Photos courtesy of Sally Hunter (PCGS member).

Write On!

The PCGS Writing Contest for 2016
 
We are proud to announce the second annual Write On! contest. Open to all PCGS members and non-members. Click on the Write On! Contest (in the brown menu column to the left) to get complete contest details. Deadline for entries is June 20, 2016. A special bonus for attendess of the "Do It The Write Way" writing workshop we are offering in April and May – your contest entry fee will be waived! 
 
 

 
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!

 

Registration deadline is Oct. 22, 2016.

 

 

The Conference Beat

 

Ontario Genealogical Society 

THE BIGGEST GENEALOGICAL EVENT IN CANADA

June 3-6, 2016, Toronto

Members of all 32 branches of the Ontario Genealogical Society and other family historians from across North America and around the world, will meet in Toronto for three days of inspiring lectures, workshops, displays, and other learning opportunities. More information is available at www.ogs.on.ca/conference/

 

47th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

2016 National Conference

June 3-7, Burbank, CA

Conference will be held at the LA Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel.

Registration is now open -- on-line, by phone, or by regular mail.

www.genealogyjamboree.com

 

Palatines to America 

2016 National Conference

June 22-25, Ft. Wayne, IN

Conference will be held at The Hilton at Grand Wayne Conference Center

Registration is now open -- on-line, by phone, or by regular mail.

www.palam.org

 

Midwestern Roots Family History & Genealogy Conference

July 15 & 16, Indianapolis, IN

Hosted by the Indiana Historical Society

More information is available at www.indianahistory.org

 
36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Aug. 7-12, Seattle, WA

Conference theme is "The Wandering Jew".

Registration is now open.

www.iajgs2016.org

 

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.

www.fgs.org

 

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 info@azpimagensoc.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.
 

 
 

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May 28
Do It The Write Way – Workshop: Part 2
Don't forget to attend Part 2 of the writing workshop! (Part 1 was held on April 23, 2016 and registration ...

June 3
SoCal 47th Annual Genealogy Jamboree
Conference will be at the LA Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Registration is now open. Early Bird discount available thru April ...

June 11
DNA Group - MEMBERS ONLY
Get answers to your DNA questions and guidance on interpreting your results. The meeting room does change so be sure to ...

June 18
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
If you are an FTM user (PC and Mac) and interested in exploring all the features of this software program, ...

June 18
PCGS General Meeting
Featured topics for this month include: "Back to Basics: Citing What You Found" presented by Leslie Carney (PCGS member), and "Federal ...

July 2
RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY
RootsMagic software users' general meeting to further their knowledge and share their expertise of the software.

July 9
DNA Group - MEMBERS ONLY
Get answers to your DNA questions and guidance on interpreting your results. The meeting room does change so be sure to ...
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