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Research Strategies and Historical Writing
Saturday, March 30
Research Strategies and Historical Writing  (Webinars)
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Join in an engaging virtual conference where the emphasis is on interactivity and learning about genealogy research and writing!
Early bird pricing of $19.99 until March 22, then $24.99 after that. Register at the Family History website:  https://www.familyhistoryfanatics.com/pimacounty. The schedule, class descriptions, and speaker biographies are also on their website.
 
PCGS will be offering the opportunity to watch the econference in a group at our meeting facility, Truly Nolen LTC, 436 S. Williams Blvd., at no additional cost, to residents of Tucson and surrounding areas.  You must register and pay for the econference by March 16 in order to receive the invitation.



DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, April 6
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Banner-UMC, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ, Rooms 2500 E & F (just off the cafeteria)
NOTE: This is a change to the regular schedule.
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results, and updates on what's new in DNA testing.


Genetic Genealogy in Practice Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, April 13
Genetic Genealogy in Practice Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
Participants are studying the Genetic Genealogy in Practice workbook by Blaine T. Bettinger and  Debbie Parker Wayne. There is an established syllabus and participation requires pre-registration. 


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, April 20
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
If you are an FTM user (PC and Mac) and interested in exploring all the features of this software program, please join us. FTM users of all levels are welcome to attend any of our lively, hands-on learning sessions.


PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, April 20
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
Short Event: Genetic Genealogy in Practice Study Group 1 Graduation Ceremony
 
Program: Life in 1920
Using life in the 1920s as a case study we will look at sources for learning more about the era and the people living during this time. We will explore fashion, home management, occupations, membership organizations, news, historical events, entertainment, and more. We will then discuss how to conduct social history research in any era.
Speaker: Gena Phlibert-Ortega. 
Gena is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. Her published works include two books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing), and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree, and she is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads



RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, May 4
RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
RootsMagic software users' general meeting to further their knowledge and share their expertise of the software.


DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, May 11
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE.
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results, and updates on what's new in DNA testing.


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, May 18
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
If you are an FTM user (PC and Mac) and interested in exploring all the features of this software program, please join us. FTM users of all levels are welcome to attend any of our lively, hands-on learning sessions.


PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, May 18
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
Class:  Research Logs
Speaker: Rondie Yancey
 
Program: Getting to Know Fold3
Fold3 is a website dedicated mainly to military records including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This class will to show you how to navigate the website, provide highlights on some of their collections, explore the Fold 3 memorial feature, and share some search strategies specific to the site. 
Speaker: Jodi Lynn Strait
Jodi Lynn Strait has been doing genealogical research for over 20 years. She is a certificate holder of Boston University's Genealogical Research Program and completed the NGS home study course. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Chinkchewunska, New Jersey, chapter of the D.A.R. Jodi is PCGS's Treasurer, editor of our newsletter The PCGS Researcher, serves as our Facebook manager, and serves on the Program, Publicity, and Workshop & Tours Committees.



DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, June 8
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, June 15
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
If you are an FTM user (PC and Mac) and interested in exploring all the features of this software program, please join us. FTM users of all levels are welcome to attend any of our lively, hands-on learning sessions.


PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, June 15
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
Class: Who Died? When? Where? How?
This talk is about finding the death records of our ancestors.  In addition to the obvious records, we will explore alternate sources as well as additional information they may contain.
Speaker: Edie Sly
Edie started genealogy research in 1984. She has mostly done research in the Midwest part of the United States but has some bits and pieces in the northeast, the mid-south and Texas.  Foreign research has included Norway, Germany and Denmark.  She was a staff volunteer at the Langley Family History Center for more than 20 years.  She has lectured for the Green Valley Genealogy Society many times on many subjects and has also been the lecturer at the Pinal County Genealogist Workshop in Casa Grande, Voyager Resort Genealogy Club, Sun City Vistoso Genealogy Society and several other groups.   She is also a former board member of the now defunct Arizona State Genealogy Society.
 
Program: Fraternal Organizations: Find Value in Meeting Minutes and Records
Speaker: Barbara Salyer
Barbara has been a genealogical researcher, instructor, speaker, and author for over 45 years. She has been a Certified Genealogist for 25 years. She is a member of the National Genealogy Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Daughters of Colonial Wars. Barbara received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 from the Arizona State Genealogy Society.



RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, July 6
RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
RootsMagic software users' general meeting to further their knowledge and share their expertise of the software.


DNA SIG -MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, July 13
DNA SIG -MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.


Saturday, July 20
PCGS General Meeting - NO MEETING THIS MONTH  (Monthly Meetings)
 
We are taking our summer break and will resume our monthly meetings on August 17, 2019!
 
 



DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, August 10
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, August 17
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
If you are an FTM user (PC and Mac) and interested in exploring all the features of this software program, please join us. FTM users of all levels are welcome to attend any of our lively, hands-on learning sessions.


PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, August 17
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
Class: What Do You Mean?
When does Senior and Junior not mean father and son? When does son not really mean son? Find out what some of these words that can fool you might mean so you don't put people in the wrong position in your family tree.
Speaker: Sherri Hessick
Sherri Hessick is a certificate holder of the Boston University Genealogical Research Program, is a graduate of the Research Lik a Pro Study Group, and is a member of theTucson chapter of teh DAR. She is currently in the ProGen 37 Study Group and is studying with the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. Sherri has been a genealogy researcher, lecturer, and instructor for 20+ years, and a volunteer at the Tucson Family History Center for 8 yars. She is the Vice President for PCGS and serves as our web manager and blogger.
 
Program: Roman Catholic Records - The Catholic Heritage
Catholicism is the largest Christian faith with nearly a billian Catholics worldwide. Catholic records pre-date civil registrations and, in some areas, records are available from the 1400s. In some cases, Catholic priests recorded births, marriages, and deaths of all citizens, even if they practiced a different faith. Learn what records were created, what information may be contained in those records, how to locate which parish your ancestors belonged to, and how to access these records.
Speaker: Joey Caccarozzo
Joey L. Caccarozzo is a federal trial attorney by day and a speaker and researcher by night and weekends with a focus on DNA, Italian, Louisiana, Slovak, and Ukrainian studies. She is currently pursuing her Italian genealogy certificate through the National Institute of Genealogy Studies. She is the speaker coordinator for teh Pima County Genealogy Society and a member of its steering and programming committees.



RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, September 7
RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
RootsMagic software users' general meeting to further their knowledge and share their expertise of the software.


DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, September 14
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.
 
 


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, September 21
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
If you are an FTM user (PC and Mac) and interested in exploring all the features of this software program, please join us. FTM users of all levels are welcome to attend any of our lively, hands-on learning sessions.


PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, September 21
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
Class: Resources at the Tucson Family History Center
 An overview of the genealogy and family history resources at the Tucson Family History Center, including information on free access to many paid subscription sites, consulting services, photo and document scanning, and the large collection of books and materials.
Speaker: Bob Black
Bob Black, Tucson Family History Center Director, retired in 2015 after many years working in healthcare human resources. He started his career in El Centro, CA, but moved to Tucson for the cooler weather in 1984. He was born in Albuquerque, grew up in San Diego (such a tough place to live!), spent two years speaking German in Germany (but is now only able to tell you when they are cussing in Indiana Jones movies), and graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has six children and nine grandchildren. He's been at the Family History Center since 2011 and has been serving as Co-Director with his wife June since 2014. He really enjoys working with people at the Center on their family history discovery journey. 
 
Program: Deciphering Handwriting in Old Documents
Speaker: Leslie Carney



DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, October 12
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.


Saturday, October 19
Our Annual Celebration!  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
 
Celebrate with us at our annual celebration of the founding of Pima County Genealogy Society!



Saturday, November 2
Research Like a Pro  (Workshops/Seminars)
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
Diana Elder, AG®, and Nicole Dyer of FamilyLocket.com will lead us in a hands-on workshop using their Research Like a Pro process. Watch for details coming in April.


RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, November 2
RootsMagic Users Group - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
RootsMagic software users' general meeting to further their knowledge and share their expertise of the software.


DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, November 9
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, November 16
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
If you are an FTM user (PC and Mac) and interested in exploring all the features of this software program, please join us. FTM users of all levels are welcome to attend any of our lively, hands-on learning sessions.


PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, November 16
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
 
 
Class: Track Your Family with a Timeline
Discover the value of putting your ancestor’s life events into a timeline. Tracking their movements and actions can give you clarity on what you already know and help you find new places to search for records they left behind.
Speaker: Nicole Dyer
Nicole is a genealogist, lecturer, and creator of FamilyLocket.com. She is the co-author of Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist’s Guide and co-hosts the Research Like a Pro podcast with her mother, Diana Elder. She serves on the Steering Committee and is the Publicity Chair for the Pima County Genealogy Society
 
Program:  Unreliable Records: Don't Believe Everything You Read!
The genealogy records we rely upon can be incorrect for a variety of reasons.  Here’s a lighthearted look at some examples Kathleen has found while researching her family tree.  Let’s laugh at the confusion that unreliable records may cause!  And then talk about the importance of “reasonably exhaustive research” and "resolving conflicting evidence” 
Speaker: Kathleen Carter
Kathleen Carter was the first female certified sommelier in Arizona, and has taught wine appreciation classes for years. She also enjoys helping people to discover their ancestors and reaffirm family stories.  Kathleen is an instructor of the “Genetic Genealogy in Practice” Study Group for the Pima County Genealogy Society.



DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, December 14
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.


Saturday, December 21
PCGS General Meeting - NO MEETING THIS MONTH  (Monthly Meetings)
Happy Holidays! Please join us on January 20, 2020, for our first meeting of the new year!