Tuesday, May 19, 2015

2015 Jamboree Live Streaming

Posted: 18 May 2015 11:24 AM PDT

Jamboree offers an outstanding opportunity to the genealogical community, so we would like everyone everywhere to know that they have access to 15 hours of free genealogical education on June 5, 6 and 7. Will you please help us spread the word?

Please forward this message, post a link to this announcement, or copy and send it to your FAN Club - Friends, Associates and Neighbors (with a tip of the hat to Elizabeth Shown Mills, who coined the phrase that is this year's Jamboree theme.)  In other words, fellow genealogical society members, cousins or other research buddies, your family research societies or newsletters, billboards, skywriting, whatever works for you. Do you have a family website, or family page on Facebook? Post it there.

We thank you, and your FANs will thank you too!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May Meeting Saturday May 16th, How to Uncover Hidden Clues in Photos!

Pull out your magnifying glass and put on your detective hat! This months meeting will show you How to Uncover Hidden Clues in Photos,Presented by Sherri Hessick and Jodi Strait, this program promises to give you new insight to old photos.   We will meet from 1:00PM-3:00PM in our usual location:

 University Medical Center, College of Medicine, Room 2117. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!  Please feel free to join us prior to the meeting in the cafeteria for lunch and genealogy talk!

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 http://azpimagensoc.org/. The entry form will not be updated with the new deadline, so please do not be alarmed.

Please direct your questions to info@azpimagensoc.org.

Good luck!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ancestry Immigration and Naturalization Records FREE April 16-20

Ancestry.com 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 info@azpimagensoc.org (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

EXCEL WORKSHOP

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