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PCGS January 20 General Meeting

Join us for our first meeting of the new year.  Our new Web Manager, Sherri Hessick, will  Explore the PCGS Website, giving us tips on managing the Members only section and purchasing workshops and seminars.  The featured program is How Can I Use Twitter and Other Social Media in My Genealogy Research? Collaborating with a community of like-minded genealogists can aid your research in a number of ways. Nicole Dyer will discuss monthly genealogy chats on Twitter, the hundreds of genealogy Facebook groups, and how to share a #GenealogyPhotoADay on Instagram.
Sherri Hessick was the 8th person to join PCGS. She has served on the Steering Committee since the beginning, was a guest blogger on the PCGS blog in 2013-2014 and became the main blogger in 2015. She accepted the web manager position in October 2017.
Nicole Dyer has been researching her ancestors and delighting in their stories for over fifteen years. She created the Family Locket Blog where she and her mother write about their genealogy endeavors and share family tips and ideas. Nicole is also a PCGS member, serves on the Steering Committee and the Social Media Committee as our Tweeter. Visit her website at
Please note the location change for this meeting.
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Operations Division Midtown
Hardesty Multi-Service Center
1100 S. Alvernon
Tucson, AZ
You do not have to be a PCGS member to attend.



About CeCe Moore
CeCe Moore is the genetic genealogy consultant for the popular PBS television series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Her work has also been featured on ABC's 20/20, PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Crime Watch Daily, Nancy Grace, CBS This Mornnig and The Doctors, as well as being quoted in many online and print publications.
As a leading proponent of genetic genealogy education, CeCe is the co-founder of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy and has written the popular blog Your Genetic Genealogist since 2010. CeCe is considered an innovator in the use of autosomal DNA for genealogy, and is frequently consulted by DNA testing companies, genealogists, adoptees, and the press.

The Conference Beat


RootsTech Conference:  Feb. 28 - March 3, 2018

Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

200 breakout sessions for all levels of experience, giant interactive expo hall with Discovery Zone, Innovation Alley, & Coaches' Corner, and inspiring keynote speakers. For details and to register, visit the RootsTech conference page.


NGS Conference:  May 2-5, 2018


DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

The National Genealogy Society's conference will focus on ancestors' migration paths with an emphasis on the states bordering the Great Lakes. The program will also feature tracks that highlight DNA and technology. Registration opens Dec. 1, 2017. For more info, visit the NGS conference page.

Southern California Genealogy Society's Annual Jamboree:  May 31 - June 2, 2018

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, CA

The Jamboree committee is hard at work putting together their 2018 event. Follow their BLOG for further information.

FGS National Conference:  Aug. 22-25, 2018

Fort Wayne, IN

The Federation of Genealogical Societies returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to the Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world. For more information, visit the FGS conference page.



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