Our annual special event this year is a trip down memory lane, a train trip that is. The day starts off at 10:30 am with a ride on the Black Trolley Limousine to visit the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, located at the old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot on Toole Avenue in downtown Tucson. We will have lunch at Maynard’s Market & Kitchen across the street from the Museum, then return to hear from our guest speaker Kim S. Harrison on Railroad Pension Records: Their Value for Genealogical Answer and Business of Railroads Impact People’s Lives (Created Other /Sources).
The Trolley will make trips every 15 minutes between the parking lot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1540 E. Linden Street and the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Avenue. The last Trolley leaves the Museum for the Church at 12:15 pm.
The Trolley ride is $5.00*
Lunch is Dutch (on your own)
Kim’s lectures are FREE
*Visit the PCGS Marketplace to order and pay online or print and mail in your check.
OCTOBER 20, 2018
|10:30am-12:15pm||$5.00||Trolley makes trips between parking lot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1540 E. Linden St. and Southern Arizona Transportation Museum, 414 N. Toole Ave. every 15 minutes. The last Trolley leaves the museum for the church at 12:15pm.|
|Finish by 12:15pm||Dutch Treat||Lunch at Maynard’s Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave. or at a location of your choice.|
|1:00pm-3:00pm||FREE||Presentations by Kim S. Harrison in the Cultural Hall at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1540 E. Linden St. Cupcakes will be served for dessert.|
The presentations by our special guest speaker Kim S. Harrison will be interesting and relevant to most people even if your ancestor never worked for the railroads. Her topics will cover:
Railroad Pension Records: Their Value for Genealogical Answer
- Review of a pension records and the value of the information to tell the person’s story
- A must have for railroad workers after the 1930’s
Business of Railroads Impact People’s Lives (Created Other Sources)
- Review of different types of records and information about railroads and your ancestor’s story
- Many of these records are at our fingertips as well as hiding in archives and libraries
- Reminder that many records exist concerning your ancestors that never was employed by railroads
Kim S. Harrison has been doing genealogy since 1974 and in 1998 was fortunate to turn her passion into her vocation. She had the privilege of working in the library community by representing some of the big online providers of information (Gale, Otherdays.com, ProQuest, NewsBank and Ancestry) before relocating her consultant business to AZ. Her genealogy memberships since 1970s have been National Genealogical Society and Ohio Genealogical Society, as well as being past President of the Michigan Genealogical Council. She currently serves as Vice President of AzGAB.
During the 1980s Kim lobbied the National Archives to stop the destruction of the Railroad Pension Application files. Later she wrote a grant for the preservation of the investigation into the Sultana Disaster, which is now available (free) on Fold3. Her most interesting ancestor was Lot Little and being able to join the DAR under his service. Lot was a freed slave from NH. Continuing education resume includes Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, plus having attended way too many national, state and local genealogy conferences to enhance her genealogical and/or historical knowledge.
Non-members are welcome to attend our general meetings as guests. All attendees are eligible for door prizes. Handouts for the presentation are available to PCGS members only on our website in the Secure Download area. Remember to select Members Only to login, then navigate to Secure Download on the left navigation panel.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018|
|10:30am – 12:15pm (Museum and Lunch)
1:00pm – 3:00pm (Presentation)
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1540 East Linden Street
PARKING IS FREE
Map to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1540 E. Linden Street
relative to Banner-UMC.