Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Free Videos from Rootstech

Rootstech has posted free videos of some of their classes.  Take a look and see if you can find any of interest. The 2015 video archive can be viewed at  http://rootstech.org/video/4050134760001.

Monday, February 16, 2015

General Meeting Saturday February 21, 2015, 1-3 pm

All are welcome, bring a friend!

PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, February 21
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Univ. Medical Center, College of Medicine, Room 2117
This month's meeting focuses on DNA testing and its uses. Our guest speaker, Daniela Moneta, CG, will explain the three DNA tests availabe to every genealogist: Y-chromosome DNA, Mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA, and how to use the results to further your generalogy research. She'll also explain how to use DNA testing when applying for DAR and SAR membership. Ms. Montena's program will be a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about DNA testing.
 

Arizona History Convention April 23-26

Arizona History Convention Logo
The Arizona History Convention will take place April 23-26, 2015 at the Casino del Sol Resort. The  convention has many well know speakers and topics that may be of interest to anyone with an interest or tie to Arizona history.  Information on the conference may be found at http://www.arizonahistory.org/.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Do it the Write Way: A Free Writing Workshop!

Have you thought about writing your memoirs but just can't seem to get started? Do you want to publish your family history, but you're afraid of putting your readers to sleep? Do you have some fascinating family stories of one of your ancestors that you want to share with your loved ones, but don't know how to get them interested in reading them? Do you want to enter our writing contest Write On!, but wish you could get some tips before submitting your story? Join us on February 28 for a free workshop: Do it the Write Way! to learn techniques to bring your family history to life, and create a fascinating story anyone would want to read.

The workshop will be led by Rondie Yancey, a two-time winner in the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) Excellence in Writing CompetitionFirst Place in 2014 and Honorable Mention in 2013. Rondie taught Writing and English to high school students for many years. Her love of writing extended to writing her family history, learning what works and what doesn't along the way. She will share her knowledge with you and give you an opportunity to start your story right in class.

Do it the Write Way workshop will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the University Medical Center rooms 2500 C&D (just off the cafeteria). The workshop is free, but space is limited to 30 attendees so preregistration is required. While it is open to everyone, PCGS members will receive priority. To register, download the form at http://azpimagensoc.org/upload/events/files/1422285592_WritingWrkshp_form.pdf  or email your name, complete address, phone number, email address and whether or not you are a PCGS member to info@azpimagensoc.org with Writing Workshop 2015 in the subject line.
 
 Registration deadline for Do it the Write Way is February 21, 2015.

See our blog post Our First Writing Contest - WRITE ON! for more information about the contest and links to the judging guidelines and entry forms. Deadline for submitting your contest entries is April 18, 2015.

Friday, January 30, 2015

A Special Surprise for Tucson! Gena Philbert-Ortega will be in town for the Gem and Mineral Show!

Gena will be presenting to the Geo-Literary Society at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society Show. 
You may see her presentation in the Crystal Ballroom, Friday February 13th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the convention center.  I hope you all get a chance to hear her speak and show her some Tucson hospitality.  Please visit her blog at http://philibertfamily.blogspot.com/2015/01/when-genealogy-meets-geology-or-why-i.html#.VMwQw2hvJRV

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lisa Alzo to speak at Family History of Arizona Seminar

The Family History of Arizona will be hosting a seminar featuring Lisa Alzo on March 7, 2015.  The event will be held at Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ.  For additional information on this event please visit their website at fhsa.org.





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Two wonderful Seminars and PCGS General Meeting on February 21st

Green Valley Genealogical Society Annual Seminar will be at the Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino Del Sol, Green Valley. Judy Russell will be presenting Genealogy and the Law.  Please  visit GVGS website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgvgs/ for information.

West Valley Genealogical Society Annual Seminar will be at the Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 W. Thunderbird, Sun City.  Dr. John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. will be presenting four topics:  Passenger Arrival Records, Naturalization Records, Lesser Used Federal Records and Our Immigrant Ancestors.  Visit http://www.azwvgs.org/seminar.asp for more information.

PCGS will also be holding our monthly meeting on February 21st.  Our speaker Daniela Moneta will be speaking on DNA and it's role in Genealogy.  Please visit our website at http://azpimagensoc.org/ for additional information.