Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dues Reminder..................


Attention members, your membership to the Pima County Genealogy Society expires December 31st!  Please take time to renew now.  

Membership/Renewal forms may be found 
here:  MEMBERSHIP/RENEWAL FORM

Thank you to all members that have already renewed your membership with PCGS.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Green Valley Seminar February 8, 2014 with Marian Pierre-Louis

Saturday, February 8, 2014 -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Green Valley Genealogical Society, Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.
 
SEMINAR: New England Research by Marian Pierre-Louis.
 
TOPICS: (1) Researching in Colonial New England; (2) Pirates and Prisoners, surprises in the Registry of Deeds; (3) Cemetery Research for Your New England Ancestors; (4) Don't Call Your Relatives, Let Them Call You.
 
Marian Pierre-Louis is a House Historian, Professional Genealogist and Lecturer who specializes in southern New England research. She frequently speaks at conferences, societies and libraries on New England and a broad range of
genealogical topics. You will most often find her researching at a town hall, registry of deeds, probate court or the local cemetery.  Marian has held many offices in genealogical organizations, including Secretary of the New England Chapter of
Professional Genealogists and Public Information Officer for the Association of Professional Genealogists.
 
Fee of $45 includes box lunch. Pre-registration is required. More information and registration forms can be found on our web site: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgvgs/ (or Google: azgvgs).  Contact: JoAnn Herbst: 520-396-4630.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group

The next Family Tree Maker SIG will meet January 18th at UMAC, Room 2500D (a room off the hospital's cafeteria).  The group will not be meeting in December

Monday, December 9, 2013

Legacy Tucson Users Group Meets Saturday, December 14





The Legacy Tucson Users Group is meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14, at the Family History Center, 500 S. Langley. The meeting is open to the public.

The month's topic is Legacy Tools for Family Reunions. The presentation will be followed by open discussions where we can all share something new that we may have learned about Legacy Family Tree or try to work out solutions to questions that we might have. Please come prepared with your tips, questions, and with ideas for future presentations. Click here for the presentation schedule; click here for the handout. Feel free to bring your laptops if you desire.

Family Tree DNA Sale

All I want for Christmas is my DNA, my DNA, My DNA.................

Family Tree DNA is having a sale just in time for the holidays!

See http://www.familytreedna.com/holiday-sale.aspx for more information.


Monday, November 25, 2013

23andMe Ordered to Stop Selling DNA Tests

23andMe has been ordered by the FDA to stop selling DNA Tests.  Please read the entire article at Gizmodo:   http://gizmodo.com/23andme-must-stop-selling-dna-tests-says-fda-1471147978

Friday, November 22, 2013

Green Valley Genealogy Society to Host Seminar this February 8, 2014

Saturday, February 8, 2014 -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Green Valley Genealogical Society, Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.
 
SEMINAR: New England Research by Marian Pierre-Louis.
 
TOPICS: (1) Researching in Colonial New England; (2) Pirates and Prisoners, surprises in the Registry of Deeds; (3) Cemetery Research for Your New England Ancestors; (4) Don't Call Your Relatives, Let Them Call You.
 
Marian Pierre-Louis is a House Historian, Professional Genealogist and Lecturer who specializes in southern New England research. She frequently speaks at conferences, societies and libraries on New England and a broad range of
genealogical topics. You will most often find her researching at a town hall, registry of deeds, probate court or the local cemetery.  Marian has held many offices in genealogical organizations, including Secretary of the New England Chapter of
Professional Genealogists and Public Information Officer for the Association of Professional Genealogists.
 
Fee of $45 includes box lunch. Pre-registration is required. More information and registration forms can be found on our web site: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgvgs/ (or Google: azgvgs).  Contact: JoAnn Herbst: 520-396-4630.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Meeting this Saturday November 16th at University Medical Center

Our next meeting is this Saturday, November 16th, at 1:00 pm. UMC, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Room 2117 

1:15 - 1:45 pm - WPA Records - Amy Urman


2:00 - 3:00 pm - DNA Panel - Moderator: Dr. Paul Duffey


Please join us for lunch in the cafeteria before the meeting. If this is your first meeting or you need assistance to find the meeting room please call Beth at 820-4488.

We look forward to seeing you!

Location map: UMC Hospital

Monday, November 4, 2013

Help Session this Saturday November 9th

HELP WANTED! 

Anyone wishing help with their genealogy problems should come to the help session this Saturday, November 9 from 1-3 PM at UMC Room 2500E at the sound end of UMC cafeteria. Any question is fair ,even a DNA one.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Legacy Users Group meeting November 9


The Legacy Tucson Users Group is meeting is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 9, at the Family History Center, 500 S. Langley. The Legacy User's Group is open to the public.

This month's topic is Publishing a Genealogy Book. The presentation will be followed by open discussions where we can all share something new that we may have learned about Legacy or try to work out solutions to questions that we might have. Please come prepared with your tips, questions, and with ideas for future presentations. Click here for the presentation schedule. Feel free to bring your laptops if you desire.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Roots Magic User Group to meet this Saturday

Roots Magic will meet this Saturday November 2nd from 1 to 3 in Dining Room 2500C at UMC on Campbell.

Irish Roots? The McClelland Irish Library will be having a seminar November 23 in Phoenix

The McClelland Irish Library is presenting a seminar on Saturday, November
23 in Phoenix.

"DIGGING UP IRISH ROOTS"  by Peggy Magee, Professional Genealogist,
Instructor, and Author.
Peggy has over 30 years experience with Irish research.

When:  November 23, 2013    9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Where: McClelland Irish Library/Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave,
Phoenix.
Registration: $25 for members, $35 for non-members, optional lunch $10.

Additional  information and registration (before Nov. 16) forms at web
site: azirishlibrary.org

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

PCGS Library Presentations around the county

Saturday, October 5
Colleen McHugh, Nanini at 1:00 pm,
Michael Carroll, Dewhirst-Catalina at 1:00 pm
Leslie Carney, Joyner-Green Valley at 2:00 pm, contact: Robin Green
Thursday, October 10
Steven Schuldenfrei, Valdez-Main at 12:00 noon
Kenneth R. Castle, Valencia at 6:00 pm
Friday, October 11
Jodi Lynn Strait, Flowing Wells at 10:00 am
Saturday, October 12
Kenneth R. Castle, Geasa-Marana at 10:00 am
Tuesday, October 15
Jodi Lynn Strait, Quincie Douglas at 6:30 pm
Monday, October 21
Barbara Salyer and Jo Clark, Miller-Golf Links at 10:30 am
Thursday, October 24
Sandra Chan, Dusenberry-River at 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 26
Colleen McHugh, Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. at 10:00 am
Stephen Schuldenfrei, Murphy-Wilmot at 1:00 pm
Leslie Carney and Jane Decker, Mission at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, October 30

Barbara Salyer and Jane Decker, Himmel Park at 3:00 pm

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

AZGAB Event In Phoenix - DNA and Writing are topics of free events.

Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board
25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Carnegie Center, 1101 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Speakers:
Daniela Moneta. DNA Testing and Its Use in Genealogical Research
Duane Roen. Getting Started with Writing Family History

Organizing members of AzGAB will be recognized.

Refreshments will be served. 

There is no charge to attend this workshop but an RSVP is needed so that we have an idea of how many handouts will be needed. If you plan to attend, please notify Helen Seaton at helen.seaton@asu.edu or by mail at Helen Seaton, 1858 W. Navarro Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202-7444.

Registration Deadline – November 6, 2013

Parking is around the Carnegie Center on the street. Handicapped parking is available in the back of the Carnegie Center entrance is off of Jefferson (one-way going east). Washington is one-way going west. 11th and 12th Avenues are two-way streets. Additional parking – lots off Adams and 12th Ave. or on the street.

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Name ______________________________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
E-mail _________________________________ Phone ____________________________

I am a member of _____________________________________________________________________




Linda McCleary

AzGAB Past President

Monday, October 7, 2013

DNA Group to meet this Saturday, Oct 12th


DNA SIG

This Saturday, October 12 at 1-3 PM in Room 2500E off the south side of University Medical Center cafeteria, the DNA Special interest group will meet. I will present a review of the 23 and Me genealogy website and the answer questions about DNA. If you have your own results. bring the account number and password and we can look at it online together. Remember, there will be a DNA panel at the November general meeting with a short talk and PCGS members presenting their own findings through DNA. You might be amazed! Paul Duffey


Reservations Due by Oct 16th for PCGS Social Luncheon at Randolph Park

Pima County Genealogy Society
OCTOBER FEST SOCIAL LUNCHEON

ON EUROPEAN MIGRATION

October 19, 2013  1:00 – 3:00 PM

Guest Speaker Steve Packer

Socialize with fellow genealogists over a luncheon by El Molinito

There will be a silent Auction
Raffle and Door Prize
Randolph Recreation Center                                         
200 S Alvernon Way  
Tucson, AZ                                                    

Menu: Tacos, Chimichangas, Chilaquilas, Salad, Beans, Rice, Chips ,Dessert       
                                                       

Registration deadline October 16th, 2013
Bio Photo

I was born in Heber CityUtah to an Educator/Administrator Father and German Immigrant Mother.  Educated at the University of Utah in Business Administration and worked for over 35 years in the computer/data communications field.  Ended my career in a start-up company in Arizona and retired in 2006 as Vice President of Global Sales after traveling over 3 million miles and visiting 52 countries.  Began genealogy during the mid 1960’s while living in Germany and have been involved in family history since that time.
Have served at the Mesa Regional Family History Center since December 2007 and have concentrated on German and German related research.  I teach about 30 classes per year in the community and enjoy helping others find the solution to their brick walls.  Please download a reservation form Reservation Form

We will be having a Silent Auction to benefit our Equipment Fund at our October Meeting.  Below is a link to the items up for sale:  OCTOBER SILENT AUCTION

******Only cash and checks will be accepted for Silent Auction and Raffle

Legacy Tucson Users Group meeting October 12



The Legacy Tucson Users Group is returning after taking the summer off. The next meeting is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12, at the Family History Center, 500 S. Langley. The Legacy User's Group is open to the public.

This month's topic is Customizing Legacy - Make it Work for You (Part One). The presentation will be followed by open discussions where we can all share something new that we may have learned about Legacy or try to work out solutions to questions that we might have. Please come prepared with your tips, questions, and with ideas for future presentations. Click here for the presentation schedule. Feel free to bring your laptops if you desire.

Reservations Due by Oct 16th for PCGS Social Luncheon on Oct 19



Pima County Genealogy Society
OCTOBER FEST SOCIAL LUNCHEON

ON EUROPEAN MIGRATION

October 19, 2013  1:00 – 3:00 PM

Guest Speaker Steve Packer

Socialize with fellow genealogists over a luncheon by El Molinito

There will be a silent Auction
Raffle and Door Prize
Randolph Recreation Center                                         
200 S Alvernon Way  
Tucson, AZ                                                    

Menu: Tacos, Chimichangas, Chilaquilas, Salad, Beans, Rice, Chips ,Dessert       
                                                       

Registration deadline October 16th, 2013
Bio Photo

I was born in Heber City, Utah to an Educator/Administrator Father and German Immigrant Mother.  Educated at the University of Utah in Business Administration and worked for over 35 years in the computer/data communications field.  Ended my career in a start-up company in Arizona and retired in 2006 as Vice President of Global Sales after traveling over 3 million miles and visiting 52 countries.  Began genealogy during the mid 1960’s while living in Germany and have been involved in family history since that time.
Have served at the Mesa Regional Family History Center since December 2007 and have concentrated on German and German related research.  I teach about 30 classes per year in the community and enjoy helping others find the solution to their brick walls.  Please download a reservation form Reservation Form

We will be having a Silent Auction to benefit our Equipment Fund at our October Meeting.  Below is a link to the items up for sale:  OCTOBER SILENT AUCTION

Monday, September 30, 2013

PCGS October Luncheon - Steve Packer will be our Speaker!

We had a snafu and it looked like Steve Packer was going to have to cancel as our October speaker - good news he is coming!  Steve gave us some wonderful information last year when he spoke about German Related Research.  This year he will be speaking on European Migration.  

This year we are having a Silent Auction of genealogy related books and materials, a raffle for a basket of genealogical research goodies, and door prizes.  Please come join us!  

Reservation form and additional luncheon information can be found here: 

Luncheon Reservation

Silent Auction





Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September Monthly Meeting - September 21st


Our monthly meeting is this Saturday, September 21st.  Please join us! 

The room is newly remodeled and needs your inspection.

Our presentations for this day are:
Class:                    
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.        My Grandma was a Stripper - Leslie Carney
Program:
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.        Family Naming Patterns - Colleen McHuch

When
Sat, September 21, 2012 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Where
University Medical Center, Room 2117

As always, some of us gather early for lunch in the cafeteria.  Come join us for the company and plenty of genealogy talk.  


Directions to University Medical Center
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
(between Speedway and Elm)
Parking
1. Garage –
Enter the Medical Central from Campbell Avenue -- in front of the Main Hospital
Turn left at the first side street
Turn right into the Parking Garage Entrance – parking is free on Saturdays
Turn right into the Patient/Visitor Underground Parking Garage
Take the elevator at the northwest end of the garage to the 4th floor
Enter the Hospital through the main doors
Go to the hallway just past the elevators
Turn left and go almost to the double doors exiting the building
Turn right and before you would enter the Library, turn left at the double doors
Room 2117 is at the far south end of that hallway

2.  South Parking Lot
Park in the Lot just south of the College of Nursing and Pharmacy
Go north through the middle of the two college buildings until you get to the double glass doors to enter the College of Medicine
Turn left (west) after you enter the building until just before the Library
Turn left at the double doors
Room 2117 is at the far south end of that hallway

Monday, September 16, 2013

Back to School for Genealogists





PCGS and Tucson OASIS are again teaming up to offer three beginner to intermediate genealogy classes in October. OASIS is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and over through life long learning, healthy living, and social engagement. Please visit the Tucson OASIS website for the Fall 2013 catalog and registration. You may also pick up a catalog at any of the Pima County Public Library locations.

The genealogy classes offered during the Fall trimester are:


525 Shake Your Family Tree: Getting Started with Family History
Would you like to find out about your family history, but don't know where to begin? This beginner's class will give you a foundation for getting started with your research. You will get an introduction to the types of records available, how to find them, and what to do with the information once you have found it. Skill Level: Beginner.
Instructors: PCGS - Sherri Hessick and Jodi Strait
Friday 10/11/13 1:00 - 3:00
$12 1 Session Location: OASIS at the Junior League BR

237 Sleuthing Your Family History with Free Online Database
This course will cover how to use message boards, e-mail lists, Cyndi's List, and finding and using Look Up volunteers. We will go over searching databases on Family Search, Ancestry, Fold3, GenealogyBank, etc. We will also discuss free research courses, webinars and other learning opportunities. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Instructor: PCGS - Amy Urman
Tuesday 10/15/13 10:00 - 11:30
$10 1 Session Location: OASIS at the Junior League K

123 The U.S. Census: Every Family Historian's Favorite Tool
The U.S. census is the only record that provides clues to an entire family unit. Where was your ancestor in 1900 or in 1940? You might be able to trace your family as they migrated across the U.S. in federal census records. This course is designed to guide you in finding out more information about your family from 1850 to 1940 in the population censuses that were taken every ten years in the U.S. Skill Level: Beginner.
Instructors: PCGS - Jo Clark and Barbara Salyer
Monday 10/28/13 1:00 - 3:00
$12 1 Session Location: OASIS at the Junior League BR

Friday, August 23, 2013

Excavation of Alameda-Stone Cemetery

Here is an interesting article of the excavation of  the Alameda-Stone Cemetery posted by the Society for Historical Archaeology. The article covers the history and the findings of the excavation.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

International Society of Family History Writers and Editors announce Winners of Contest -We have members that were recognized

International Society of Family History Writers and Editors
has selected two of our very own members as winners of their Excellence in Writing Competition Category 4 - Unpublished Authors 

Sherri Hessick - 1st Place for "Just Another Love Story"
Jodi Strait - 3rd Place for "Curious Case of Charles Karthaeuser"

Honorable mention to Rondie Yancey who taught our writing workshop earlier this year.

Also, our own Ken Castle won an honorable mention in Category 5 - Unpublished Material by Published Authors for "My Norwegian Ancestors".

Congratulations!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

  • For the first time ever, the National Archives will host a virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast using the Internet.
  • This two-day program will showcase tips and techniques for using Federal records at the National Archives for genealogy research. Lectures are designed for experienced genealogy professionals and novices alike.
  • Lecture topics include Native American and African American history, immigration, Civil War pensions, U.S. Colored Troops, and Navy Deck logs.
  • “Help! I’m Stuck” Call-In Consultation: National Archives staff will be available to answer research questions during the Fair.
WHEN:  Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3–4, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. EST
WHO:  Speakers include genealogy experts from the National Archives and U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
HOW:  The National Archives will make this event available via webcast. The webcast will include options for the hearing-impaired. Recorded sessions will be available online after the event.

Thank you Sandy Chan for sharing this tidbit!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pima County Genealogy Society Newsletter

Make the Pima County Genealogy Society Newsletter YOUR newsletter!

We're looking for your submissions.

Have you recently made a discovery?
Have a question that Dear Genie can help you with?
Broken through a brick wall?
Been to a great genealogy conference or workshop?
Planning a research trip somewhere?
Can now answer "Whose your great-great-grand-daddy?"
Found a website everyone should see?
Have an interesting family photo you'd like to share?

 We'd like to hear about ALL of it!!  

Send your submissions to pimacountygenelogysociety@gmail.com
with "NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION" in the subject line






Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August Monthly Meeting - August 17th


Our monthly meeting is this Saturday, August 17th.  Please join us!  The room will be cool but the topics (at least one) are hot... 

17 August 2013  -   Medical Research Building Room 102 
Class:                    
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.        Rectangular Survey System - Jodi Lynn Strait
Program:
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.        Sandborn Fire Maps - Sandy Chan

Don't forget  that we're meeting in a different location while our normal room is being renovated. 
WhenSat, August 17, 1:00pm – 3:30pmWhereUniversity of Arizona, Medical Research Building Room 102 - 1656 Mabel Street located at the Southeast corner of Cherry and Mabel. Parking available in lot in front of the building.