Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pinal County Genealogy Workshop

The workshop committee met this week to continue planning the 15th annual genealogy workshop. Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 27, 2018. The registration fee remains at $20, which includes four lectures, a Q&A session and lunch.

As usual, there will be two classes geared to beginning genealogists. Some of the other selections include Eastern European research, locating your German hometown, German websites, the "march of the Virginians," genealogy software, genealogy on your iPad, land records, and two FamilySearch sessions.

More information, including the registration form and class descriptions, will be online in the near future.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

October News

Vista Grande Library in Casa Grande is holding a monthly genealogy class. The classes are being held on the second Friday of the month from 10 AM to 12 noon. Sessions are free and you do not have to register ahead of time. The first hour is an informative presentation and the second hour is a lab and question/answer format. The next class addresses Native American research and is scheduled for Friday, November 10, at 10:00 AM.

Palm Creek Genealogy Club will begin our 2017-2018 season with workshops during November and December. We continue to meet Tuesday evenings at 7 PM in the SanTan room. Bring your computer or other device, as there will be time to work on your own family tree or internet research. Club dues are $5 per site for the season.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Finding Your Roots

The PBS program "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." began its new season last week. You can find it on most PBS stations on Tuesday evenings; check your local listings for time. Tonight's guest is Fred Armisen.

Monday, October 2, 2017

October Webinars

Celebrate Family History Month by watching one of the free webinars from Legacy. Register or find more information at  Notice that Friday, October 6 has a day-long lineup of presentations at many different times.

Wednesday, October 4 - No Easy Button: Using "Immersion Genealogy" to Understand Your Ancestors, by Lisa Alzo.    Beginner and Intermediate

Friday, October 6 - Sweden's Multiple Naming Systems and How They Changed in the 1800s, by Martha Garrett.   Intermediate

Friday, October 6 - Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise, by Jeannie Bloom.  Intermediate

Friday, October 6 - Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Families That Came Out of Slavery, by LaBrenda Garrett Nelson.  Intermediate

Friday, October 6 - Using Timelines for Correlation and Analysis, by Jill Morelli.  Intermediate

Friday, October 6 - Land, Licenses, Love Gone Wrong, and Other Assorted Courthouse Records, by Ann Staley.   Intermediate

Friday, October 6 - Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls, by Tom Jones.  Intermediate

Wednesday, October 11 - Southern States Migration Patterns, by Mary Hill.  Intermediate

Friday, October 13 - Is Your Society Growing? Social Media may be your saving grace, by Pat Richey, who writes the 'Dear Myrtle" blog.

Tuesday, October 17 -  Databases, Search Engines, and the Genealogical Proof Standard, by David Ouimette.  Intermediate

Wednesday, October 18 - The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy, by Gena Philbert-Ortega.

Wednesday, October 25 - Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records, by Paula Stuart-Warren.  (State Census Records)   Beginner and Intermediate

Sunday, October 29 - Filling in the In-Between of the Jewish BMD, by Rose Feldman.   Intermediate

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Research in Montana

My cousin's husband has been researching ancestors in Musselshell County, Montana. He made contact with a woman there who enjoys doing lookups. She spent time locating material at the courthouse and also goes through newspaper files for surnames of interest. 

One of the interesting pieces of information was a document labeled "Registration of Firearms and Weapons" from 1918. The date and place of birth of the respondent was part of the information collected!

We knew that the family migrated from central Minnesota to Montana via North Dakota but were not sure of the dates. The respondent's reported birth in a specific North Dakota town in 1904 was very helpful in figuring out the migration pattern.