Saturday, November 17, 2012

Liking the Likes on Facebook

The Community Food Bank, Nanini Branch Library and Tucson Festival of Books: Science City all like us on Facebook.

You can too! It's easy and fun.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pima-County-Genealogy-Society/154968861251726

PCGS Membership Dues are Due


PCGS membership dues are due.  Renew or sign up in 2013, we want to have you on board. We bring you classes, programs, and workshops that move your genealogical research forward!!

Please send payments to:
Pima County Genealogy Society
P.O. Box 16421
Tucson, AZ 85732-6421

Members get our Newsletter, discounted pricing on workshop, and access to years of experience through our Mentor program.  Join now and see what we can do for you in the 2013 New Year.

Homer Thiel "Presidio Families" from our November 17, 2012 meeting


We had a great meeting today before our month-long break for the holidays.  For those of you asking, here is the link to our guest speaker, Homer Thiel's, paper on Presidio Families:
http://www.archaeologysouthwest.org/pdf/presidio_families.pdf

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PCGS this Saturday - November 17th


The Archaeology of a Mexican Family and Cemetery Headstones  - November 17th Meeting

We have two interesting programs for you this Saturday.  The first program will be a presentation by Homer Thiel from the Tucson-based Desert Archaeology.  He will talk about the excavation of the Francisco Solano Leon and Ramona Elias Farmstead.  Our second presentation will be about the cemetery headstones.  Leslie Carney will be our presenter for the second session. 

As always, some of our members will be meeting for lunch at 11:30 am in the cafeteria.  Please join us for some pre-meeting genealogy social time.
WhenSat, November 17, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
WhereUniversity of Arizona, College of Medicine, Room 2117 (map)
DescriptionMeeting host Jodi Lynn Strait 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. The Archaeology of A Mexican Family - Homer Thiel 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Cemetery Headstones - Leslie Carney

Organize Your Research with a free Webinar

Free Webinar - Monday, December 10th, 2012
  
The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region, Inc., are please to present Jump Start a New Year's Resolution: Using Spreadsheets to Help Organize Your Research with Linda  Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL.

Linda will demonstrate a variety of uses for MS Excel (applicable to other spreadsheet programs) relating to genealogical and historical research 

Monday, December 10th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm Eastern
Register now at:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/910658294   
Note: There is no limit to the number registering for this webinar, but attendance is limited to 100 attendees (the first 100 to sign in to the event will be able to view the live webinar). The webinar will be recorded (if all goes well) and will be placed on the "Members Only" pages of the Friends website
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Family Tree DNA is having a sale - perfect gift for your favorite genealogist!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Free Webinar from Illinois State Genealogical Society - Ready-Set-Plan! Developing a One-Step Research Plan

Ready-Set-Plan! Developing a One-Step Research Plan

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST
Webinar Registration
Presenter:  J. Mark Lowe

Learn a simple technique for breaking down difficult research problems into manageable segments. Learn how to stay focused while getting more research done.

About Mark:  J. Mark Lowe is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer and researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. He also serves as a Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and Samford University’s Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research (Research in the South) and Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? appearing on a recent episode featuring Lionel Richie.

He is a Past-President of APG, Past-President of FGS, and Past-President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

DNA Meeting on autosomal DNA this Saturday!

The DNA Special Interest Group meets next Saturday, November 10 from 1-3 PM at UMC. The room is being negotiated. Probably it will be in Room 2117, but if changed, a new email will be sent. Paul Duffey will present information on autosomal DNA, which is different from Y and mt DNA. He will illustrate a success story by one of our members using autosomal DNA.