Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Genealogy Book Club, You Say?

Why, yes! Sort of. PCGS is starting a new SIG the purpose of which is to improve our genealogy research skills. This group will choose a genealogy book, like Professional Genealogist or Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy for example, to study a chapter or two at a time. There will probably be some homework and the SIG will meet to discuss the assignments. When one book is finished, the group will choose another to study.

Meetings will be held every other month at a day, time, and place agreed to by the participants. A planning and organizational meeting will be scheduled to come to a consensus of the meeting day/time and to choose the first book to study. Please fill out a form if you are interested in joining this group and you will be contacted with the details of the planning meeting. The interest form is located at https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B96N7jpkp9FWeDBFUmdELWlzUDg/edit?usp=sharing.

The deadline for sending the interest form is April 30th. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve on your research skills in a friendly and fun environment–mail your completed interest form in today!

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 http://tinyurl.com/cjwk24m 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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

PCGS MEETING THIS SATURDAY

Pima County Genealogy Society Meeting

WhenSat, April 20, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
WhereUniversity of Arizona, College of Medicine, Room 2117map (map)
DescriptionBetty Bengtson meeting hostess 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Sneaking Around Brick Walls – Linda Stufflebean 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Indirect Evidence – What To Do When Perry Mason Isn’t On Your Side – Colleen McHugh

Members please remember to printout your handouts and bring them to the meeting.   Current members were emailed the handouts this past Wednesday, April 17th.  We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Tucson Family History Library Books Blog

The FHC has a new blog http://tfhcbooks.blogspot.com/. The staff will write book reviews on their favorite books in the collection (about once a month) and they will posted on the Staff Favorites tab. There will also be a post of a rolling 3-month list of new acquisitions on the New Acquisitions tab. 

Check out the blog at http://tfhcbooks.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 12, 2013

PCGS April Meeting - Saturday, April 20h


It's only a week away!!  Please join us for our next monthly meeting.  You are welcome to join your fellow genies in the cafeteria prior to the meeting for lunch and some general "genie" talk.

Pima County Genealogy Society Meeting
WhenSat, April 20, 1:00pm – 3:30pm
WhereUniversity of Arizona, College of Medicine, Room 2117map (map)
DescriptionBetty Bengtson meeting hostess 1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Sneaking Around Brick Walls – Linda Stufflebean 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Indirect Evidence – What To Do When Perry Mason Isn’t On Your Side – Colleen McHugh

Legacy Tucson Users Group Saturday, April 13

The next Legacy Tucson Users Group meeting is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Family History Center, 500 S. Langley. 

This month's topic is Keeping it straight with Intellishare. 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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

DNA Meeting this Saturday, April 13th



Attention all DNA interested genealogists! This Saturday April 13 from 1-3 PM in Room 2500E off the UMC cafeteria, Paul Duffey will further explain DNA and how to use it in genealogy. He will also present information on how specific markers are used to assign haplogroups. Bring your kit number and password if you wish to access your results and ask questions about them.