Change in Meeting Location for the PCGS General Meeting for August 20, 2016
This month's meeting will be held at the Operations Division Midtown, Hardesty Multi-Service Center on 11oo S. Alvernon, located on the corner of 22nd & Alvernon. Parking is free. Our meeting time of 1:00pm-3:00pm remains the same.
Upcoming PCGS Events
"A Little Bit of Everything"
Nov. 4 & 5, 2016 – Workshop & Seminar
(YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A PCGS MEMBER TO ATTEND.)
PCGS is pleased to offer this special 2-day event. Click on the 2016 Workshop-Seminar (in the brown menu column to the left) to get more information on event topics, pricing, how to register and how to pay. Register before July 1, 2016 to get the Early Bird pricing!
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Aug. 7-12, Seattle, WA
Conference theme is "The Wandering Jew".
Registration is now open.
Federation of Genealogy Societies (FGS)
2016 National Conference
Aug. 31 thru Sept. 3 in Springfield, IL
Hotels are filling quickly so make your reservation now.
On-line conference registration is now open.
3rd International Black Genealogy Summit (IBGS) Conference
Sept 1-3 in Arlington, VA
More information is available at their website - www.BlackGenealogySummit.com
Tucson Presidio Project Needs Volunteers!
PCGS has been asked to participate in the Tucson Presidio's project to compile family histories of the soldiers and settlers of the Presidio during the Spanish colonial period (1775-1821) and the Mexican territorial period (1821-1856), as the first priority. The Arizona territorial period (1856-1912) will be included at a later stage of the project.
Volunteers will be compiling genealogy information for the Presidio families, entering the data, and performing other tasks to be defined. Research has been done for some families and some verification or sourcing of the information may be necessary. The information will be made available to the public at the Presidio. If you are interested in volunteering to work on this project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preserve The Pensions
The Pension Records from the War of 1812 are among the most requested documents at the National Archives. Unfortunately, these fragile documents are in urgent need of digitization. In support of this monumental task of digitizing 7.2 million pages, Ancestry.com has provided a dollar for dollar matching grant, so every dollar you contribute will make four more pages accessible and free for everyone. PCGS is proud to be a War of 1812 Contributor.