Wednesday, December 26, 2012

PCGS Membership Fees due January 1!

Only seven days left to renew your membership for Pima County Genealogy Society!  Membership begins January 1 and ends December 31 of each calendar year.   

Single membership is $15.00 and a Family membership (two individuals at the same address) is $22.00.

Click here for a membership application:  Membership

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Family Tree Maker meeting Saturday, January 5, 2013

The next meeting of the Family Tree Maker SIG is Saturday, January 5, 2013, in Room 2500D at UMC. 2500D is next to the cafeteria. We begin at 10:00 am.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Green Valley Genealogy Society December Meeting

December 20, 2012  Green Valley Genealogical Society, 1 PM to 3 PM at the St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La CaƱada Dr., Green Valley.  
Clarice Bird:  Understanding and Locating the Law in Family History Research 
Knowing the laws at a particular time in a particular place can help you solve genealogical problems.  For instance, if you find a guardianship record and know at what age a child could choose his own guardian, you can estimate a birth date.  But how do you know what the law was?  This presentation will help you learn how to find out, and present examples of how knowing the law helped in genealogical research. 
Clarice Bird grew up in Southeast Texas.  She moved around a bit before settling in Sahuarita, Arizona 22 years ago.  A graduate of Brigham Young University, Clarice is the director of the Sahuarita Family History Center.  She is the editor of Past Tracks, the newsletter of The Green Valley Genealogical Society.  Clarice has given speeches and taught classes on genealogical topics in Lake Havasu City, Saddlebrooke, Casa Grande, Tucson, and Green Valley. 
Short Program:  Show and Tell – Family Treasures.  Do you have a family item passed down in your family that you would like to share with us?  Pictures?  Clothing?  Military medals?  Please send JoAnn Herbst ( a brief description of your treasured heirloom.  Three treasures will be selected for the owners to share their story.  All treasures will be on display during the break.  
Free and visitors are welcome.  Contact JoAnn Herbst for more information or go to our web page. 
The GVGS February Genealogy Seminar features J. H. Fonkert.   Information is posted at   Please note that participation is limited to 100, and registration must by received by February 8.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Register for the First PCGS Event of 2013

Subscription websites, genealogy research books from all over the world, family histories, and local access to films stored at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:  $0.00 at the Family History Center.

An orientation tour of the treasure trove of resources, including the ones above, held at the Tucson Family History Center:  $0.00

Handouts to take home with you: Minimal $ (collected at the door)

Using what you learn while on the tour to find a new branch of your family tree: Priceless.

Join us for this no cost tour of the Tucson Family History Center and see what priceless bits of information you find!

The orientation will be on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required and the registration deadline is 12 January--just a few short weeks away. Follow this link for the registration form. Don't miss out...register today!

Watch our blog for the full list of the year's events to be posted soon.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wall Street Article - Finding A Few Hundred Cousins

Here is a link to the Wall Street article regarding DNA testing and genealogy

Archives Recipe Contest

Family Recipe Contest

The holidays aren't complete without that special family recipe. Archives wants to celebrate your family's favorite holiday recipes. Between now and 12:00pm (PST) on December 21, 2012, enter the Archives Family Recipes Contest for a chance to win great prizes:
  • 1st Prize: $300
  • 2nd Prize: $200
  • 3rd Prize: $100
Click here to enter the contest and for official rules. All you have to do is fill out a brief form!
First, second, and third prize winners will also receive an autographed copy of From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes by Gena Philibert-Ortega (Family Tree Books, 2012).
Please feel free to share with your friends and family!

Arizona Historical Society Library Renovation Closure

The Tucson Library and Archives reading room will be CLOSED for renovations from December 24, 2012 through February 1, 2013Reference assistance will be available by email and phone. For more
information contact us at or 520-617-1157

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Genealogy Help Session this Saturday!

This Saturday, December 8 at 1 PM in University Medical Center on Campbell, in Room 2117, Paul Duffey will provide a genealogy help session. Bring what information you have on that hard-to-find relative and see what else he can find for you. Paul is just back from the wilds of Colorado and raring to go!