Reading Those Documents-Saturday, March 16, 2019

This Saturday’s general meeting is all about reading our documents. We will start with a short class by Amy Urman on Abbreviations & Symbols. There are numerous types of abbreviations and symbols found when researching. The type of abbreviations and symbols that we encounter may differ depending on the document type, time period, or context of writing.

Amy Urman

Amy Urman is an experienced speaker, professional genealogist and private investigator. She holds a General Research Certificate from Boston University and is a graduate of ProGen. She is the co-founder and current president of the Pima County Genealogy Society.

Diana Elder, AG, will follow with a live online presentation entitled Right Under Your Nose: Analyzing Records You Already Have. Searching for clues about an ancestor but coming up empty? Helpful information is often hiding in documents that have already been found. Carefully analyzing records that are attached to your ancestor can shed new light on your research. We’ll discuss the reliability of informants, original vs. derivative records, and more.

Diana Elder

Diana Elder, AG, is a professional genealogist, author, and speaker. She is the author of “Research Like a Pro: A Genealogists Guide” and creator of the Research Like a Pro study group, eCourse, and podcast. She writes regular articles for, the genealogy website created by her daughter, Nicole Dyer, and presents regularly at genealogy conferences, sharing the methods she uses every day to solve challenging genealogical problems.

We will continue to discover the Relatives Around Us during the break and find out if we have any new relatives in the room. If you want to play, read our blog post Are we Related? Find out on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to find out what you need to do before the meeting in order to play.

Non-members are welcome to attend up to two of our general meetings as guests. All attendees are eligible for the door prize. Handouts for these presentations 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. Not a member? Go to our website’s Join/Renew page and see how easy it is to join online!

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Truly Nolen LTC
436 S. Williams Blvd.
Tucson, AZ
Parking is free

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  1. Sherri Hessick | |

    Amy and Diana both gave great presentations today. We all learned a lot. And I discovered I am related to a few more PCGS members than I realized during the break! Thanks everyone for a fun day.

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