Friday, September 30, 2011

October is Family History Month - "Introduction to Genealogy" Presentations at local libraries

Pima County Genealogy Society will be presenting an "Introduction to Genealogy" talk at various library locations throughout the city of Tucson during the month of October.  Please join us at one of the following locations:

Oct.  4   Tuesday     5:00 pm -  6:30 pm   Wilmot Murphy Library       320 S. Wilmot
Oct.  7   Friday      10:30 am -11:30 am   Martha Cooper Library      1377 N. Catalina Ave.
Oct.  7   Friday        2:00 pm -  3:00 pm   Golf  Links Library               9640 E. Golf Links Rd
Oct. 11  Tuesday    6:00 pm -  7:30 pm   Columbus Library                4350 E. 22nd St. 
Oct. 13  Thursday   9:00 am -  1:00 pm   Venito Garcia                       Sells
Oct. 15  Saturday 11:00 am -12:00 pm   Bear Canyon                        8959 Tanque Verde
Oct. 22  Saturday   1:00 pm -  4:30 pm   Wheller Taff Abbett              7800 N. Schisler
Oct. 25  Tuesday    6:30 pm -  8:00 pm   Himmel Park                        1035 N. Treat Ave. 

Beginning Classes: Vital Record Substitutes

Join Us Saturday, October 1 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm at the Columbus Library 4350 E 22nd Street.  This beginners session will highlight vital record substitutes for the first 30-45 minutes and then have one on one mentoring for the remainder of the session.  Please RSVP by calling Barbara Salyer at 296-1498.  This class will be repeated next riday, October 7 from 3:00 to 4:30 at the Himmel Park Library.  Please call Barbara Salyer if you plan on coming to the Friday session and have not previously registered.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Family History in the 21st Century - Free Learning Opportunities

The classes for the Family History in the 21st Century have been announced.  They include Records of the poor; Tips for Ancestry.com;, Comparing Ancesral Quest, Family Insight, Legacy Family Tree and RootsMagic; Maps; Social Networking; Technology Webinars; Using Newspapers; and Writing Personal and Family Histories.  A full list of available classes and an additional information is available by downloading Family History in the 21st Century.  Remember this opportunity is being offered October 29, 2011 from 8am to 3:30pm and it is FREE!



Updates to the FamilySearch Presentation

Pam Ingermanson, one of our speakers form September 19th, has sent us an update to her presentation reflecting changes made at FamilySearch.  Thank you again Pam for staying on top of the changes FamilySearch has been making and sharing them with us.  Her additional handout is below:


 Update FamilySearch

Monday, September 19, 2011

September Program Follow-ups

One of our Saturday speaker's, Pam Ingermanson,  forwarded this article by Leland Meitzler regarding indexing.  Leland Meitzler writes the genealogyblog blog and is the owner of Family Roots Publishing Co. He used to own Heritage Quest and was editor of Heritage Quest Magazine and Everton Magazine.

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=14103

Thank you Pam for the follow up and putting on such an informative presentation on FamilySearch.  



Jodie Strait-Shutts also presented a program about  using a research log.  I hope everyone considers using a research log to keep track of their positive and negative research.  Thank you Jodi!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cincinnati Birth and Death Records at the University of Cincinnati

The City of Cincinnati Birth and Death Records from 1865 to 1912 are now fully online and available for research and study at http://digitalprojects.libraries.uc.edu/Births_and_Deaths/.


Thank you to Betty Bengtson  for sharing this link!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dues! A Reminder......

Please don't forget to stop by the membership table and turn in your dues!.  The cost of joining is $20 which will cover your dues from now to December 31, 2012, what a deal!

A membership form is available on the right side bar of this blog under MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.  To save time at the meeting, please print out a copy and have it filled out along with your check or cash ready to go.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Saturday Meeting Reminder and Handout download link!


Please plan to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. at the Wilmot Library so that we may start on time.  We have two wonderful presentations for you:

1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Using a Research Log to Keep Track of Your Research
presented by Jodie Strait-Shutts
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Using Family Search by Pam Ingermanson


I scanned both handouts together so there is only one document to download.  There are about eleven pages, you may want to set you printer to duplex (two-sided) if you want to save some paper. 
September Meeting Handout




Saturday, September 10, 2011

Next Saturday 17 September 2011


We are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting on 17 Sep 2011  at the Wilmot Library

Please plan to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. so that we may start on time.  We have two wonderful presentations for you:

1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Using a Research Log to Keep Track of Your Research
presented by Jodie Strait-Shutts
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Using Family Search by Pam Ingermanson

We will post the the handouts for you to download in the next few days.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Save the Date! Free Classes Beginning to Advanced

Family History in the 21st Century
Over 40 Topics to Choose From
October 29, 2011
East Stake Center
6901 E. Kenyon (large building in the Family History Library lot)
Tucson, Arizona
8 am - 4pm
Bring Your Own Lunch!

This is an excellent opportunity to advance your genealogy skills for free!  The event is open to everyone. More details to follow.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beginner Webinars (or those looking to learn a few new tricks)

It isn't all on the Net DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinar
WhenMonday, Sep 19, 2011
Wherehttps://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/354110016 (map)
DescriptionJoin Myrt as we discuss BEGINNING GENEALOGY TOPICS to include an overview of collecting family docs, with a workshop component to analyze info in a birth and in a death certificate. Participants will receive a transcription form to use with each document we will analyze. You'll also receive copies of the original documents we'll transcribe, for later reference. We will consider the reliability of each tidbit of information provided in each document. To calculate the time in your area, see the Time Zone Converter at: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html 9pm Eastern US 8pm Central US 7pm Mountain US 6pm Pacific US Remember the first 100 people in the room at the time of the event are permitted to attend. Arrive 15 minutes early for the "pre-webinar warm-up". Title: DearMYRTLE's IT ISN'T ALL ON THE NET Workshop Webinar Date: Monday, September 19, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. REGISTRATION https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/354110016


A few good sites DearMYRTLE Workshop Webinar
WhenMonday, Sep 26, 2011
Wherehttps://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/944789017 (map)
DescriptionJoin Myrt as we discuss BEGINNING GENEALOGY TOPICS to include an overview of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch including wiki and records, Ancestry.com, USGenWeb and GenealogyBank for a basic understanding of the how-to help and original documents available out there. The goal is not to overwhelm attendees with the plethora of online trees, freebie and subscription websites. We'll just discuss these a few to keep things simple. To calculate the time in your area, see the Time Zone Converter at: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html 9pm Eastern US 8pm Central US 7pm Mountain US 6pm Pacific US Remember the first 100 people in the room at the time of the event are permitted to attend. Arrive 15 minutes early for the "pre-webinar warm-up". Title: DearMYRTLE's A FEW GOOD SITES Workshop Webinar Date: Monday, September 26, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Space is limited. REGISTRATION https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/944789017


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Free International Records

This Labor Day Weekend, dive deeper into your family history by looking through Ancestry.com’s U.S. and International Immigration and Naturalization Records FREE until Monday, September 5. http://bit.ly/pSvYrV

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Free Webinars from Legacy


Four new free webinars  from Legacy, follow the links to register.  Please visit Legacy News at http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2011/09/september-webinars-4-to-choose-from-including-our-next-watch-geoff-live-episode.html  for additional information.  You do not need to be a Legacy Software User to take advantage of these webinars:

Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Census Record, presented by Legacy's Geoff Rasmussen on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:00PM Eastern U.S. time.
In this webinar, Legacy's Geoff Rasmussen will demonstrate what to do with a census record. You are invited to watch live as Geoff adds the information to his real, personal Legacy family file. In this live, unscripted session, Geoff will talk his way through adding a 1920 U.S. census record and a 1911 England census record to his family file giving you ideas on how to use various aspects of Legacy Family Tree. In preparation for the webinar: 1) Download and print the census records here so you can follow along.
ThomasMacentee-smallFacebook for Genealogists, presented by webinar-favorite Thomas MacEntee on Wednesday, September 14 at 2:00PM Eastern U.S. time.
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.
PaulAllenExploring FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com, presented by Paul Allen on Friday, September 16 at 2:00 PM Eastern U.S. time.
WorldVitalRecords.com recently celebrated its 5th anniversary. Founder Paul Allen and his team of genealogy developers have been building a "one-stop-shop" for genealogy records and family history information by aggregating records from numerous sources. Today, WVR has nearly 5 billion names in more than 50,000 databases from nearly 50 content partners around the world. This webinar is for 1) those who want an overview and comparison of these services without having to buy anything and 2) current subscribers to WorldVitalRecords.com or FamilyLink.com who want to learn more about the resources already at their fingertips. Of course, no purchase is necessary to learn about these services, but if you've been considering new ways of finding your ancestors, this webinar is for you. Paul Allen is the founder of both FamilyLink.com and Ancestry.com, and has quickly become known as the unofficial Google+ Statistician.
MarianPL-100Researching Your Connecticut Ancestors, presented by Marian Pierre-Louis on Wednesday, September 21 at 2:00PM Eastern U.S. time.
Learn how to research your Connecticut ancestors. Discover what records are available, where they are located and how to put them to the best use. Marian is a House Historian and Genealogical Lecturer who specializes in southern New England (CT, RI, MA) research. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house history research, social media, African American research and a broad range of genealogical topics. She is the author of several blogs including The New England House Historian and Marian's Roots & Rambles.