Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Are you a beginner? Free session to start your family history

The Pima County Genealogy Club is offering a session for those people new to family history to help them get started. We will have several experienced family historians at each session to help those attending.
You can join us at one of the following two sessions:
            Friday, August 5, 2011          3:15 to 4:45 p.m.       
            Himmel Park Branch Library
            1035 N. Treat Avenue 85716

            Saturday, August 6, 2011      3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
            Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library
            4350 E. 22nd Street 85711
Please let us know if you would like to attend one of the sessions – and if so, which session.
Barbara Salyer          296-1498 or bsalyer@cox.net

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Archives.com - Does anyone use this database?

We received the following inquiry:  What is your experience with archives.com? Do you consider it a good value for researching names between 1900-1940?

Can anyone weigh in on this website?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Success - Over Eighty Attendees!

A big thank you to everyone that showed up at our initial meeting today.  I will soon post a new survey regarding the name of our group and a few other questions we had. The Steering Committee is beginning to plan so please  share your thoughts as soon as possible for program ideas.  The committee will be investigating several of the suggestions regarding a meeting place.  Please feel free to email us with questions and ideas. 

Several of you were interested in blogging.  If you have a blog, email me your blog name and address so that I may share it with the group.  If you need help getting started, I will be happy to help you or steer you to a more experienced blogger for help.  There are "blogging themes" that genealogist can use as prompts such as:  Tombstone Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Military Monday, etc.  I would be happy to share a list of resources and prompts to get you blogging away.  Happy ancestor hunting!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Free Learning Opportunities - Free Upcoming Webinars

The following are free webinars that will be available in the next few weeks.  Please double check the time of the live webinar when you register - you do need to pre-register.  Follow the web address listed under where to register and to locate more information for the event. We will try to keep you updated on all free webinars available.  You do not need to own Legacy Software to participate. Happy Learning!

Google Images and Beyond, by Maureen Taylor

When      Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011
Where     http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp
Description     Let Maureen’s photo research tips and techniques help you locate “missing” family photographs or locate previously unknown ones. This webinar will also feature information on photo rights/permissions and usage for print and the web. Plus a special segment on Picasa, Google’s image organizing software.

Newspapers for Genealogists with Tom Kemp - free
When     Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011
Where    http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp
Description   Learn about the genealogical value of newspapers with tips/techniques for finding family history details: engagements, marriages, births, obituaries, advertising, legal notices, military records and much more. Join librarian, lecturer, newspaper expert, and GenealogyBank.com's Thomas Jay Kemp for this one-hour webinar on U.S. newspaper research, including a demonstration of the historical newspapers, books, and documents available at GenealogyBank.com.

Facebook for Genealogists by Thomas MacEntee
When     Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011
Where    http://www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp
Description    Afraid to make the jump into Facebook? Wondering what all the fuss is about or how Facebook can work to the genealogist's advantage? Come along for a journey through this exciting social media application. If you've decided to set up a Facebook account not only to stay in touch with family but to expand your genealogy experience, you will learn the basics of the program including how to protect your privacy, how to make friends on Facebook, and how to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Register (free) at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp. Time zones: 2PM Eastern U.S., 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific, 6PM GMT.