Saturday, February 25, 2012

From Legacy Family Tree

Ken Doane received this response from Legacy this week regarding Family Search:

The information that I have says "in March of 2011 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began inviting members of the English speaking general public to register for and have access to the new FamilySearch program. This opportunity is currently available by invitation. It will continue to be implemented, gradually, until it is available worldwide. A member of the general public may register to be given access to the new FamilySearch program through the registration. Please visit to open the registration page."

This may apply only to those who are using Legacy as their software program, but it wouldn't hurt to give it a try if you are interested.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Never know what you will find

Our newest club member Chuck MacDonald sent the following link, just no way of knowing what we will find!

Jamaican and Jewish instead of Protestant and Scottish

When you a fun story or one of interest please send it along for the club to enjoy

Next weekly meeting

by Dick Rietz


February 21st - 7 PM
Santan Room

Refreshments will be served

Monday, February 13, 2012

DAR Valentine and Meeting

click here for a  - DAR Valentine

DAR Website

by Marty Kantenan

Tuesday - 2/14

7 PM

Santan Room

Workshop to follow

Annual Membership Fee $5.00 per site

Writing Workshop at Vista Grande Library

Feb 23, 2012 writing workshop in Casa Grande, AZ

Author Linda Weaver Clark will give a writing workshop at the Vista Grande Public Library Feb. 23 from 1-3pm on the most important elements of writing and how to add description and other details to your family history, autobiography, or a novel. Refreshments and snacks will be served. 
We will be taking pre-registrations as seating is limited. Call Kevin at 520-421-8710x5240 or email at for registration or questions.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh

His dizzy aunt ----------------------------------------------- Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes------------------------------- Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store ------ Stop N Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia ----------------------------- U Gogh
His magician uncle -------------------------------- Where-diddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin ---------------------------------------- A Mee Gogh
The Mexican cousin's American half-brother ------------ Gring Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach --------------- Wells-far Gogh
The constipated uncle ------------------------------------- --Can't Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt --------------------------------- Tang Gogh
The bird lover uncle --------------------------------------- Flamin Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking ------------------ Way-to-Gogh
The little bouncy nephew ------------------------------------ Poe Gogh
A sister who loved disco -------------------------------------- Go Gogh

The brother with low back pain-------------------------Lum Bay Gogh
His niece who travels the country in an RV --- Winnie Bay Gogh
I saw you smiling . . .. there ya Gogh

Monday, February 6, 2012

Field Trip Scheduled!

Field Trip to Mesa Family History Center

Thursday, February 16, 2012:  leave from main mailbox area at 8:15; return about 4 PM.

Sign-up sheets will be available at Tuesday night meetings--Feb. 7 and Feb. 14. We will need a few volunteers to drive.

Visit to see the list of subscription sites you can access there. We will be helping beginners with during this visit.

Mark your calendar!

Free Family History Webinars

Register for free webinars at:

Watch live at noon Wednesday, Feb. 15: "Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners." During the live webinar you can post questions for the presenter to answer.

You should be able to access that same webinar for about a week afterward. There are a few free webinars available indefinitely, or you can order CDs for $9.95.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Guest Speaker - Steve Packer

Tuesday, February 7 th

7 PM
Santan  Room

  Research in Great Britain 
Guest Speaker

Steve Packer

His career has been in data communications with the final 25 years in International Sales. Steve was exposed to genealogy by his father who collaborated on a book on the Packer family. Since retiring Steve has worked on his family’s genealogy and has made several trips to Germany to find family records that have not been microfilmed or available on indexed data bases.

You do not want to miss this season's guest speaker, Steve Packer, it is the perfect meeting for new members to attend.

If you have not signed up yet for the season, or if you are binging a new member, please arrive early.

Annual Membership Fee $5.00
The Power of 1
Bring a new member to join and each of you save $

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Season 3 Premiere

NBC will air its Season 3 Premier Friday Night
(click on link for additional information)