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GREEN VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Programs October 2014 - April 2015

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Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are at Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley from 1-3 PM on the third Thursday of the month.

Thursday 16 October 2014, 1-3 PM

Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

Short Subject: "Were Our Ancestors Much Different Than Us?" by JoAnn Herbst and Edie Sly.

PROGRAM: "What? Where? Who? Why? When? How? Things I Wish I Knew at the Beginning" by Marsha Allen.

Marsha lives in Mesa, Arizona and has been a teacher of genealogical classes and a family history consultant for 25 years. She will talk about basic research principles, rules, forms, and organization.

Thursday 20 November 2014, 1-3 PM

Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

SHORT SUBJECT: "What's New on FamilySearch.org" by Clarice Bird, Sahuarita Family History Center Director.

Clarice will update us on changes at the FamilySearch.org website.

PROGRAM: "Stumbling Blocks: Calendars and Penmanship" by Barbara Nuehring, lecturer and writer about genealogy.

This talk addresses two stumbling blocks most genealogists experience: the configuration of various calendars including the timing and impact the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar has on genealogy research and the various ancient scripts, abbreviations and symbols used in old source documents, followed by an exercise for deciphering the handwriting of previous generations.

Thursday 18 December 2014, 1-3 PM

Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

SHORT SUBJECT: To be determined

PROGRAM: "The Clothing of the American Colonial Rifleman" by Jim Kimbrough, past President, Tucson Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution

Thursday 15 January 2015, 1-3 PM

Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

SHORT SUBJECT: "How to use Find A Grave" by Bob Vint.

Bob will demonstrate how to search for someone in the Find A Grave database, how to search for a cemetery, how to join so you can use other features, how to make a photo request, and how to volunteer to take photos.

PROGRAM: "Early Migration" by Betty Cook.

Saturday 21 February 2015, 9 AM to 3 PM

We are having the Genealogy Seminar in place of our regular meeting this month.

Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

"GENEALOGY and THE LAW" Judy Russell, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, will present the following topics:

Judy Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She is a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer who lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. Judy currently serves as a Trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and she is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and several state genealogical societies. She has also written extensively for several national publications.

The seminar fee is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Bring your own lunch or order ours for $10 extra. Registration is required by February 7.
Click these links for: seminar flyer, more information, registration form, map of the seminar location.

Thursday 19 March 2015, 1-3 PM

Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

SHORT SUBJECT: To be determined

PROGRAM: To be determined

Thursday 16 April 2015, 1-3 PM

Valley Presbyterian Church, 2800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

SHORT SUBJECT: To be determined

PROGRAM: "Stories from immigrants" by Suzanne Brayer

Where did they come from? What port did they enter? Where did they settle? These are the questions we wish answered. We also want to know their stories and every immigrant has a story. The fate of the girl whose betrothed stood her up at Ellis Island, the Russian who walked the Siberian Railroad tracks to Japan to board a ship for San Francisco, the starving child who scavenged in the trash from first class.


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