Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mark Your Calendars for 2013 Workshops and Tours

We have been working hard to provide an exciting variety of workshops and tours in 2013. While not all events' details have been worked out, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what we are planning. Registration is now open for the Family History Center Orientation. Registration for the other events will be announced here when available.

FAMILY HISTORY CENTER ORIENTATION by Linda Orton
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave.
January 23, 2013   3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
This event was announced in or blog post Register for the First PCGS Event of 2013 on December 14, 2012. What we perhaps did not tell you is that the Family History Center is open just for us and we will have the opportunity to use the onsite resources after the tour. There is no cost for the orientation, but there will be a small fee (less than $1.00) for the handout which will be collected at the door. Click here for the registration form. REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  12 JANUARY 2013

WRITING YOUR ANCESTOR’S REAL LIFE STORY by Rondie Yancey
University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell, Room 2600 (Duval Auditorium)
May 4, 2013 1:00 to 3:30 pm
There are two ways to tell your ancestors stories--a formal Journal Style approach, or a sociological approach that tells the story with cultural, pictorial and anecdotal additions. We will concentrate on creating a very readable and interesting story that still contains your documented research, but will also give your family and friends a realistic picture of what every-day life was like for the people you are writing about. Pick out someone from your family tree, and bring all you know about them to work with, along with a notebook for writing. Handout provided. REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  16 MARCH 2013

ARIZONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOUR
Tucson Library and Archives, 949 E. 2nd St.
September 2013 (Date and time TBA)
In 1884, The Tucson branch of the Arizona Historical Society began collecting material related to Arizona. The library and archives collections document the development of the Territory and State of Arizona from the arrival of the Spanish to present day, with a primary focus on southern Arizona. Collection strengths include Territorial Arizona, nineteenth-century overland journeys to the West, mining, military campaigns and biographical information. Take a tour of the Tucson Library and Archives to learn more about the collection as well as methods and tools to use to find the information you need.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  17 AUGUST 2013

RESEARCH TRIP TO ARIZONA STATE ARCHIVES AND MESA REGIONAL FAMILY SEARCH CENTER
November 1-2, 2013
The Genealogy Collection at the Arizona State Archives consists of materials from all 50 states as well as from some foreign countries, family histories, general indexes, journals, ship passenger lists, atlases and biographical encyclopedias. The Mesa FamilySearch Library is a branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Its holdings consist of over 700 Commercial CDs with genealogical research data, 40,000 books, 81,000 rolls of microfilm, 52,000 microfiche and more.

We will arrive at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives & History Building at 1901 W. Madison Street in Phoenix on Friday morning, 1 November 2013, at 9:30 a.m.  After a tour of the facility, we will go to the Arizona State Genealogical Library on the 3rd floor in the Capitol Building at 1700 W. Washington.  The State Buildings close at 5:00 p.m. at which time we will dismiss to the hotel.

The following morning (Saturday, 2 November 2013), we will go to the Mesa FamilySearch Library, 41 S. Hobson, at 9:00 a.m. The library closes at 5:00 p.m. and we will return to Tucson.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  21 SEPTEMBER 2013

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