Sunday, July 22, 2012

Irish Genealogy Seminar in Phoenix - September 8

 All-day Seminar on Irish Genealogy 
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Registration: 8:30-9:00am   Seminar 9:00-3:30pm at the
Irish Cultural Center – McClelland Irish Library, 1106 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Tel:  602 864-2353  Email:    Registration form can be found here:  registration 

Eileen M. Ó Dúill 
Certified Genealogist
Member of the Association of 
Professional Genealogists in Ireland
9:00-9:50am   “Introduction to Irish Genealogy: Where Do I Start?”  Beginner's 
guide to Irish research. Learn about the "paper trail" left by your ancestor which leads to place of birth 
in Ireland; explanation of Irish civil records and Irish census. Could you be eligible for Irish citizenship?
Find out.

10:00-10:50am  “Dublin, 30 June 1922: Did Everything Blow Up?” Discussion about
the disastrous fire in 1922 at the Four Courts, Dublin; history of the Public Records of Ireland, 
documents lost and those which survived; National Archives effort to rebuild the collection.
11:00-Noon  -  Tours of the McClelland Irish Library
Noon- 1pm - Lunch

1:00-1:50pm   “Mrs. Fancy Tart is Coming to Tea: Making Sense of Family 
Stories” Family stories are the starting point for genealogical research. Eileen shares stories each of 
which makes a point to bear in mind when gathering your own stories. This lighthearted look at family 
stories will educate and entertain you over dessert and coffee. 

2:00-3:00pm   “Come to Ireland to Find Your Irish Ancestors” For researchers 
intending to travel to Ireland, hints on preparation, documentary sources, pre-trip organization, and tips 
on Dublin record repositories.
3:00-3:30pm  Questions and answer time.  Drawing for prizes. 

Registration Fee: $40 for non-members or $30 for Irish Cultural Center members 
Membership benefits on website
Fee includes Program, Continental Breakfast, Box Lunch, Beverages, and Prizes
Deadline for registration: 5 September 2012, or first 100 people

Monday, July 16, 2012

contest for a free 6 month US Deluxe Ancestry Membership as well as a copy of Family Tree Maker 2012

Amy Urman, one of our members, is hosting a contest for a free 6 month US Deluxe Ancestry Membership as well as a copy of  Family Tree Maker 2012.  You can find additional information on the contest and how to enter at The Genealogy Search.  Good Luck!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Join us in building an amazing Facebook Album!!

We need your help in collecting photos of roadside memorials in and around Pima County.  It's as easy as snapping a photo of the roadside memorials you may pass every day.  

If you would like to submit your photo(s) the requirements are:
Memorial must have at least one name
Dates on memorial (if present)
Location: Short directions or GPS coordinates
Who gets credit for taking the photo
Date photo was taken
Optional: Any additional pertinent information as necessary
JPEG format is preferred

Send your photo(s) to with the subject line "PCGS - Roadside Memorials Project"

Photos become the property of PCGS.  
Memorials with no names will be rejected.  Sorry, we need at least a first name or a last name.
Please use judgement when taking photos.  If it's not safe to stop, don't!!  Remember, we don't want you to be the next memorial!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Barbara Salyer featured in article Rooted in Research

Barbara Salyer is featured in the current  issue of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine.  The article can be viewed at

Way to go Barbara!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Free Webinar Monday July 9th Naturalization Records

Free Webinar - Monday, July 9th, 2012
The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region, Inc., are please to present Federal Naturalization Records with Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL.

Monday, July 9th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm Eastern
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: