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has selected two of our very own members as winners of their Excellence in Writing Competition Category 4 - Unpublished Authors 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Also, our own Ken Castle won an honorable mention in Category 5 - Unpublished Material by Published Authors for "My Norwegian Ancestors".


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
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 
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.        Rectangular Survey System - Jodi Lynn Strait
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.