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Tucson Family History Fair
Saturday, February 8
Tucson Family History Fair  (Conferences - Regional)
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints East Stake Center, 6901 E. Kenyon, Tucson, AZ
Mark your calendar now for this popular and well-attended annual event. The class schedule and flyer will be avalable on the Tucson Family History Center wiki page (https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Tucson_Arizona_Family_History_Center). The list of classes are posted there now.
 
Handouts are posted there as speakers make them available.
 
NOTE: Presenters will not have handouts. Attendees must print them in advance from the above website.
 


Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, February 12
Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (Education Sessions)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
This course is intended for the new genealogist or those that are re-starting after a long absence and wish to learn how to conduct genealogical research in the most efficient way. There is an established syllabus and participation requires pre-registration.


PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, February 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: Three Keys to Successful Genealogy Presentations
Putting together a presentation can be a daunting experience. A successful presentation is a well-constructed conversation with fellow genealogical enthusiasts. So, what makes a great presentation? Pat will give us some tips.
Speaker: Pat Dunford
Pat Dunford, "lifelong" genealogist and "career long" educator, presenting Three Keys to a successful genealogy presentation.
 
Program: Hidden Genealogy in the Laws of the Federal and State Governments

This category includes records created by government agencies and commissions as well as records created in response to criminal offenses bothlarge and small. Details can include birth date and place, immigration information, sentence, date and place of trial, and more.

Speaker: 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.


GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, February 22
GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (Education Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
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. 


Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, February 26
Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (Education Sessions)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
This course is intended for the new genealogist or those that are re-starting after a long absence and wish to learn how to conduct genealogical research in the most efficient way. There is an established syllabus and participation requires pre-registration.



RootsMagic SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, March 7
RootsMagic SIG - 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. Bring your questions to be answered and problems to be solved.


Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, March 11
Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (Education Sessions)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
This course is intended for the new genealogist or those that are re-starting after a long absence and wish to learn how to conduct genealogical research in the most efficient way. There is an established syllabus and participation requires pre-registration.


GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, March 14
GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (Education Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
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, March 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, March 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: Julian and Gregorian Calendars
Leslie will tell us about the two calendars and their differences.
Speaker: Leslie Carney
Leslie Carney is a Professional Genealogist specializing in the Southwestern United States, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Native American Indian and Sonora Mexico.  Leslie has always lived in sunny Tucson, Arizona.  Experience in researching and documenting family history in various repositories and archives.  A speaker who enjoys educating others in the understanding of Social History, genealogical issues and promoting the interest in genealogy. You may have seen her webinar on Family History Fanatics "What Does the Document Tell Us?" Leslie is a graduate of Boston University in Certificate in Genealogical Studies, and Professional Genealogy Study Group. She is currently the Secretary of Pima County Genealogy Society (PCGS), and past Secretary of Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board (AzGAB). She has served as the Seminar Chair, Monthly Meeting/Program Chair, Special Events Chair, and Workshop Chair for PCGS.  A member of FGS, NGS, SCGS, APG, UGS, VGA, NYG&B and Jewish Gen. Her day job is a United States Postal Worker. 
 
Program: Using Tax Records to Identify Ancestors
Tax lists were generally taken annually and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. A listing for your ancestor in a tax list can provide evidence of his residence and land ownership in the case of missing or destroyed records, and in time periods before the 1790 U.S. Census.
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


Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, March 25
Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (Education Sessions)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
This course is intended for the new genealogist or those that are re-starting after a long absence and wish to learn how to conduct genealogical research in the most efficient way. There is an established syllabus and participation requires pre-registration.



Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Wednesday, April 8
Beginning Genealogy Course, Part I - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (Education Sessions)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
This course is intended for the new genealogist or those that are re-starting after a long absence and wish to learn how to conduct genealogical research in the most efficient way. There is an established syllabus and participation requires pre-registration.


GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, April 11
GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY  (Education Sessions)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family History Center, 500 S. Langley Ave., Tucson, AZ 85710
 
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 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, April 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
 
Program: Wives, Widows, and Spinsters: Documenting Women's Relationships
Details about women’s lives are found in examining their relationships. What records exist that document relationships to significant others? Learn what records exist that connect a woman to her husband, partner, or significant other, what information the records provide, as well as where these records can be found.
Speaker: Gena Philibert-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 SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, May 2
RootsMagic SIG - 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. Bring your questions to be answered and problems to be solved.


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, May 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.


Saturday, May 16
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 2 Graduation Ceremony
 
Program & Speaker: Students from Emily Gray Middle School will tell us about their family history projects.
 



Saturday, June 6
America: Our Records and Our History  (Webinars)
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
This is a virtual conference focusing on the federal records of interest to genealogists at the National Archives. Speakers and topic details will be published when it is finalized.


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, June 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, June 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
Class: Top Ten Countdown: How to Find a Birth Year Without a Birth Certificate
Birth certificates are a fairly recent phenomenon. Most states did not have state vital records office in operation until the early 20th century. Amy will describe other ways to acquire birth information.
Speaker: 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.
 
Program: The Ins and Outs of Newspaper Research
Newspapers are a great source of family history details. Newspapers give facts and tell stories of our ancestor’s lives. We will learn some tips and tricks to searching newspapers, briefly cover what different facts one can learn about their ancestors in newspapers, and look at a number of newspaper websites and databases (including how to effectively search them).
Speaker: Moreen Ferdie
Moreen Ferdie, PLCGS, is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in American Records and Methodology. She is currently finishing her studies in Eastern European. She is a professional genealogist. Moreen has been researching her family history for a number of years. Her specialties are Jewish, Eastern European and Newspapers. She is the Vice President of the Southern Arizona Genealogy Society (SAGS). Moreen plans the educational opportunities for SAGS. Moreen currently volunteers two afternoons a week at the Tucson Family History Center.



PCGS General Meeting - NO MEETING THIS MONTH
Saturday, July 18
PCGS General Meeting - NO MEETING THIS MONTH  (Monthly Meetings)
 
We are taking our summer break and will resume our monthly meetings on August 15, 2020!
 
 



RootsMagic SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, August 1
RootsMagic SIG - 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. Bring your questions to be answered and problems to be solved.


Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, August 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, August 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: Mobile Apps for Genealogists
An overview of helpful genealogy and family history mobile apps from FamilySearch, Ancestry, and others.
Speaker: Bob Black
Bob Black retired in 2015 after a 38-year career in healthcare human resources. He has been volunteering at the Family History Center since 2011 and served as Director from 2014 until early 2019.  He currently serves on the PCGS Steering Committee.   He has a bachelor's and master's degree from Brigham Young University.   
 
Program: Becoming Americans
This class is a general overview of the immigration records available that help us piece together how, when, and why our immigrant ancestors came to America.  We will discuss passenger lists, alien registration files, naturalization records, as well as many other records and where to find them.
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 the Pima County Genealogy Society and a member of its steering and programming committees.



Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, September 19
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.


Saturday, September 19
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
These events are not yet confirmed.
 
Class: Library of Congress Collections
 
Speaker: April Hale
 
 
Program: Arizona State Archives Resources
 
Speaker: To be announced
 
 



RootsMagic SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, October 3
RootsMagic SIG - 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. Bring your questions to be answered and problems to be solved.


2020 Workshop & Seminar with Photo Expert Maureen Taylor
Friday, October 16 through Saturday, October 17
2020 Workshop & Seminar with Photo Expert Maureen Taylor  (Workshops/Seminars)
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
Friday Workshop Title: Albums: Identification, Preservation, Sharing
 
Saturday Seminar Topics:
   Lectures: Civil War Photo Clues
   Who's Little Joe? Photo Detecting 101
   7 Clues in a Box of Snapshots and 20th Century Images
 
Registration and details will be published on our website as soon as they are available.
 
SAVE THE DATE!!


Saturday, October 17
PCGS General Meeting - NO MEETING THIS MONTH  (Monthly Meetings)
In lieu of our regular monthly meeting, we will be holding our semi-annual seminar with Maureen Taylor the Photo Detective. Please check our seminar page for details as we draw closer to the event.



Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, November 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, November 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: Can I Use DAR.org?
DAR.org is a great genealogical resource. Karen will give an overview of what it offers and how to use it. We will look at the DAR library, several databases, card catalog and bible records. With over 1 million members' applications, there is an abundance of information available to all.
Speaker: Karen Winchester
Raised in Iowa, married an Air Force man, Karen Winchester has lived in six states and in Panama Canal.  She has lived in Tucson for 30 plus years. She has a BS degree from the University of Phoenix in Business Administration. Karen has followed in the steps of her mother and grandmother in researching her family. She started in the 70’s helping her mom in libraries.  Taking a break to raise a family, she recently returned to her quest.  Due to her mother’s support, she has been a DAR member for over 30 years; her mother joined in 1979, and grandmother in 1972. Today Karen is the registrar for the Tucson Chapter of the DAR. She wants to share the resources of the DAR that are open to the public via on-line, to help you further your research and  hopefully find a Revolutionary patriot and perhaps to a Mayflower passenger.
 
Program: Recording an Oral History: The Big Ten Blunders
Former newspaper journalist Kristin Delaplane has been conducting oral histories since 1991. She received her training at UC Berkeley and is a Certified Oral Historian. In this talk she will cover the ten most common mistakes and give tips on conducting oral histories that will bring out the most information from the interviewee.
Speaker: Kristin Delaplane
Kristin helps people capture their family or company stories through video oral history interviews and historical and genealogy research. Many clients have her craft a storyline to be published in a custom-bound book. From the great American landscape her clients have included notable American families and celebrities, including Best Actor Oscar winners and a Kennedy Center Honoree. A former journalist with the San Francisco Chronicle, Kristin has published several books, was active as a museum oral historian, and wrote a history column for several years.



RootsMagic SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, December 5
RootsMagic SIG - 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. Bring your questions to be answered and problems to be solved.


PCGS General Meeting - NO MEETING THIS MONTH
Saturday, December 19
PCGS General Meeting - NO MEETING THIS MONTH  (Monthly Meetings)
Happy Holidays! Please join us on January 16, 2021, for our first meeting of the new year!