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November 16 General Meeting

Our last meeting of the year features two great topics to carry you over to next year.  
 
Raya Robinson will kick off with a discussion on the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage and the founding of the Plymouth Colony. There are 35 million Mayflower descendants in the world. We will find out what the members of the Arizona Mayflower Society do as an organization, what the upcoming events commemorating the landmark will be in Arizona and in Massachusetts, and what the qualifications are for joining the Arizona Mayflower Society. Raya will be joined by others from the Arizona Mayflower Society to answer our questions. Raya Robinsons is the current State of Arizona Mayflower Historian. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who practiced public accounting in Southern California for a few decades. She currently resides in Gilbert, Arizona, with one large German Shepherd who takes up more than her own side of the bed.
 
Leslie Carney will follow with our program Deciphering Handwriting in Old Documents. Knowing the history of writing or script found in old documents can help genealogists read and understand what the document is about. Leslie will show you examples of how handwriting changed through the ages from the 15th through the 18th centuries. Leslie is a professional genealogist specializing in the southwestern United States, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Native American Indiana and Sonoro Mexico. She as always lived in sunny Tucson, Arizona. She is a speaker who enjoys educating others in the understanding of Social History, genealogical issues and promoting the interest in ginealogy. Leslie is a graduate of Boston Universit in Certificate in Genealogical Studies, and Profesional Genealogy Study Group. She is currently the Secretary of Pima County Genealogy Society (PCGS), and past Secretary of Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board (AzGAB). Her day job is a United States Postal Worker.
 
The handout for Raya's talk is available for PCGS members in the Secure Download area. You do not have to be a PCGS member to attend, but you do have to be a member to download the handout.
 
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center
436 S. Williams Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
 
 PARKING IS FREE



ANNOUNCING MEMBERSHIP DUES INCREASE

Effective 1 January 2020, our membership dues will increase from $20 for individual and $27 for family memberships to $25 and $32 respectively. You can still join or renew at the existing $20/$27 prices until 31 December 2019 by visiting our Join / Renew page and following the instructions.
 
This is the first dues increase since our organization was founded in 2011 and represents the many membership benefits that have been added since then. We hope that you will agree that membership in Pima County Genealogy Society is a bargain.
 
 
 

 





Society Cookbook

PCGS is publishing a Society Cookbook. We invite our members to submit their favorite family recipes. There is room for a short note to tell a little about the recipe if you wish. The recipes can be those that have been handed down through generations, or just traditional recipes that your immediate family enjoys. Perhaps recipes your immigrant ancestors brought from their home country. 
 
For instructions on submitting a recipe, login to Members Only, then click on Cookbook in the left navigation panel. If you don't wish to type the recipe in yourself, email it to Michelle Launi and she will enter it for you. Her email address is in the instructions.
 
Thank you for sharing your recipes and a piece of your heritage. We will let you know when the books will be available for purchase.

 


Announcing a New Member Benefit!

 
We are now recording our monthly meetings! The recordings are available for our Members Only to be viewed in case they missed a meeting or wish to review something the speaker said or didn't quite catch the website address on the screen. This is especially helpful for our members who are winter visitors–now they won't miss our summer programs!
 
We would still love to see our members join us at the meetings in person. We love seeing your smiling faces andwe have much more fun when we are together. But we know that isn't always possible and this option is there for those of us that can't always be there.
 
To access the recordings, log in to Members Only with your username and password, then click on Videos in the left navigation panel.
 
Members are reminded that these recordings are provided as a benefit of membership in the Pima County Genealogy Society and may not be shared or broadcast outside of the Society. Not a member of PCGS? Click here for our easy online join process or for a link for the form to join by mail.

 


Another Membership Benefit

PCGS Professional Genealogist Online Directory
 
PCGS members who are professional genealogists and accept clients (paid or pro-bono) may be listed in a PCGS Professional Genealogist Online Directory. The directory is publicly available on the PCGS website, but only PCGS members are eligible to be listed.
 
If you are an active PCGS member and would like to be included in the Professional Genealogist Online Directory, please fill out the pdf form under Members Only > Secure Download > Pro Genealogist Directory Form and email it to webmanager@azpimagensoc.org.

 


Our Meeting Place

Beginning in 2019, we meet at the Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd. Only our monthly meetings and the Family Tree Maker SIG are affected by this change. Reference our blog post We've Got a New Home! for details.
 
Map to Truly Nolen LTC and photo of front of building



What Does Our Logo Symbolize?

Our logo is based on the state flag of Arizona which “represents the copper star of Arizona rising from a blue field in the face of a setting sun” (quote from legislation). The 13 gold and red rays represent the sun setting over the western desert and the original 13 colonies. Red and gold colors were also carried by Coronado’s Spanish expedition in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540. The center star signifies copper production. Arizona produces more copper than any other state in the country and one of its nicknames is the Copper State. The field of blue is the same liberty blue as the United States flag. Blue and old gold are also Arizona’s official state colors. For more information about the state symbols of Arizona, visit the Arizona page of the State Symbols USA website.
 
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Get the Latest Society News in Your Email Inbox!

Do you want to get the latest Society news in your email inbox? When are the meeting handouts available for download? What is the next meeting about? When can I register for that workshop I heard about? We always post notices of those items and more on our blog and you can sign up to receive email notification when a new post is published on the blog. Here's how:
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We also occasionally send emails to our members through our website (like when a new issue of The PCGS Researcher is published). Please make sure your spam filters are set-up to include mail from our email server: @azpimagensoc.org. We will not fill out your spam filter requests for verification. It will be your responsibility to update things on your end to receive all your member benefits like newsletters and meeting reminders! 


 

 

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Upcoming Events
December 14
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
  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.  ...
December 21
PCGS General Meeting - NO MEETING THIS MONTH
Happy Holidays! Please join us on January 20, 2020, for our first meeting of the new year!    
January 11
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
  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.  ...
February 8
Tucson Family History Center - Family History Fair
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 ...
February 22
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
  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.  ...
March 14
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
  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.  ...
April 11
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
GGiP 2 Study Group - PRE-REGISTERED MEMBERS ONLY
  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.  ...
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