What’s happening?

  • Visit the SCVGS computer room in the Welcome Center with your research project.  We have access to these paid subscriptions:  Ancestry.com, Archives.com, FindMyPast, Fold3, Genealogy Bank, My Heritage, and Newspapers.com.  Members of the Society are welcome to use the Computer Room when the Welcome Center is open.
  • Visit the SCVGS library catalog to see what books are available in the club library.  Click here for Online Catalog.
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Please remember to check out Pima County Genealogy Society’s workshop entitled “Digging up the Dead.” The program will be on Saturday, September 10 from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Arizona time. The meeting will be a hybrid of in-person and Zoom. The website for the program is:


The cost of the program is $15 for PCGS Members and $25 for Non-Members. The program will be recorded and a link will be provided to registered viewers.

The SCVGS Board is pleased to announce that we have scheduled most of our programs for the upcoming year. Meetings will be on Mondays through February 2023 at 1:00 pm in the Catalina Vista building and hopefully back to 2nd Tuesday meeting starting in March 2023 in the renovated Activity Center. 

October 17 – Catalina Vista – 1950 Census by Amy Urman

November 21 – Catalina Vista – Record Preservation by Sara Cochran

December 19 – Catalina Vista – Holiday Traditions

January 16 – Catalina Vista – Becoming an Organized Genealogist by Debra Kabinier

February 20 – Catalina Vista – Witchcraft (tentative)

March 14 – Activity Center – DNA Basics by Gloria Quigg

April 11 – Activity Center – English Genealogy

May 9 – Activity Center – TBS

We are looking forward to getting back to the “old normal” starting in October. If you are interested in helping with the Hospitality Committee, please contact Holly Gibson at ghgibson@live.com.

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PCGS Workshop: Digging up the Dead

Discovering Death Records – https://azpimagensocblog.org/pcgs-workshop-digging-up-the-dead/

Join us at the Pima County Genealogy Society Workshop on Saturday, September 10th for a focus on death records. This event includes four presentations focused on expanding your genealogy research and skill.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Arizona Time
Location: Hybrid! In person at Truly Nolan Center, 432 S Williams Blvd, Tucson AZ OR Zoom. Your choice.
Cost: PCGS Members: $15 / Non-members $25
Bring your Lunch! Snacks and drinks will be provided
Register for the Event: Here

Workshop Information

9:30 amOpening Remarks
Featured Speaker, Shannon Combs-Bennett
Beyond the Obituary: Finding Death Resources
11:30 amBreak for Lunch
12:00 pmFlesh Out Your Death Records Research with On-line Obituaries, Renee Cue
Mission Search and Rescue: US Military WWII Death Records, Linda Jewell
The Paper Trail of Death, Amy Urman
2:00 pmWrap-up

The workshop is from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Arizona time (MST/PDT).  Workshop participants are required to pay and register in advance. After registering, the registrant will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The link to register and pay for the 10 Sep 2022 workshop is Here!

The Workshop is virtual and will be held both in person and via Zoom.
In Person Location: Truly Nolen Leadership Training Center, 436 S. Williams Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711

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Help Available on Saturday, June 11th

Have a problem with your brickwall?? Help will be available from 9 am until 11:30 am on June 11th in the Genealogy Lab. Stop by, visit and let’s see what we can do to kick start your research for the summer. Volunteers to help are also welcome!!

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Thank You! Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation

The Sun City Vistoso Genealogy Society has received a grant from the Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation for the purchase of a new MAC for the Genealogy Lab. We are hoping to make the purchase soon and will have it installed in the near future. Thank you too to everyone who helped with our presentation and made this grant possible.

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Presentation to Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation

A grant proposal will be presented to the Sun City Vistoso Community Foundation on Thursday, May 26th at 1:50 pm in the Desert Oasis building. The Genealogy Club has requested a grant from the foundation for the purchase of a new MAC for the genealogy club lab. One of the current computers is so old that it will no longer update. If you are interested in attending the meeting to support the club with the grant proposal, please arrive about 1:45 pm. Your attendance would be appreciated. Thanks – Holly Gibson

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