Photos L-R courtesy of PCGS members: (1) Jodi Lynn Strait; (2) Sherri Hessick; (3) Amy Urman.

PCGS August Meeting

 

Our upcoming August meeting includes international research, mobsters & criminals, and getting behind the truth! Joey Caccarozzo, our featured speaker (and PCGS member), will take us on her journey to reveal the truth behind the “Caccarozzo” surname. Is “Caccarozzo” her true surname or did her great-grandfather create that name before immigrating to the U.S.? Did her great-grandfather’s emigration story involve criminals and mobsters? Joey will begin her story by presenting a class on The Do’s and Don’ts of a Successful International Research Trip followed by her presentation entitled Case Study: Criminals, Mobsters and the Truth Behind My Name.

 

 Joey Caccarozzo is a relative newcomer to genealogy. She began researching her family tree only seven years ago, when she was pregnant with her second child (she now has three children). Although she is new to genealogy, she is very experienced at complex international research.

 

She has been a prosecutor for the Department of Homeland Security for over 13 years. She has prosecuted removal cases involving national security, human rights violators, and individuals who have provided material support to terrorists. Her specialty is Eastern European asylum fraud, but she has also aided in the prosecution of large scale fraud involving Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Eritrean nationals. Her employment background has assisted her in pursuing her family’s history; however, pursuing her family’s history has also helped her become a better researcher in her career.

 

Meeting Date:  Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

Meeting Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm

Meeting Place:  Banner-University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Rd., DuVal Auditorium (Room 2600), Tucson, AZ. Parking is free.

 

A handout for The Do's and Dont's of a Successful International Research Trip is now available in the Members Only > Secure Download area of our website.

 

 
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About CeCe Moore
CeCe Moore is the genetic genealogy consultant for the popular PBS television series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Her work has also been featured on ABC's 20/20, PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, Nightline, Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Crime Watch Daily, Nancy Grace, CBS This Mornnig and The Doctors, as well as being quoted in many online and print publications.
 
As a leading proponent of genetic genealogy education, CeCe is the co-founder of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy and has written the popular blog Your Genetic Genealogist since 2010. CeCe is considered an innovator in the use of autosomal DNA for genealogy, and is frequently consulted by DNA testing companies, genealogists, adoptees, and the press.
 

 
The Conference Beat

 

2017 Genealogical Society of Hispanic America 28th Annual Conference – "Ancient Trails to Super Highways...Discover Your Roots"

 

August 18-20, 2017 at the Radisson Airport Hotel in Ontario, California. This 21/2 day conference is jam packed with informative genealogy education sessions and opportunities to network with others who focus on Hispanic research. Register now and catch the Early Bird rate which is good through July 18, 2017. For more information and to register, visit gsha.net/conference.

 

 

FGS (Federation of Genealogical Societies) 2017 Conference – "Building Bridges to the Past"

 

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Online registration is now open! Whether you are just beginning your genealogy adventure or have been at it for decades, join fellow genealogists and family historians at our 2017 event. More information is available at fgs.org.

 

 


 

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28th Annual Genealogical Society of Hispanic America Conference & Business Mtg
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