Photos courtesy of Sally Hunter (PCGS member).
New PCGS Meeting Location

Come join us on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at our new meeting location. You'll find us at the Operations Division Midtown, Hardesty Multi-Service Center on 1100 S. Alvernon, located on the corner of 22nd & Alvernon, just beyond the Reid Park Golf Center. Parking is free. Our meeting time of 1:00pm-3:00pm remains the same. Check our Calendar for details on this month's program.




Local & Regional Events
Pinal County Genealogists, Casa Grande, AZ


14th Annual Genealogy Workshop – Jan. 28, 2017

The 2017 event will include 20 sessions on a variety of genealogy topics that will appeal to beginners & seasoned researchers. A Q&A forum will end the day's activites. All workshop information, lecture descriptions, speaker bios, and registration forms are available on their website –


Green Valley Genealogical Society, Green Valley, AZ


Annual Seminar – Feb. 4, 2017, 9AM-3PM

"STRONGER ROOTS: Genealogy That Lasts"

Featuring Thomas MacEntee, professional genealogist, author, and RootsTech presenter, a.k.a "The King of Genealogy Webinars". Seminar Topics:  Genealogy Do-Over: A Year of Learning from Mistakes; Building a Resource Toolbox; The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists; After You're Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research. Registration is open now and a sellout is expected. For more information and to download a registration form, visit their website at



West Valley Genealogical Society, Sun City, AZ


Annual Seminar – Feb. 18, 2017, 9AM-3:30PM

"Explore Genealogy with Geoff"

Featuring Geoffrey D. Rasmussen, a dynamic genealogy speaker on all forms of genealogy technology, and host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series. His seminar topics include top tech tips, DNA research, and googling around with Google. More information and registration is available at

Tucson East Family History Center, Tucson, AZ


2017 Family History Fair – Feb. 25, 2017

500 S. Langley Avenue

Mark your calendar – details will be published as soon as they are available.



The Conference Beat


22nd Annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)


Jan. 22-27, 2017 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake, Utah. This week long, in-depth learning experience includes 14 courses taught by the field's top educators on topics from advanced methodology to country-specific research. For more information, visit their website –



RootsTech – "Celebrating Families Across Generations"


Feb. 8-11, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Complete information is available on their website -


New England Regional Genealogical Consortium – "Using the Tools of Today & Tomorrow to Understand the Past"


April 26-29, 2017 at the MassMutual Convention Center, Springfield, MA. More information available at Check out their conference blog to get the most out of the Conference -



National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference – "Family History Lives Here"


May 10-13, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. Make hotel reservations now since some hotels are already sold out! For more information on the conference, visit the NGS website -



Southern California's 5th Annual Genetic Genealogy Conference & their 48th Annual Genealogy Jamboree – "Hunting Your Heritage"


June 8-11, 2017 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel in Burbank, CA. For more information visit their website -



Ontario Genalogical Society 2017 Annual Conference – "Our Canada-Your Family: Building a Nation:


June 16-18, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information on the conference, visit their website –



37th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy 


July 23-28, 2017 at the Disney World Swan Resort, Orlando, FL. For more information, send an email to the Conference Chair –



2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference


July 28-30, 2017 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel. Hosted by the Germanic Genealogy Society, this inaugural international conference includes 60 presentations, over 3 full days, by Germanic genealogy experts worldwide. Conference registration opens January 2017; hotel reservations can be made now. For more information, visit and click on 2017 GAGP Conference.



FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) 2017 Conference – "Building Bridges to the Past"


Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Hotel reservations can be made now; get more information at



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

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December 10
Get answers to your DNA questions and guidance on interpreting your results. The meeting room does change so be sure to ...

December 17
Happy Holidays! Join us on January 21, 2017 for our first meeting of the new year!  

December 17
Join us on Jan. 21, 2017 for our first meeting in the new year. If you are an FTM user (PC ...

January 21
PCGS General Meeting
Our first meeting of 2017! Program TBA.  

January 22
22nd Annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)
A week long in-depth learning experience; includes 14 courses on topics from advanced methodology to country-specific research. More information is ...

January 28
Pinal County Genealogists – 14th Annual Genealogy Workshop
Workshop includes 20 sessions on a variety of topics. Details availble at their website:

February 4
Green Valley Genealogical Society – Annual Seminar
STRONGER ROOTS: Genealogy That Lasts Featuring Thomas MacEntee, Professional Genealogist, author, and sometimes known as "The King of Genealogy Webinars". ...
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