Come join us for our first meeting of the new year. We have an exciting program planned for up. First up is Dr. Rudy Byrd telling us about the Archaic Medical Terminology used in our ancestor's time. Maybe we will find out what some of those strange diseases were that our ancestor's died of.
Following Dr. Byrd's presentation will be a live virtual presentation by Peggy Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, on Misbegotton Children - Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate. Find out a little bit about Peggy and her talk in the short video below.
PCGS members may download the handout for this program in Secure Downloads under the Members Only section. Not a member yet? Click here to join.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center
436 S. Williams Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
PARKING IS FREE
You do not have to be a PCGS member to attend.
Our New Meeting Place
Beginning with our January 2019 monthly meeting, we will meet at the Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd. Only our monthly meetings and the Family Tree Maker SIG are affected by this change. Reference our blog post We've Got a New Home! for details.
What Does Our Logo Symbolize?
Our logo is based on the state flag of Arizona which “represents the copper star of Arizona rising from a blue field in the face of a setting sun” (quote from legislation). The 13 gold and red rays represent the sun setting over the western desert and the original 13 colonies. Red and gold colors were also carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The center star signifies copper production. Arizona produces more copper than any other state in the country and one of its nicknames is the Copper State. The field of blue is the same liberty blue as the United States flag. Blue and old gold are also Arizona’s official state colors. For more information about the state symbols of Arizona, visit the Arizona page of the State Symbols USA website.
Another Membership Benefit
PCGS Professional Genealogist Online Directory
PCGS members who are professional genealogists and accept clients (paid or pro-bono) may be listed in a PCGS Professional Genealogist Online Directory. The directory will be publicly available on the PCGS website, but only PCGS members are eligible to be listed.
If you are an active PCGS member and would like to be included in the Professional Genealogist Online Directory, please fill out the pdf form under Members Only > Secure Download > Pro Genealogist Directory Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Program Committee Chair
Work with established committee to develop and plan subject matter and obtain speakers for nine monthly society meetings per year. The 2019 program year planning is complete. We need a Program Committee Chair to head up the program committee for the 2020 program year planning, which should begin at least as early as May 2019. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in helping with this critical task.
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The Conference Beat
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG): January 13–18, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Elevate Your Genealogical Education to New Heights. A week long in-depth learning experience; includes 15 courses on topics such as advanced methodology, African American and Native American research, immigration, overcoming record loss, establishing genealogical proof with DNA, and more. Registration opened July 7, 2018 @ 9:00AM (MDT). Visit the SLIG website for more details.
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) Extended: January 19–24, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Two programs are available for SLIG students to take advantage of during the week following SLIG: Gudied Research and Consultation with Craig R. Scott, and DNA Consultations with Karen Stanbary. Visit the SLIG website for more details.
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) Academy for Professionals: January 21–25, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
For Professionals and Budding Professionals. This program will focus on professional development topics not offered at SLIG or elsewhere in a week-long, in-depth format. It will open with a special event to commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and end by Friday noon. Two meals are included with registration: Monday brunch and Thursday evening dinner. Visit the SLIG website for more details.
A Winter of DNA eConference: January 26, 2019
Speakers and topics will include:
Tim Janzen - Maximizing Your Use of GEDmatch Richard Hill - Finding Family with DNA Testing: A Genetic Detective Story Andy Lee - DNA Tree Building: What to Do When GEDmatch Matches Don't Respond Maurice Gleeson - Using Y-DNA in Your Family Tree Research
DNA kits and other stuff will be given away as door prizes. You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to register. More information is available on the Family History Fanatics website.
RootsTech 2019: February 27–March 2, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Connect - Belong is again the theme for the 2019 RootsTech Conference. The 2019 conference will see many great changes to the way things work -- no badge scanning, later general sessions, more breakout sessions and popular sessions repeated. Lots of changes to make your conference experience better! Registration Now Available! Visit www.rootstech.org to register and for more details.
NGS Family History Conference: May 8–11, 2019
St. Charles, MO
This is your opportunity to choose from more than 150 lectures presented by many nationally recognized speakers, explore an exhibit hall filled with more than 80 exhibitors, and network with more than 2,000 genealogists. Every NGS conference has a different theme with a new program top to bottom—so there is always more to learn and discover. Watch their website for details visit the NGS conference page.
SCGS JAMBOREE: May 30–June 2, 2019
The Big 50 for The Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. 50 continuous years of genealogy education, friendships, partnerships and offering the latest innovations in genealogy and technology. Come celebrate 2019 as we honor the past and embrace the future of Jamboree and genealogy. Watch for details http://genealogyjamboree.com/.
International German Genealogy Conference: June 15–17, 2019
Sacramento will host the second international conference of the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP). More than 700 people are expected to attend the conference to focus on the history and genealogy of those with German ancestry, wherever they live in the world. See the website for full descriptions and information. https://iggpartner.org.
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP): June 23–June 28, 2019 and July 14-July 19, 2019
GRIP offers 17 courses in TWO week-long learning opportunities in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2019. Choose which week(s) to attend depending on your continuing education and research needs. 23-28 June 2019 and 14-19 July 2019. Registration will open 20 February 2019. For information: http://www.gripitt.org.
Association for Gravestone Studies Conference: June 25–June 30, 2019
Boiling Springs, NC
AGS holds an annual conference every June. Held in a different location each year, the conference features lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, conservation and documentation workshops, classroom sessions, slide presentations, and guided cemetery tours. Registration will open in Spring 2019. For more information, visit https://gravestonestudies.org.
Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI): July 9-July 11, 2019
Ft. Wayne, IN
MAAGI is the only African American focused event offering a total of 48 classes over 3 days with evening lectures, and guided personalized instruction. MAAGI 2019 will begin on Tuesday July 9th and conclude on Thursday July 11th, so come and join the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute family for a memorable and content rich experience! Visit their website at http://www.maagiinstitute.org/ for details and to register.
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR): July 21–July 26, 2019
The Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) hosted by the Georgia Genealogy Society provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through a week of intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. Students choose one course that lasts throughout the week. Topics range from a course for beginners to a variety of courses on specialized topics. Visit the IGHR website for more details.
FGS National Conference: August 21–24, 2019
The Federation of Genealogical Societies makes its first visit to the nation's capital with the National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR Library, and more a Metro ride away. For more information, visit the FGS conference page.
Professional Management Conference: September 19-21, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Association of Professional Genealogists at the one conference designed by professionals for professionals in Salt Lake City, the city where APG began. Attend advanced-level presentations you can't get anywhere else, network with genealogy pros from all over eh U.S. and beyond, and research at the Family History Libreary before and after the conference. Watch their conference webpage for details as they unfold.
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
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