Saturday, April 18, 2015

Deadline extended for Write On! Contest

The deadline for entries in our first Write On! writing contest has been extended to May 2, 2015. This gives you two additional weeks to polish up that story you've been working on.

The winners will be announced, and cash prizes awarded, at the June 20 PCGS meeting. You do not need to be present to win.

For more information and links to the entry form, visit our website at The entry form will not be updated with the new deadline, so please do not be alarmed.

Please direct your questions to

Good luck!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ancestry Immigration and Naturalization Records FREE April 16-20 Offers Free Access to Immigration and Naturalization Records April 16th - 20th

Week of Free Access Enables Families to Discover Stories of Ancestors International Travels and Passage

To start researching the immigration and naturalization records for free, please visit Ancestry Immigration and Naturalization 

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Write On! Deadline is Quickly Approaching

The deadline for entries in the Write On! writing contest is just around the corner: April 18 will be here sooner than you think. Don't miss your opportunity to get some valuable tips on your writing and maybe win some Cash along the way.

This contest is open to everyone. We are looking for original and unpublished works, such as:
  • Memoirs and biographies where the major portion of the facts are from personal memories, interviews, family oral traditions, etc. No, or few, historical documents are used in research. However, information that is not from your personal member should be cited, to show where and how you learned of facts or stories.
  • A family history or biography that is researched and documented through historical documents.
  • Genealogical poems or essays.
Entries should be 4,000 words or less, excluding textboxes, footnotes and endnotes. Authors retain copyright of their material, but grant permission to print the entry in the PCGS newsletter or other PCGS publications. Photos and illustrations used must be free of copyright, or have written permission from the copyright holder, and contain appropriate attribution.

Each entry will be read and graded by three judges using the guidelines at this link. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, at the June 20, 2015 PCGS general meeting. You do not need to be present to win. To enter, follow this link to the Write On! Contest Entry Form and follow the instructions provided. Questions can be directed to the Contest Coordinator at (please put "Write On!" in the subject line).

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Excel Workshop - Learn to use Excel to track and analyze your genealogy data


Saturday, May 30, 2015 
9:30 AM to Noon

University Medical Center
1501 N Campbell Road
Tucson, AZ
Room 2500 C & D
Free Parking

Learn to use this popular spreadsheet program to help you track and analyze data, visualize it in context, summarize it all in charts and graphs, and a whole lot more!  You will learn:
Basic navigation tools
How to perform the basics of copy/paste and cell formatting
How to insert & delete columns and rows
Sorting, filtering, and color coding
How to use pivot tables to do advanced data analysis

Feel free to bring your laptop!

Workshop Fee:  $10 members, $15 non-Members

Advanced registration required.  
Registration form: Excel Registration

Monday, March 23, 2015

Free Beginning Classes 4 April 2015

Join us for a FREE Beginner's Session - reserve your spot by downloading the registration or by emailing 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Come join us for our General Meeting this Saturday, March 21, 2015

Our March meeting will be on Saturday, January 21st .  We will be meeting in our normal room 2117 in the Medical College which is located at the University Medical Center, 1501 N Campbell.  The meeting begins at 1:00 p.m.  

Please join us in the cafeteria for lunch prior to the meeting.  Folks usually arrive for lunch around 11:15 to 12.   We look forward to seeing you there! 

PCGS General Meeting
Saturday, March 21
PCGS General Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Univ. Medical Center, College of Medicine, Room 2117
Get the scoop on lineage societies and how to accurately complete the required documentation. Lynne Brooke, our featured speaker for this program, is a professional genealogist and formerly worked on the genealogy staff of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her program, "Lineage Society Proofs", will guide you through the maze of lineage societies currently available and explain how to locate the required documentation to prove your lineage. The second part of our meeting will challenge you with "What Do You Think You Know?" about all things genealogy!