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March 20 Meeting Link

Registration for the March virtual monthly meeting is open.  The link to register is: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You do not need to be a PCGS member to attend the live broadcast; however, membership is required for access to the handouts and the recording.
 
 
Sandy Chan will present "A History of Tucson's Chinese Community"  This presentation will take the audience to China, Mexico and Canada as we explore the complex history of Tucson's Chinese community. Important Chinese Tucsonan's will be introduced and their lives in Tucson's minority communities will be discussed. Time permitting, the challenges of doing Chinese genealogical research will be explored.
Sandy Chan has a Master’s in Library Science and was a faculty librarian at Pima Community College for 25 years. She is the former president of the Arizona State Genealogical Society, the predecessor to the Pima County Genealogy Society. She authored “The Incredible Life of Ah One: Tucson’s Chinese Sailor,” published in the Journal of Arizona History in 2015.  Also, in 2015, the PCGS Researcher published her article “Solving the Question of Identity for Wong You, Tucson Grocer.” She was the lead on the Tucson Chinese History Lab project done in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Society and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center. She was interviewed on the Chinese railroad workers in Southern Arizona for the award-winning film “Voices of Vail.” She has been researching the Don Wah family and other Tucson Chinese families for over 10 years. Finally, she has been doing presentations on the history of Tucson’s Chinese community to various groups for over five years.
 
 
Amy Urman will present "Courting: Records of the Court and how to find them."
Amy Urman is an experienced speaker, Professional Genealogist and Private Investigator. She holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and the National Genealogical Society American Genealogy Course. She is a graduate of ProGen and serves as a ProGen Coordinator. She has completed intensive training in Forensic Research, Advanced Research Tools: Land Research, The Family History Law Library, Advanced Evidence Analysis Practicum, and Corpus Juris: Advanced Legal Concepts for Genealogy. She spent twenty years working in a law office researching and hanging around courthouses prior to striking out on her own. Amy now owns her own Private Investigative agency, Nosy Wilma LLC. She has served in numerous volunteer and leadership positions for several state societies. She is the co-founder and current president of the Pima County Genealogy Society and Vice President of the Grand Canyon APG Chapter.
 
Our monthly meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. Arizona time. This meeting will be recorded as usual, so PCGS members will be able to watch it later if they are unable to attend live, or they may watch it to refresh their memories if they forget something.
 
We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy during this difficult time. PCGS will continue to provide educational opportunities in a virtual format to meet the needs of the genealogical community and simultaneously doing our part to help stopping the spread.


Volunteers Needed!

We need your help
 
Our Society runs on volunteers. Below are the most critical positions needed immediately. Please consider contributing your time and talents to these areas.
 
Newsletter editor
Workshop Committee Chair
Program Committee for help run Zoom meetings
Blogger
RootsMagic SIG facilitator
 
For more information or to Volunteer please send an email to help@azpimagensoc.org

 
 

 


New Membership Benefit

You can now receive 10% off Professional Genealogy Research from Legacy Tree Genealogists.
Please go to the Members Only page and Select "Member Discounts" for the Link.
 



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Upcoming Events
March 9
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Beginning Genealogy Course Part 1 - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
  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 ...
March 13
9:30 am to 11:30 am
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
  Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.
March 16
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Beginning Genealogy Course Part 1 - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
  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 ...
March 20
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family Tree Maker SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
  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 ...
March 20
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PCGS Monthly Meeting
Short Class: Sandy Chan will present "A History of Tucson's Chinese Community" This presentation will take the audience to China, Mexico and Canada as we ...
March 23
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Beginning Genealogy Course Part 1 - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
  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 ...
April 10
9:30 am to 11:30 am
DNA SIG - MEMBERS ONLY
  Get answers to your DNA questions, guidance on interpreting your results and updates on what's new in DNA testing.
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