Regional History & Genealogy

Sunday and Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Pikes Peak NewsFinder is currently unavailable. We apologize for this interruption.

We are in the process of moving this service to an improved platform. We anticipate that the transfer will take several months.

In the interim, please fill out this form and staff will search for article citations as requested.

You can also search the Colorado Historic Newspaper Database, or Newspaper Archive which have significant holdings of the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like us to pull archival materials prior to your visit, please call us at (719) 531-6333, x7252. We also continue to assist with research questions virtually. Please contact us by phone or by email with questions.

Regional History & Genealogy collections at Pikes Peak Library District are held in the 1905 Carnegie Library connected to the Penrose Library in downtown Colorado Springs. 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 & Genealogy Policy


There are multiple ways to contact our team:



Many of the resources can be used for both genealogy research or research on the region.


Regional History & Genealogy Programs and Classes


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