January 17, 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

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists

When: Wednesday, January 18, 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 Databases - Ancestry LE

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

New for the New Year! Join us to explore Ancestry LE database to start learning about your family history.

History Buffs

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

History Buffs

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

Genealogy on the Internet

When: Thursday, February 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, 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.

Regional History and Genealogy Videos

So You Want to be a Genealogist...

Regional History Videos

Historical Videos