Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - George and Alma Skibbe 20 Nov 1919



George Theodore Albert Skibbe (1896-1950) and Alma Theresa Spenner (1897-1995) on their wedding day, 20 Nov 1919 in North Judson, Starke County, Indiana.  They became the parents of four children:  Mildred born in 1921, Cecil born in 1923, Robert 1929 and George 1932.  This wedding photo is being shared by Amy Urman.

Do you have a tombstone or wedding picture you would like to share? We would love to showcase your family pictures in our Tombstone Tuesday or Wedding Wednesday postings.  Please include a jpeg and a short paragraph or few sentences about your picture/family.  Your picture will be posted on our blog and any inquiries will be forwarded to you.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share your family research with the society and the Geneabloggers on the web.  Please email your pictures and info to pimacountygenealogysociety@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Family History Expo - Mesa Arizona Jan 20-21, 2012

It's back for the fourth year in a row - the Family History Expo in Mesa, Arizona.  Events dates are January 20th thru the 21st.  The Expo will take place at the Mesa Convention Center, 236 N. Center Street, Mesa, Arizona.

Event Registration Fee

  • Early Bird - $49 (Expires Dec 12, 2011 )
  • Pre-registration Fee - $69
  • Friday Only - $59
  • Saturday Only - $59
  • At the Door - $99 
Event information is available at Mesa Family History Expo .  One of our members Colleen McHugh will be a featured speaker at the event.  Other notable speakers include Lisa Louise Cooke, Arlene Eakle, Phd, Leland Meitzler, and Geoff Rasmussen. 



RootsMagic User Group Meets December 3 - Highlighting Version 5


There will be a Roots Magic Support Group Meeting on Saturday, December 3 from 1 to 3 pm in Room 2117 at the College of Medicine.
 
You should have received the information on Version 5 in today's email. I went online, ordered the new version CD (which does not ship until December 12). After I received my new Key, I downloaded Version 5. I seem to be having better luck with the new Roots-Magic-To-Go with this version.
 
There is a webinar tomorrow from 5 to 6 pm entitled What's New to RootsMagic 4. So I signed up for it. There was still space. If you are interested in watching this webinar, go to the RootsMagic site and click on Webinars.
 
We will discuss the changes in Version 5. You do not have to change from Version 4 if you are happy with it.
 
Let me know if you are going to attend by calling 296-1498 or emailing to bsalyer@mindspring.com.
 
Barbara  

Tombstone Tuesday - Jan Westra and Magdelena Terpstra

This week's Tombstone Tuesday post is from Jodi Strait-Shutts:






Jan WESTRA and Magdelena TERPSTRA are my great-grandparents.  I am looking for further information about Jan and Magdelena Westra; I don't know their parents or even where this tombstone is located in the Netherlands.   Two of their sons, Ale (Albert) and Herman Westra, came over to America in the 1920s.   Ale, who changed his name to Albert when he became a naturalized citizen, was my maternal grandfather.  Ale was born 13 Mar 1908 in Dronjirp, Friesland, Netherlands.   Other known children of Jan and Magdelena are Ella Harke WESTRA, Mine WESTRA and Reintje WESTRA. 


Do you have a tombstone or wedding picture you would like to share? We would love to showcase your family pictures in our Tombstone Tuesday or Wedding Wednesday postings.  Please include a jpeg and a short paragraph or few sentences about your picture/family.  Your picture will be posted on our blog and any inquiries will be forwarded to you.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share your family research with the society and the Geneabloggers on the web.  Please email your pictures and info to pimacountygenealogysociety@gmail.com.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Madness: French Translation Needed

One of our society members is looking for assistance to translate French in old (1900) handwriting. We all know how "maddening" it is to have a source and not be able to read it.  Attached below is a sample of the material that needs translation:




 Please contact PCGS if you are aware of anyone that may provide our member with assistance.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tomstone Tuesday - Stephen Brock died Nov. 3, 1839

Here is our first Tombstone Tuesday posting.  This entry is from our member Brad Brock.
Stephen Brock
This is Brad's 4x Great Grandfather  who is buried in a family plot in back of the farmhouse he built in 1808. It is located in Strafford (at the time Barrington), New Hampshire. His father is Brad's current biggest brick wall too. If any body can help he would be most obliged.


Here is Brad's listing of family's graves in Strafford, New Jersey http://www.bradbrock.net/genealogy/stafgraves.php this is a wonderful format to share gathered information.  Thank you for sharing Brad.

Do you have a tombstone or wedding picture you would like to share? We would love to showcase your family pictures in our Tombstone Tuesday or Wedding Wednesday postings.  Please include a jpeg and a short paragraph or few sentences about your picture/family.  Your picture will be posted on our blog and any inquiries will be forwarded to you.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share your family research with the society and the Geneabloggers on the web.  Please email your pictures and info to pimacountygenealogysociety@gmail.com.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friends of Agua Caliente Park - Historical Talks


Here are two wonderful free programs sponsored by the Friends of Agua Caliente Park to peak your historical interests.  They have many other non-historical events that may interest you, please visit there website at   http://friendsofaguacaliente.org/events.htm


Early Latter-Day Saints in Tucson: Nephi Bingham and the Refugees from Mexico
What: Catherine Ellis shares the story of the Mormon settlement known as the Binghampton area of Tucson and recently designated as a National Rural Historic Landscape on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required.
Date: Sunday, December 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road
Cost/Age: free, all ages welcome
For more information contact: 520-749-3718 or eeducation@pima.gov
Reservations required.

Historical Tour of Agua Caliente Park 
What: Enjoy a guided walk around the lush grounds and historic buildings of Agua Caliente Park, and gain insights into the rich farming and ranching history of the site.
Date: Sunday, December 18
Time: 11:00 a.m. – noon
Where: Pima County Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road
Cost/Age: free, all ages welcome
For more information contact: 520-615-7855 or eeducation@pima.gov
Reservations not required.



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Archaic Medical Terms and Upcoming Events

Dr. Paul Duffey mentioned that he found information on archaic terms on Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms here is a link to that site:  Rudy's List of Archaic Medical Terms.

Also mentioned in our discussions was a resource for timelines of diseases, a book called History for Genealogists Using Chronological Time Lines to Find and Understand Your Ancestors by Judy Jacobson. Here is a link to the book on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/History-Genealogists-Chronological-Understand-Ancestors/dp/0806354399/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321750469&sr=8-1

I also found a website with a listing of epidemics at  wikipedia - epidemics and also at Flue traker - epidemic time line

Don't forget to send in your wedding pictures and tombstone pictures for Wedding Wednesday and Tombstone Tuesday.  Please include a jpeg and a short paragraph or few sentences about your picture/family.  Your picture will be posted on our blog and any inquiries will be forwarded to you.  This is a wonderful opportunity to share your family research with the society and the Geneabloggers on the web.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the DNA talk on January 14 at UMC Room 2117.  Bill Peckat will be the room equipment host and will introduce Dr. Kaplan.  Dr. Matt Kaplan will talk on the use of DNA.  He is the  Director of the Bio5 DNA testing lab that does all the testing for National Geographic Genographic Project and for Family Tree DNA. Matt is a master presenter, and makes this subject very understandable. Don't miss this opportunity!


Our next regular monthly meeting will be January 21, 2012 at the Joel Valdez Main Library downtown.  Please note the program time of 2 to 4 p.m.  Our presentation will be on Organizing Yourself to Organize Your Research presented by JoAnn Thiabault followed by a Genealogy Fair with software demonstrations on the more popular genealogical software.  More information to come as we get closer to the meeting date.


Have a happy and save holiday season!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Saturday's Meeting-What Did Grandpa Die Of? and Medicine During the American Revolution Era

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this Saturday's meeting. There are no downloads for these two presentations. Our meeting will be at the University Medical Center Room 2117. Several of us will be meeting for lunch in the cafeteria prior to the meeting at around 11:45. Please join us if you have the opportunity.


Please note that the main garage at UMC will be closed for repairs. Attendees will be directed to park in Garage B or you can park on the surface lots South of the main entrance near the School of Nursing.


1:15 to 2:00 p.m. What Did Grandpa Die Of? Old and Strange Medical Terms – Dr. Paul Duffey 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Medicine during the American Revolution Era By Dr. Rudy Byrd (President of the Arizona Chapter S.A.R.)

Monday, November 14, 2011

This week's genealogy activities:


Thursday, November 17
1:00pm
 Green Valley Genealogical Society
WhenThu, November 17, 1pm – 3pm
WhereSt. Francis In The Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La CaƱada Drive, Green Valley (map)
Descriptionhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~azgvgs
Saturday, November 19
1:00pm
 Pima County Genealogy Society
WhenSat, November 19, 1pm – 3pm
WhereUniversity Medical Center (UMC) Room 2117 (map)
DescriptionSandra Rogers meeting hostess 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. What Did Grandpa Die Of? Old and Strange Medical Terms – Dr. Paul Duffey 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Medicine during the American Revolution Era By Dr. Rudy Byrd (President of the Arizona Chapter S.A.R.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Here are two websites that can help you locate changing county and state boundaries.  Thank you Pat Dunford for sharing these links with us.


http://randymajors.com/p/maps.html - Put in a location, choose a decade, and up will pop (well, it takes awhile to load) the map with the (then) county lines drawn out. To see the name of the county, click on the map.

Monday, November 7, 2011

PCGS activities this week



Friday, November 11
12:00pm
 Tucson British Isles Research Group
WhenFri, November 11, 12pm – 3pm
WhereBRIO Tuscan Grille 4500 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705 (map)
Description12:00-1:15 p.m. for those who care to eat lunch together, meeting is 1:15-3:00 p.m. Please contact Sharon Barry at sbarry36@cox.net for further information.
Saturday, November 12
10:00am
 Family Tree User Group
WhenSat, November 12, 10am – 12pm
Where1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724 Room 2117 University Medical Center (UMC ) (map)
DescriptionUser Group for Family Tree Maker, please check the groups blog at http://ftmsig.blogspot.com/
1:00pm
 DNA Group
WhenSat, November 12, 1pm – 3pm
Where1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724 Room 2117 University Medical Center (UMC ) (map)
Sunday, November 13
12:30pm
 Tucson Jewish Genealogy and Oral History Group
WhenSun, November 13, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
DescriptionEstablished group of Jewish genealogists and oral historians that welcome everyone with an interest to participate. Meets at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Contact Andy Rosen at 520-237-6470 or arosen2@cox.net for further information.


Friday, November 4, 2011

CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF RSVP'S - SATURDAY'S BEGINNER'S SESSION

Cancelled due to lack of interest.  We will reschedule in the future.


FREE Beginner's Session - Tips and Tricks for the Genealogist plus one on one consults!
WhenSat, November 5, 3:15pm – 4:45pm
WhereNanini Library 7300 N. Shannon Rd. Tucson, AZ 85741 (520) 594-5365 (map)
DescriptionPlease join us for our next free beginner's genealogy class. In this class we will have one on one mentoring and a short program of Tips and Tricks for the Genealogist. Please RSVP to Barbara Salyer at bsalyer@cox.net or call 296-1498.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tucson Computer Society Windows 7 Classes - Low Cost



Windows 7 Class Announcment!


26 October 2011

Are you interested in learning about Microsoft's latest operating system,
Windows 7 [ aka W7 ]?
Have you recently purchased a computer with W7 installed?
If you have an interest in learning more about W7, please continue to read
this message.

Ed Sloup, of Presidio Computers, [www.pctucson.com ] will teach a 5
session class focusing on W7.  The Tucson Computer Society
www.aztcs.org] is sponsoring the class.

The class will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, which is located at 1200 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ.

The W7 class will meet for 5 sessions.  Each session will meet for 2
hours; 10am to noon, on the following Tuesdays:
08 Nov
22 Nov
29 Nov
06 Dec
13 Dec 2011

Students can attend all sessions or some sessions.  The cost of each session for non-Tucson Computer Society members is $10.00.

Members of AZTCS will receive admission without charge.


The cost of an individual membership in AZTCS is $24.00.

Thus, if you are not a member of AZTCS, it will be cost effective for you
to join AZTCS if you intend to attend 3 or more class sessions.

Class Registration
If you are a member of AZTCS, contact Alice Close at AClose6984@aol.com.

If you are NOT a member of AZTCS, contact Alice Close atAClose6984@aol.com.

 

PCGS events this first week of November

Master Genealogist
WhenFri, November 4, 1pm – 3pm
WhereHimmel Park Library 1035 N Treat Ave (map)
DescriptionUser meeting for those using the Master Genealogist Software


RootsMagic User Group
WhenSat, November 5, 1pm – 3pm
Where1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724 Room 2117 University Medical Center (UMC ) (map)
DescriptionUser group for RootsMagic software


FREE Beginner's Session - Tips and Tricks for the Genealogist plus one on one consults!
WhenSat, November 5, 3:15pm – 4:45pm
WhereNanini Library 7300 N. Shannon Rd. Tucson, AZ 85741 (520) 594-5365 (map)
DescriptionPlease join us for our next free beginner's genealogy class. In this class we will have one on one mentoring and a short program of Tips and Tricks for the Genealogist. Please RSVP to Barbara Salyer at bsalyer@cox.net or call 296-1498.