Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November's Legacy Webinars

Visit to learn more about these free webinars. You can register to watch in real time or view the presentation for a week following the original date.

Wednesday, November 7 - "Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor" by Melissa Barker.   Beginner, Intermediate

Wednesday, November 14 - "Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners" by Rorey Cathcart.   Beginner

Friday, November 16: "Legacy 9 Unlocked (Part 7): Adding Email Correspondence" by Geoff Rasmussen.   Beginner, Intermediate

Tuesday, November 20: "Every Day Life of Our Ancestors" by Ann Staley.  Intermediate

Wednesday, November 28: "Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking" by Paula Stuart-Warren.   Intermediate

Friday, November 30: "Legacy 9 Unlocked (Part 8): The Smoking Gun" by Geoff Rasmussen.   Beginner, Intermediate

Monday, October 29, 2018

Mesa FamilySearch Library

Here is information I received on July 1, 2018 from the Mesa facility. It looks as if they won't be open for at least two years.

The Mesa Arizona FamilySearch Library is closing!

The library is closed the entire month of July.  It reopens August 6th
The library will have regular hours between 6 August and until 5:00 pm September 14th.
The library will be closed permanently at 5:00 pm September 14 and not reopen until the new "Discovery Center" is constructed approximately 2 years from now.
We will not have any more large conferences.
Our calendar will not be maintained after 14 September.
Please refer to our wiki page at for updates and other information.

Sunday, October 28, 2018


Have you checked FamilySearch recently? Here's what they said this morning:

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in September 2018 with almost 13 million new indexed family history records and over 500,000 digital images from around the world. 

Remember, this is just for the month of September!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2019 Genealogy Workshop

The Pinal County Genealogy Workshop committee held its October meeting this week. The 2019 workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 26. Mark your calendars!

Last year's workshop was disrupted by an accident on Interstate 10 that prevented some of the speakers from attending. Their classes will be presented this year. Some of the offerings include the usual beginner sessions, DNA, land records, U. S. migration, and writing family history.

The website with all forms and information should be available by December 1, 2018.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Pier 21

Pier 21

Imagine my surprise when our cruise ship docked last week in Halifax just a few steps from Pier 21, where the Canadian Museum of Immigration is located. Of course we had to visit the exhibits. Dick took a few photos, also. Included in the immigration hall is a small family history center where folks can submit the name of an ancestor to see whether it can be found in the records. Next door is an office of the Library and Archives Canada. The main exhibit includes a timeline of Canadian immigration and an interactive map showing where immigrants came from during different time periods.

Research Room

In front of the Canadian Immigration Hall

Part of the exhibit