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Break Down Those Brick Walls!

Nicole Dyer is moderating a panel of three people telling us how they broke through their brick walls after many years of trying. Listen to Nicole tell us a little bit about it in the video below. Then come to the meeting on Saturday, August 18, to hear the full story for the panel's lips.
After the panel, Jodi Lynn Strait will tell us all about State Censuses--Which ones exist, where you can find them, and what clues they provide.


Registration Now Open for Irish Workshop!

Join us for this exciting workshop featuring Miles Davenport, genealogist & lecturer at the McLelland Library in Phoenix, as he discusses 19th Century Irish Genealogy Research: What's Available and How to Use It.
Participants will gain an in-depth look at Irish records created during the 1800’s.  The Irish Civil Registration process will be explored, including the time period covered by these records and their limitations.  The workshop will demonstrate how to use church parish records, Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe Applotment Books, and other early 19th Century sources to uncover your Irish ancestors.  Participants will learn about Ireland’s civil and religious jurisdictions and why this knowledge is essential in locating your Irish ancestors.  A case study will be used to illustrate the various ways to determine family relationships prior to the start of the Civil Registration process.
Workshop Date & Time: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:30AM - 12Noon
Workshop Location: Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Rd., Tucson, AZ - Duval Auditorium
Cost:  Members - $15
Non-Members - $20
Registration & Payment Deadline: August 25, 2018.
Visit the PCGS Marketplace to register online and either mail in the registration with your check or pay via PayPal. PCGS Members be sure to sign in before visiting the Marketplace in order to receive the reduced member price.

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The Conference Beat


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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August 18
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
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August 18
PCGS General Meeting
This month's class, "Tips on Breaking Brick Walls" will feature Nicole Dyer moderating a panel of three people telling us how ...

September 1
RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY
RootsMagic software users' general meeting to further their knowledge and share their expertise of the software.

September 8
19th Century Irish Genealogy Research: What’s Available and How to Find It
Join us for this special workshop and learn how to research your 19th century Irish ancestors.    Our workshop presenter, ...

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September 15
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, ...

September 15
PCGS General Meeting
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