Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Registration Deadline extended to April 16

There is still time! The registration deadline for the special two-part workshop Do It the Write Way has been extended to April 16.

Part One, "Getting Started," will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. You will leave this workshop with a good start to your story. You will come to Part Two, "Polish Up," on Saturday, May 28, 2016, with a draft of your finished story and will receive editorial feedback to help you polish it into a finished product.

Participants do not have to attend both sessions, but the fee is the same whether you attend one or both. Advanced registration is required and must be received no later than April 16, 2016. Visit our website Writing Workshop webpage at http://azpimagensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=30 or the PCGS Calendar for additional details and to register. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

AmericanAncestors.org is FREE until April 13!

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has unlocked their online databases containing more than one billion searchable records. AmericanAncestors.org by NEHGS is one of the most widely used online genealogical resources in the world. Everyone who registers for a free account will have FREE access to all those records through April 13, 2016.

Visit the Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter for details or go to AmericanAncestors.org/free-billion to get started searching.

Only Two Days Left to Register!

There are only two days left to register for the special Two-Part Do It the Write Way Workshop!

This Saturday is the deadline to register for this special two-part workshop. Part One, "Getting Started," will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. You will leave this workshop with a good start to your story. You will come to Part Two, "Polish Up," on Saturday, May 28, 2016, with a draft of your finished story and will receive editorial feedback to help you polish it into a finished product.


The cost for attending the workshop is $15 for PCGS members or $20 for Non-Members. For those workshop participants that choose to enter our 2016 Write-On! writing competition, the contest entry fee will be waived  See our blog post Our Second Annual Write-On! Writing Competition Has Begun for more information about the Write-On! writing competition.

Participants do not have to attend both sessions, but the fee is the same whether you attend one or both. Advanced registration is required and must be received no later than April 9, 2016. Visit our website Writing Workshop webpage at http://azpimagensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=30 or the PCGS Calendar for additional details and to register.

Genealogy Education Opportunities for April in Youngtown, Arizona

The West Valley Genealogical Society has issued the following press release:

Press Release:
The West Valley Genealogical Society & Library, 12222 N. 111th Ave., Youngtown, is pleased to announce additional educational opportunities for the month of April 2016.

April 15, 2016: Novice Genealogy, 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  This class, taught by an experienced genealogist, will assist those who are new to family history research.  Join others, who are also new to genealogy, and begin building your family tree.  You’ll learn how to locate your ancestors through the use of various types of resources such as: the census, pension lists, church records and more.  Registration required at www.azwvgs.org, click store/classes or events/classes.

April 21, 2016: Special Research Evening, 5:00 – 9:00 PM.  Everyone is welcome to attend this informal session.  You’re welcome to peruse the library’s extensive holdings and visit the state-of-the-art computer lab to access Ancestry, Fold 3, World Vital Records, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.  Please bring a sack dinner; beverage and dessert provided with a $3.50 donation.  To register call 623-933-4945.

April 25, 2016:  Free Library Tour, 9:30 – 11:00 AM.  Are you curious about your ancestors and aren’t sure exactly “where or how” to begin researching?  This free tour provides the perfect starting-off point.  Join the Librarian as she guides you through the largest operating genealogical library in Arizona.  In addition to thousands of resources, covering every state and many other countries, the library holds many exclusive collections.  The tour will also include a visit to the state-of-the-art computer lab where access to Ancestry, Fold 3 and many other online resources are available.  To register call 623-933-4945.

Carole Roath-Publicity
West Valley Genealogical Society