Photos courtesy of Sherri Hessick (PCGS member).
Upcoming PCGS Events
 
PCGS BBQ Luncheon Event @ Evergreen Cemetery – Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

 

A special October program which includes a BBQ luncheon on the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery! Guest speakers include Betty Cook, Historian & Certified Genealogist, who will present "Grave Stones Speak for the Dead", and demonstrate how to do gravestone rubbings. Our second speaker, Kae Kohl, from the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, will speak about "Wording and Verses" on gravestones. The AZ Chapter of AGS is providing dessert along with a Victorian Funeral Recipe Card.

 

 

This program is open to members and non-members. Please note that check-in for this event starts at 12 Noon, followed by the bbq lunch and our programs. Enter the cemetery from Oracle Road, take the first right and you will see parking and the tented area for this event. Cost for this event is $5.00 per person -- purchase your ticket now in the PCGS Marketplace. Payment for tickets must be received no later than October 8th!

 

 
PCGS Workshop & Seminar – "A Little Bit of Everything"
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 4 & 5, 2016
Registration Deadline is October 22, 2016!

 

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. (YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A PCGS MEMBER TO ATTEND.)

 

New PCGS Meeting Location

Come join us on Saturday, Sept. 17, 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.

 

 

 


 
The Conference Beat

 

37th National Conference of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society

 

October 13-16, 2016 in Atlanta, GA @ the Westin-Atlanta Airport. Complete information is available on their website - www.aahgs.org

 

 

RootsTech – "Celebrating Families Across Generations"

 

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

 

 

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 info@nergc.org. Check out their conference blog to get the most out of the Conference - www.NERGC.blogspot.com

 

 

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 - conference.ngsgenealogy.org

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
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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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