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GVGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, December 20
GVGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
This month, GVGS member Moreen Ferdie will open our eyes to Newspaper Research. Newspapers are a great source of family history details, giving us facts and stories of our ancestor's lives. Her presentation will show us how to look at different facts one can learn about their ancestors in newspapers, how newspapers share stories about our ancestors' lives, and the variety of newspaper resources available to help with your family research. Ms. Ferdie has been researching her family history for a number of years and she recently completed the American Records and Methodology Program at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She also leads the GVGS Special Interest Group on Jewish Genealogy.
 
Following Ms. Ferdie's presentation, GVGS members will have their annual Holiday Party.



Thursday, January 10, 2019
Jewish Genealogy SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Community, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ

Explore your Jewish genealogy at our new meeting location! 

We will meet in the Apache Room at the La Perla Building located on the 2nd floor at the La Posada Community, from 1:00PM - 3:00PM.

If you have any questions, contact Moreen Ferdie via email at:  secretary@azgvgs.org



GVGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 17, 2019
GVGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
Our guest speaker this month, Nicole Dyer, will present Strategies to Use When You Hit a Road Block. Researching your genealogy can be difficult. When records don't seem to contain the evidence you need to add the next generation to your family tree, what can you do? This class is about the research method that professional genealogists use to complete difficult client projects. Ms. Dyer is a genealogist lecturer and creator of FamilyLocket.com. She is also co-author of "Research Like A Pro: A Genealogist's Guide.
 


Tuesday, January 22, 2019
DNA Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Enlightenment Room, Pavilion Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

A new location, day & time for our DNA SIG! Our meetings will be held in the Enlightenment Room in the Pavilion Building at La Posada. There is plenty of parking at this facility (download the attached map). We will continue meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month. 

(Before coming to the meeting, take an opportunity to drop by the new GVGS Genealogy Library located next to Posada Java located at the entrance to La Posada.)



Thursday, January 24, 2019
Beginner's Genealogy Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
GVGS Genealogy Library, Posada Jave Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

A new Beginner's SIG to start the year off!  If you're just beginning your genealogy research journey, this is where you should start. Jon Otto, GVGS member and an accomplished teacher and researcher, will lead this group. January's topic is What do you know?

If you need more information or have questions, contact jon.otto@cox.net



Saturday, January 26, 2019
Pinal County Genealogists 2019 Annual Workshop  (Workshop)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1555 N. Colorado, Casa Grande, AZ
Pinal County Genealogists will host their 16th Annual Workshop on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Check-in will open at 8:00AM and the first session will start at 9:00AM. There will be 20 sessions to include basic favorites and classes for seasoned researchers and a Q&A Forum ending the day's activities. Lecture descriptions, registration forms and workshop information will be available on their website – www.pinalctyazgen.com – beginning Nov. 1, 2019. 



Monday, February 11, 2019
RootsMagic Classes  (Education Sessions)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Pavilion, Enlightenment Room, @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

The La Posada Community is sponsoring classes on the popular genealogy software program, RootsMagic. A series of five 90-minute sessions will run on the 2nd & 4th Mondays in Feb., March and April. 

Class Instructor, Dave Tiefenbach, has been researching his family since the mid-1980s. He has taught classes on beginning genealogy, FamilyTree Maker, RootsMagic, and basic PC computer operation.

The Feb. 11th Class will cover Getting Started with RootsMagic: How to set defaults, import trees, build your own family tree, and learn the various views available.

Classes start at 1:30pm. Class size is limited to 20 students so you must register in advance. To register, contact Dave Tiefenbach through email at:  davetiefen@gmail.com

Please download/read the additional details about these classes before registering.



Thursday, February 14, 2019
Jewish Genealogy SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Community, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ

Explore your Jewish genealogy at our new meeting location! 

We will meet in the Apache Room at the La Perla Building located on the 2nd floor at the La Posada Community, from 1:00PM - 3:00PM.

If you have any questions, contact Moreen Ferdie via email at:  secretary@azgvgs.org



Saturday, February 16, 2019
2019 Annual Seminar: Growing Your Family Tree - featuring Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist  (Seminars)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ
West Valley Genealogical Society's annual event will feature Judy Russell, a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. Topics for this event are:
  • Write in Stone – Cemeteries and Genealogy
  • No Vitals? No Problem!
  • Rogues, Rascals, and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep
  • After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History through DNA
Registration fee before Dec. 31, 2018 is $45; after that, the fee is $50. Fee includes: program, continental breakfast, box lunch, beverages, and prizes. Registration deadline is Feb. 11, 2019. For more details, click HERE.
 


GVGS  2019 Annual Seminar: Spend a Day with Cyndi Ingle!
Saturday, February 23, 2019
GVGS 2019 Annual Seminar: Spend a Day with Cyndi Ingle!  (Seminars)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
 
Make plans now to Spend a Day with Cydi Ingle,
Creator & Owner of "Cyndi's List"!
 
Cyndi has been researching her family history for more than 30 years. She is a frequent guest lecturer for genealogical society meetings and seminars, the author of three books on genealogical research on the Internet, and an active member of several genealogical societies. Cyndi will present these topics:
  • Advanced Googling for Your Grandma
  • Coordinating the Cloud: Ancestry, Dropbox, Evernote, FamilySearch, GoogleDrive
  • Foreign Language Tools for English-speaking Genealogists
  • Striking out on Their Own: Online Migration Tools and Resources
 
REGISTRATION IS OPEN THRU FEB. 1, 2019 – click HERE to register online now!
Pricing:  Members: $40; Non-Members: $45; Optional Box Lunch: $10.
(Non-Members: consider joining GVGS to receive the reduced registration fee)
 


Monday, February 25, 2019
RootsMagic Classes  (Education Sessions)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Pavilion, Enlightenment Room, @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This second class, in a series of five, on RootsMagic, sponsored by the La Posada Community will cover: How to move around the main screen, edit people, and add/edit facts.

Class Instructor, Dave Tiefenbach, has been researching his family since the mid-1980s. He has taught classes on beginning genealogy, FamilyTree Maker, RootsMagic, and basic PC computer operation.

Class size is limited to 20 students so you must register in advance. To register, contact Dave Tiefenbach through email at:  davetiefen@gmail.com

Please download/read the additional details about these classes before registering.



Tuesday, February 26, 2019
DNA Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Enlightenment Room, Pavilion Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

Unlock the mysteries of your DNA results. Our meetings will be held in the Enlightenment Room in the Pavilion Building at La Posada. There is plenty of parking at this facility (download the attached map). 

(Before coming to the meeting, take an opportunity to drop by the new GVGS Genealogy Library located next to Posada Java located at the entrance to La Posada.)



Wednesday, February 27, 2019 through Saturday, March 2, 2019
RootsTech 2019  (Conferences)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
The 2019 conference will feature learning opportunities for all ages and at all levels. Choose from over 300 breakout sessions with topics including DNA, records, methodology, social media, innovation, technology, family trees, photos, stories and many more! Registration is now open - register before Oct. 12 to take advantage of early bird pricing. Full details, including the 26 page RootsTech Conference Guide, are on their website:  www.rootstech.org


Thursday, February 28, 2019
Beginner's Genealogy Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
GVGS Genealogy Library, Posada Jave Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

 If you're just beginning your genealogy research journey, this is where you should start. Jon Otto, GVGS member and an accomplished teacher and researcher, will lead this group. 

Topic to be announced.

If you need more information or have questions, contact jon.otto@cox.net




Monday, March 11, 2019
RootsMagic Classes  (Education Sessions)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Pavilion, Enlightenment Room, @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This third class, in a series of five, on RootsMagic, sponsored by the La Posada Community will cover: Entering sources, with citations and repositories, and how to use place options.

Class Instructor, Dave Tiefenbach, has been researching his family since the mid-1980s. He has taught classes on beginning genealogy, FamilyTree Maker, RootsMagic, and basic PC computer operation.

Class size is limited to 20 students so you must register in advance. To register, contact Dave Tiefenbach through email at:  davetiefen@gmail.com

Please download/read the additional details about these classes before registering.



Thursday, March 14, 2019
Jewish Genealogy SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Community, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ

Explore your Jewish genealogy at our new meeting location! 

We will meet in the Apache Room at the La Perla Building located on the 2nd floor at the La Posada Community, from 1:00PM - 3:00PM.

If you have any questions, contact Moreen Ferdie via email at:  secretary@azgvgs.org



Thursday, March 21, 2019
GVGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
Our programs this month feature Amy Urman's presentation on Trail of Death. Ms. Urman is an experienced speaker, Professional Genealogist, a graduate of ProGen and current president of the Pima County Genelogy Society, and Ed Story's, presentation on Snipping a Feature Out of Windows.


Monday, March 25, 2019
RootsMagic Classes  (Education Sessions)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Pavilion, Enlightenment Room, @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This fourth class, in a series of five, on RootsMagic, sponsored by the La Posada Community will cover: Adding media, such as pictures or documents, and how to develop various reports for publication.

Class Instructor, Dave Tiefenbach, has been researching his family since the mid-1980s. He has taught classes on beginning genealogy, FamilyTree Maker, RootsMagic, and basic PC computer operation.

Class size is limited to 20 students so you must register in advance. To register, contact Dave Tiefenbach through email at:  davetiefen@gmail.com

Please download/read the additional details about these classes before registering.



Tuesday, March 26, 2019
DNA Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Enlightenment Room, Pavilion Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

Unlock the mysteries of your DNA results. Our meetings will be held in the Enlightenment Room in the Pavilion Building at La Posada. There is plenty of parking at this facility (download the attached map). 

(Before coming to the meeting, take an opportunity to drop by the new GVGS Genealogy Library located next to Posada Java located at the entrance to La Posada.)



Thursday, March 28, 2019
Beginner's Genealogy Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
GVGS Genealogy Library, Posada Jave Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

 If you're just beginning your genealogy research journey, this is where you should start. Jon Otto, GVGS member and an accomplished teacher and researcher, will lead this group. 

Topic to be announced.

If you need more information or have questions, contact jon.otto@cox.net

 




Monday, April 8, 2019
RootsMagic Classes  (Education Sessions)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Pavilion, Enlightenment Room, @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

This fifth & final class on RootsMagic, sponsored by the La Posada Community, will cover: Using WebHints, FamilySearch and Ancestry TreeShare.

Class Instructor, Dave Tiefenbach, has been researching his family since the mid-1980s. He has taught classes on beginning genealogy, FamilyTree Maker, RootsMagic, and basic PC computer operation.

Class size is limited to 20 students so you must register in advance. To register, contact Dave Tiefenbach through email at:  davetiefen@gmail.com

Please download/read the additional details about these classes before registering.



Thursday, April 11, 2019
Jewish Genealogy SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
La Posada Community, 665 S. Park Centre Ave., Green Valley, AZ

Explore your Jewish genealogy at our new meeting location! 

We will meet in the Apache Room at the La Perla Building located on the 2nd floor at the La Posada Community, from 1:00PM - 3:00PM.

If you have any questions, contact Moreen Ferdie via email at:  secretary@azgvgs.org



GVGS Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2019
GVGS Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley, AZ
Gena Philibert-Ortega, our featured speaker from our 2018 Seminar, will present a program on The Anatomy of BMD: What You Don't Know About Vital Records. Vital Records: it's one of the first record sets you look for in the hunt for your ancestors. But do you know everything about those records you seek? What do you do when no records exist? This presentation looks at the history of vital records in the U.S., the variations of those records, and the alternatives. Ms. Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. Her published works include 3 books, numerous articles in magazines and online, and she is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's magazine Crossroads.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
DNA Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Enlightenment Room, Pavilion Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

Unlock the mysteries of your DNA results. Our meetings will be held in the Enlightenment Room in the Pavilion Building at La Posada. There is plenty of parking at this facility (download the attached map). 

(Before coming to the meeting, take an opportunity to drop by the new GVGS Genealogy Library located next to Posada Java located at the entrance to La Posada.)



Thursday, April 25, 2019
Beginner's Genealogy Group SIG - MEMBERS ONLY  (SIGs)
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
GVGS Genealogy Library, Posada Jave Building @ La Posada, Green Valley, AZ

 If you're just beginning your genealogy research journey, this is where you should start. Jon Otto, GVGS member and an accomplished teacher and researcher, will lead this group. 

Topic to be announced.

If you need more information or have questions, contact jon.otto@cox.net