Saturday, April 20, 2013

Registration now open for the Arizona Historical Society Tour

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.

Sandy Chan
Our own Sandy Chan will conduct a tour of the AHS Library and Archives on Saturday, 7 September 2013. Sandy has a Masters Degree in Library Science and worked for Pima Community College for over 25 years as a faculty librarian before she retired from the College in 2007.  Just so she doesn’t get rusty, she is still a member of the American Library Association and volunteers for the Library and Archive at the Arizona Historical Society. She has been involved in genealogy for over 10 years and finds that in doing genealogical research there is always something new to learn.

The tour will teach you more about the collection as well as methods and tools to use to find the information you need. Visit their website for a preview of what you will learn about the society. This special event is reserved for Pima County Genealogy Society members only–the library is opening its doors just for us. Check-in starts at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby and the tour begins at 10:30 a.m. And here's the best part–the cost is only $2.50 to cover the cost of the handout. Parking is free to visitors of the library.

Preregistration is required and registration deadline is 17 August. You can find the registration form online at or pick one up at the general meetings this summer. All registrants will receive an email confirmation and detailed directions for the parking garage and the library.

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