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 30, 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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.