PCGS Special Interest Groups
Also known as SIGs, these "member only" specialized groups were created to assist members with their genealogy efforts. Most groups meet monthly at Banner–University Medical Center in conference rooms just off the cafeteria. Meetings usually last about two hours, however, you should check the PCGS Calendar listing for the most up-to-date meeting day/time/location.
SIG meetings are informal and provide a great way to share genealogy research techniques and ask questions. If you have an interest in a particular area of genealogy that you feel should have a SIG, please let us know.
Wi-fi is available in the meeting rooms and parking is free. If you need more information about any SIG, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RootsMagic: RootsMagic is a genealogy software program to help you with organizing, researching and sharing your family tree. This group meets the 1st Saturday of every other month from 10:00AM-12:00PM. Check the Calendar for meeting room location and topics.
Family Tree Maker: How to best use this popular genealogy software program on both PC and Mac platforms is the focus of the group -- for beginners and experienced users alike. Members meet to discuss and show hands-on application operations and features. Bring your laptop to meetings, if you like. Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00AM-12:00PM -- check the Calendar for meeting room location.
DNA SIG: Get answers to your DNA questions and guidance on interpreting your results. The first half of the meeting is a review of basic concepts and Q&A or a case study. The second half is a planned topic of the month and discussion of DNA developments. The DNA SIG meets one Saturday a month from 9:30AM-11:30AM. Please check the Calendar for the date and meeting room location.
If you would like to attend a SIG meeting but aren't yet a PCGS member, click here to join on-line today!
Special Beginners & Help Group Sessions
Beginning Genealogy Sessions: These periodic sessions are designed to assist current members who are just getting started in their genealogy research. How to take those first steps down the genealogy path using information you may have already gathered and how to use genealogy charts, forms, books, websites and other resources will be covered. Check the Calendar for date, time and location of future sessions.
Help Group Sessions: If you need help breaking through those brickwalls or are just looking for some general help, plan to attend an upcoming session. Sessions are designed to help the novice as well as the seasoned researcher. Check the Calendar for date, time and location of future sessions.