Monday, October 29, 2012

Green Valley Genealogical Society


November 15, 2012 – Green Valley Genealogical Society,  1 PM to 3 PM at the St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La Cañada Drive, Green Valley.   

Main Program:  Suzanne Brayer will discuss information that can be found in her program, “Wills and Probate”.  As genealogists we depend on clues to aid our trek along the ancestral trail. Probate records can be a mother lode of clues. Decedent’s date of death, names of spouse and children, in-laws, places of residence, land ownership, religion and military service are just a few of the juicy tidbits these records can reveal. Suzanne will provide strategies and sources to help analyze probate records and reconstruct family relationships. 

Short Program:  Jon Ott will demonstrate “IrfanView”, a free to use image file manipulation software that is a very fast, small, compact, and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows users.  

Visitors are welcome. Contact JoAnn Herbst (396-4630 or joannherbst@cox.net) for more information or Google “gvgs az”.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Free Webinar Illinois State Genealogical Society featuring George G. Morgan

Sidestep Genealogy 

Tue, Nov 13, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST


Presenter:  George G. Morgan

Brick wall research blocks are inevitable. We strive to start with ourselves and work backwards, but sometimes there are impediments that stop us in our tracks. It is then that we must use our most creative research skills, and it is essential that we move to other family members. That means researching our ancestors' siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins, and the collateral lines with which they are connected.

Sidestep genealogy means researching these alternative individuals, their records, the places that they lived, and other resources. This lecture will make you stop and think about what alternative research paths you might use, and point you to new resources you may never have considered.


About George:  George G. Morgan is the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at local, state, national, and international genealogical conferences.

George is the prolific author of literally hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Singapore, and elsewhere. McGraw-Hill has published his tenth book, the third edition of his How to Do Everything: Genealogy, in 2012.

He is Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and other societies in the U.S. and the U.K.

George and Drew Smith produce The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast on the Internet at genealogyguys.com, the longest running genealogical podcast in the world, with thousands of listeners around the globe.

REGISTER HERE

Friday, October 12, 2012

Scottish DNA Seminar - Irish Cultural Center Nov 18


Genealogy Seminar
on  Scottish  DNA



Sunday, 18 November 2012,  2pm-5:30pm
Registration: 1:00-2:00pm, Seminar 2:00-5:30pm



At the


Irish Cultural Center – McClelland Irish Library, 1106 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Tel:  602 864-2351     Email: dmoneta@cox.net   Website:  http://azirishlibrary.org/

Presenting:

Tyrone Bowes, Ph.D.
Degree in Neuropathies, Specialist in
making and characterizing therapeutic antibodies.
From:
Galway, Ireland





2:00-3:00pm   “History, Genes, and Geography”  This session details the cultural and historical factors that make it possible for one to use simple commercial ancestral DNA testing to pinpoint precisely where one’s direct male Scottish ancestor lived when he first took his surname over 1000 years ago. There will be a 15 min. question and answer period at the end of the session. 

3:10-4:10pm  “Pinpointing Your Scottish Genetic Homeland” 7 simple steps; everything you will need to know to pinpoint an origin, from which test, and which commercial testing company, to the freely accessible resources that one will need. There will be a 15 min. Q and A period.
4:20-5:20pm   “Case Studies” Practical examples of people who have successfully used their DNA to determine firstly whether their Scottish ancestors were of Celtic, Pictish, Viking, Ancient Briton, or Anglo-Saxon origin, and where precisely they lived; a 15 min. question and answer period at the end. 
5:20-5:30pm  Drawing for prizes.


Registration Fee: $25 for non-members or $20 for Irish Cultural Center members
Fee includes Program, Handouts, Refreshments, Beverages, and Raffle Prizes
Deadline for registration: 14 November 2012, or first 100 people
Do not hesitate to register now!

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All freeways lead to the downtown Phoenix area.

Exit from I-10 at 7th St. or 7th Ave. (depending on the direction you are coming.

The McClelland Irish Library is (a 4-story Norman Castle, you can’t miss it!) on Central Ave, 3 blocks south of McDowell Road, on west side of Central (across from the Phoenix Public Library), located in Margaret T. Hance Park..

Phoenix Light Rail (from Tempe, Mesa, and north Phoenix) stops near the front of the Library, exit on Roosevelt and walk north one block.


Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Irish Library Membership (ICC)
$30 Senior (62 or older) & Student (valid student ID)
$40 Friend of The Irish Cultural Center & McClelland Irish Library
Membership benefits described on http://azirishlibrary.org/

(Please cut on dotted line, keep top portion, and mail lower portion in with your fee.)

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Registration Fee: $25 for non-members or $20 for Irish Cultural Center members
Fee includes Program, Handouts, Refreshments, Beverages, and Raffle Prizes
Make checks payable to:  Irish Cultural Center Library
1106 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel:  602 864-2351. Call the library to pay by credit card.  Email: dmoneta@cox.net

Deadline for registration: 14 November 2012, or first 100 people
   Do not hesitate to register now!

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Irish DNA Seminar at Irish Cultrual Center in Phoenix Nov 17th


Genealogy Seminar
On  Irish  DNA



Saturday, 17 November 2012,  9am-12:30pm
Registration: 8:00-9:00am, Seminar 9:00-12:30pm



At the


Irish Cultural Center – McClelland Irish Library, 1106 North Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Tel:  602 864-2351     Email: dmoneta@cox.net   Website:  http://azirishlibrary.org/


    Presenting:

Tyrone Bowes, Ph.D.
Degree in Neuropathies, Specialist in
making and characterizing therapeutic antibodies.
From:
Galway, Ireland





9:00-10:00am   “History, Genes, and Geography”  This session details the cultural and historical factors that make it possible for one to use simple commercial ancestral DNA testing to pinpoint precisely where one’s direct male Irish ancestor lived when he first took his surname over 1000 years ago. There will be a 15 min. question and answer period. 

10:10-11:10am  “Pinpointing Your Irish Genetic Homeland” 7 simple steps; everything you will need to know to pinpoint an origin, from which test, and which commercial testing company, to the freely accessible resources that one will need. There will be a 15 min. question and answer period.
11:20-12:20pm   “Case Studies” Practical examples of people who have successfully used their DNA to determine firstly whether their Irish ancestors were of Irish-Celtic, Viking, Norman, Scottish-mercenary, or Planter origin, and where precisely those ancestors lived. 15 min. question and answer period.

12:20-12:30pm  Drawing for prizes.

Registration Fee: $25 for non-members or $20 for Irish Cultural Center members
Fee includes Program, Handouts, Refreshments, Beverages, and Raffle Prizes
Deadline for registration: 14 November 2012, or first 100 people
Do not hesitate to register now! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tucson Presidio presents Symbols of our Mexican Past

This Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10:30 am till noon the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation presents Symbols of our Mexican Past at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson.

Symbols of Our Mexican Past is the first major exhibit of the Tucson Presidio Trust and the City of Tucson's recreated Spanish Fort, Presidio San Agustin del Tucson.  The museum lies within the northeast corner f the 11 acre fort that is Tucson's birthplace.  The Presidio is operated by the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation and is supported by the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation.  The exhibit will run through March.

For more information please visit their website:   Tucson Presidio Trust

Monday, October 1, 2012

Green Valley Genealogy Society has shared the following announcement:


October 18, 2012 -- Green Valley Genealogical Society, 1 PM to 3 PM at the St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La Cañada Dr., Green Valley.  

Main Program:  Margaret Rennaker will present “What You Can Find at the Courthouse.” She will to cover deeds, wills, births, marriages, and other records that you can find in the Courthouse.  Margaret has been searching for her ancestors since 1948 when her second cousin introduced her to genealogy.  But her cousin forgot to instruct Margaret to proof her findings.  Margaret has since visited courthouses in TX, WV, OH, IN, and MO to proof her records. The records maybe old and dusty, but they have interesting stories to convey. 

Second Program: Short Program:  “The Feng Shui Approach of Organizing Your Family Research” by Jill Bailey.  Jill has worked on her genealogy for the past 7 years and has tried several methods to organize her research.  We are fortunate that Jill is willing to share her comedic experiences so we may follow a more "organized" path.
Our programs are free and open to all interested in searching for their ancestors.  Refreshments are served.  Exciting genealogy items are featured as Door Prizes, Silent Auctions, and Raffles at our meetings.  Open to all; refreshments will be served.  Contact JoAnn Herbst (396-4630 or joannherbst@cox.net) for more information or Google “gvgs az”.