Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Free DNA Webinar available for the next 7 days

For the next 7 days you can view for free  the Webinar on Legacy Family Tree entitled 
" The New Frontier in Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA testing".   To view click:

Paul Duffey

Roots Magic Group to meet on June 1

Roots Magic Support Group will meet on Saturday, June 1, from 1 to 3 pm in Dining Room 2500D off the UMC Cafeteria.
Please let Barbara Slayer at know if you are coming and what you might like to discuss. 
If any of you have learned something new, bring that info with you. If you would like to share how you document information, bring your thumbdrive with you with your database on it by Roots Magic To Go. It might be helpful to see how someone else documents since we all do it differently.

Genealogy Today: Richard III reinterment in dispute

Betty Malesky has written an article Richard the III reinterment dispute.  The link below will take you to her article.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

More Free Military Records

In the spirit of Memorial is offered access to military collections.  Check out:

Memorial Day is Approaching...., a UK based website, is offering free access May 24-27 to Military Records in celebration of Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Military Records

New on!!

USCT Service Records are complete through the 138th Infantry
In partnership with the National Archives, Fold3 recently finished scanning and publishing the complete set of compiled military service records of the United States Colored Troops (USCT). The collection is comprised of over 3.6 million document images for the 1st through 138th USCT Infantry, the 1st through 6th USCT Cavalry, and the USCT Artillery.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Family Search Records update

Updates from Family Search

Current and Completed Projects 

To view a list of currently available indexing projects, along with their record language and completion percentage, visit the FamilySearch indexing updates page. To learn more about individual projects, view the FamilySearch projects page

New Projects Added 

· België, Oost Vlaanderen, Sint-Lievens-Houtem—Burgerlijke Stand, 1901-1910 [Deel 2] 

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3II] 

· Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3JJ] 

· Canada—1911 Census 

· Colombia, Antioquia—Diócesis de Sonsón y Rionegro, 1814-2008 [Part 3] 

· Deutschland, Hessen, Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf—Sterberegister, 1946–1980 

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Bergamo—Nati, 1875-1894 [Part 2B] 

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Modena—Nati, 1875–1902 [Parte 2] 

· Magyarország, Szabolcs—polgári anyakönyvi adatok, 1895–1978 [5. Rész] 

· South Africa, Orange Free State—Estate Files, 1951–1980 [Part 2A] 

· Suisse, Fribourg—1834 Recensement 

· U.S. (Community Project), New York—New York Passenger Lists, 1942–1957 [Part J] 

· U.S., Indiana, Wayne—County Marriages, 1811–1959 

· U.S., Iowa—1905 State Census [Part A] 

· U.S., Iowa—County Marriages, 1838–1992 [Part D] 

· U.S., Massachusetts—State Vital Records, 1841–1920 [Part A] 

· UK, Kent—Register of Electors, 1825–1900 

· UK—WWI Service Records, 1914–1920 [Part 3] 

· UK—WWI Service Records, 1914–1920 [Part 4] 

· Zimbabwe—Death Notices, 1904–1976 [Part 1] 

· Россия, Тверь—Метрические книги церкви, 1722–1918 [часть 1] 

View the FamilySearch projects page to see the full list of available projects and to learn more about how to participate in various projects. 

Recently Completed Projects 

Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published in the near future. 

· Italia (Antenati Italiani), Pesaro e Urbino—Nati, 1885–1902 [Parte 2] 

· Italy, Trento - Baptisms 1784-1924 [Part 2A] 

· Nicaragua, Masaya - Registros Civiles 1879-1984 

· Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 6] 

· Sverige, Örebro—Kyrkoböcker till 1860 [Del 6] 

· U.S. (Community Project), Florida, Key West—Passenger Lists, 1898–1945 

· U.S. (Community Project), New York, Northern—Arrival Manifests, 1902–1956 

· U.S., Maine—Delayed Returns for Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1670–1891 

· U.S., Mississippi—Military Grave Registrations, 1936–1951 

· U.S., Ohio—County Births, 1856–1956 [Part C] 

· U.S., Oklahoma—Land Allotment Records of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1899–1907 [Part 1E] 

About FamilySearch 

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online or through over 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Meeting Place this Saturday - U of A Medical Research Building Room 102

First things first:
You can register for the Arizona Historical Society tour coming up soon.  Registration is $2.50 and we are accepting CASH only.

Don't forget  that we're meeting in a different location while our normal room is being renovated.
WhenSat, May 18, 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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

PCGS Members at the NGS Conference in Vegas

NGS Conference PCGS attendees (not pictured Jodi Strait) Michelle Launi, Amy Urman, Leslie Carney, Barbara Ball, Jo Clark, Betty Bengtson at the "dock of Ellis Island"  back drop and picture provided by FamilySearch Indexing.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

PCGS Meeting - Saturday May 18, 2013

Our Pima County Genealogy Society Meeting is this Saturday.
WhenSat, May 18, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
WhereUniversity of Arizona, Medical Research Building Room 102 map (map)
DescriptionHost Steve Schuldenfrei 1:15 - 1:45 pm - When Enough is Enough! - Or is it? - Sherri Hessick 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Planning a Research Trip - Jodi Strait
Members please remember to printout your handouts and bring them to the meeting.   Current members were emailed the handouts this past Tuesday, May 14th.  We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Legacy Tucson Users Group Saturday, May 11

The next Legacy Tucson Users Group meeting is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Family History Center, 500 S. Langley. 

This month's topic is Finding subsets of your family: using advanced search techniques and tagging. 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.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Help Session this Saturday, May 11th

Genealogy help session on Saturday, May 11 1 to 3 PM in UMC Room 2500 D on the south end of the cafeteria. Bring all the info you have on that elusive relative and Paul Duffey will attempt to find more facts for you. He will also demonstrate use of the website My, which has proven helpful to him in filling in missing dates and documentation.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Are you going to the NGS Conference in Las Vegas?

Members are you going to the NGS Conference in Vegas?  If you are please send us an email at with your contact information.  We would like to try to for some group and member pictures at the conference.  We would also like to possible get together one evening for dinner or lunch.  

Attendees did you know there is an app for the conference?  The app for your phone can be downloaded by following the instructions at