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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, August 02, 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, August 03, 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 - Open Lab, No Instructor

When: Thursday, August 04, 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, August 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

“Migrations and Exoduses: Why People Move”
Speaker: Larry Dodge

The reason people move is often complex, but people often feel the need to move but need a "push." Often the final impetus will move groups of people over time. We will look at the events that cause people to leave home, family, and comfortable surroundings to venture into an all new experience. We may also delve into the other things that get the idea into their heads in the first place.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Walking Tour of Historic Old Colorado City

When: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Join library staff for a free 45 minute walking tour of historic Old Colorado City. No registration necessary, but groups should call ahead. Please come prepared for weather--sunny or cool accordingly. In case of rain, a slideshow will be presented in the library meeting room. Contact David if you have questions.

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists

When: Wednesday, August 17, 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, August 24, 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.

Tutoring

When: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Study Room

Tutoring

Genealogy on the Internet

When: Thursday, September 01, 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.

Digging for Your Family Roots

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

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Walking Tour of Historic Old Colorado City

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Join library staff for a free 45 minute walking tour of historic Old Colorado City. No registration necessary, but groups should call ahead. Please come prepared for weather--sunny or cool accordingly. In case of rain, a slideshow will be presented in the library meeting room. Contact David if you have questions.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, September 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 Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, September 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

Genealogy Level I Workshop

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community Meeting Room

Genealogy Level I Workshop: Getting Started, Standards & Terminology, & Census Records

The Mineral Springs & Geology of Manitou

When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave

Dave Wolverton, former president of the Mineral Springs Foundation and geologist will talk about the mineral springs and the geology of Manitou Springs. He will tell us about efforts to preserve, protect and promote the mineral springs and our special geology that formed the springs.

Pikes Peak Computer Genealogists

When: Wednesday, September 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.

The CCC Biys of Colorado presented by Bill Jamerson

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave

A music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps presented by author and songwriter, Bill Jamerson. The CCC was a federal works program in 1933-1937 that brought 57,000, men ages 17-25 to Colorado. They built lived in our area and built roads to Williams Canyon, Mt. Herman and Woodland Park. They planted trees, restored water and grass for cattle and sheep, did erosion control, fought fires and much more, all for $1 a day. Bill Jamerson will dress in their uniform and sign the songs of the times. Mr. Jamerson has recorded several cds produced a film about the CCC that has appeared on PBS. Everyone is invited to this very entertaining program.

History Buffs

When: Wednesday, September 28, 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, 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

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

Regional History and Genealogy Videos

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Regional History Videos

Historical Videos