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:
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.        My Grandma was a Stripper - Leslie Carney
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.        Family Naming Patterns - Colleen McHuch

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

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)
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